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A Scranton Education Pays Off, According to Several Recent Reports

A Scranton Education Pays Off, According to Several Recent Reports

Scranton received consistent recognition for its economic value in 2015, particularly for the impact the University has on the earnings of its graduates. For example, The Economist compiled its first-ever ranking of this kind, putting Scranton at No. 22 in the nation. Following the premise that a “good student” would do well at any college, the magazine used regression analysis to measure the effect of an array of variables to determine the actual impact the college has on the earnings of a graduate. 

According to the magazine, “the economic value of a university is equal to the gap between how much money its graduates earn, and how much they might have made had they studied elsewhere.” 

In a similar analysis, Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, published in October, ranked Scranton among the top 100 colleges in the nation for the increase in annual earnings it contributes to its graduates at 10 years after enrollment. 

PayScale, an online compensation information company, also reported such “outcomes.” In their most recent Salary Report, Scranton is in the top 17 percent of universities listed by the median salaries of alumni. 

Read more about the value of a Scranton education here.

Recent Accolades for The University of Scranton

Among the Nation’s ‘Best Colleges, Science Labs, Campus Food and Dorms’ The Princeton Review 
Among Top in the Nation for Contribution to Alumni Earnings The Economist 
Among America’s Best Values Forbes and MONEY magazine 

Among the 50 Fittest Colleges in America Active Times 
Among Top in Nation for ‘Value-added’ Contribution to Earnings of Graduates BROOKINGS 
Among the Top Universities Listed by Median Salaries PayScale 
Among Nation’s Best Dining and Residence Halls Business Insider 
Among Schools ‘Contributing to Public Good’ Washington Monthly 

To see all the University’s accolades, visit

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