Six New Jersey-based educational institutions have been named among the nation’s Top 200 best colleges for students seeking a great education with career preparation at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review.
The education services company recently published its annual guide The Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment. to make the list, an institution had to demonstrate strong academics, an affordable cost and strong career prospects for graduates.
The six schools from New Jersey on the list include:
- Princeton University, Princeton, 5,394 enrolled;
- Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Piscataway, 35,641 enrolled;
- The College of New Jersey, Ewing, 6,955 enrolled;
- Drew University, Madison, 1,537 enrolled;
- New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, 8,483 enrolled;
- Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, 3,123 enrolled.
“Return on educational investment is very important to our students, and it has been proven empirically that an NJIT degree provides a pathway to career success. NJIT is ranked No. 1 nationally by Forbes for the upward mobility of students from the lowest income brackets pre-enrollment to the highest post-graduation. Our students have an average of approximately three job offers in hand during their senior year and attain starting salaries almost 20 percent above their peers across the country,” NJIT President Joel S. Bloom said.
The Princeton Review said it chose the Top 200 for 2019 based on data on alumni career and salary statistics on academics, costs, financial aid, graduate rates and career/salary data.
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