Fairleigh Dickinson University named among New Jersey Colleges with Best Lifetime Return on Investment

Teaneck, NJ (July 24, 2013) — AffordableCollegesOnline.com (ACO) has ranked Fairleigh Dickinson University sixth out of 24 institutions on its list of New Jersey colleges and universities with the Best Lifetime Return on Investment. Graduates from these schools enjoy the largest earnings gap between non-degree holders, over a thirty-year span.

AffordableCollegesOnline.org list of “Colleges in New Jersey with High ROI” 

1.            Stevens Institute of Technology

2.            Princeton University

3.            New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)

4.            Rutgers University - New Brunswick Campus

5.            The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)

6.            Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) - Madison, NJ

7.            Seton Hall University - South Orange, NJ

8.            Rider University

9.            Rutgers University - Newark Campus

10.         Ramapo College of New Jersey

11.         Monmouth University - West Long Branch, NJ

12.         Saint Peters College

13.         Rutgers University - Camden Campus

14.         Bloomfield College

15.         William Paterson University

16.         Montclair State University

17.         Caldwell College

18.         New Jersey City University

19.         Kean University

20.         Rowan University

21.         Drew University

22.         The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

23.         Georgian Court University

24.         Centenary College 

Rankings: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/new-jersey/

“These are important lists for prospective students to consider,” said ACO founder Dan Schuessler. “We’ve sifted through comprehensive data sources to find colleges and universities in New Jersey that offer a high quality education with consistent, long-term payoffs in the workplace.”

The colleges were ranked based on several criteria including tuition prices, graduate average starting salaries and ROI calculations.

AffordableCollegesOnline.com compiled the list of schools meeting these criteria by using the following data sets: 

• NCES (http://nces.gov/), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education. It provides consistent, reliable, complete, and accurate indicators of education status and trends.

• IPEDS (http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/), the primary federal source for data on colleges, universities, and technical and vocational postsecondary schools in the U.S.

 Carnegie Classification (http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/), a framework widely used in the study of higher education, both as a way to represent and control for institutional differences, and also in the design of research studies to ensure adequate representation of sampled institutions, students, or faculty.

 Payscale.com (http://www.payscale.com/about/methodology), the premier salary data collection organization.

AffordableCollegesOnline.org provides prospective college students and their parents with information and resources to help them manage the cost of obtaining an education. It’s the first website to offer comprehensive lists of “Most Affordable Colleges” in different categories.

About Fairleigh Dickinson University

Devoted to the preparation of world citizens through global education, Fairleigh Dickinson is New Jersey's largest private university and features more than 100 liberal arts and professional degree programs, two international campuses, dozens of partnerships with internationally renowned institutions and special programs and status within the United Nations. For more information, go to www.fdu.edu.

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