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Clarkson ranked seventh in state for return on investment

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POTSDAM - Clarkson University has been ranked number 7 in New York state for colleges and universities that provide the highest return on investment (ROI).

The ranking by AffordableCollegesOnline.org (AC Online) identified 84 New York colleges and universities with the greatest lifetime return on investment out of 472 analyzed. The company says that “graduates from these schools enjoy the largest earnings gap between non-degree holders over 30 years, and earn more on average than graduates from other New York schools.”

The rankings can be found at http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/new-york.

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

In considering colleges for consideration as a “High ROI College,” AC Online selected public or private, fully accredited, four-year, degree-granting institutions and examined their ROI according to PayScale’s 2013 College Value Report.

AC Online also used data from NCES, IPEDS and the Carnegie Classification.

This is only Clarkson’s most recent third-party accolade. In the past year ABC News & PayScale listed Clarkson as one of 12 schools whose new graduates earn more than Harvard’s, and U.S. News & World Report lists Clarkson as 34th on its “Great Schools at Great Prices” list, first in the nation for graduates with the most internship experience, and 12th in the nation for its online graduate business programs. Ninety-six percent of Clarkson students place in their field of study or career aspiration in their first year after graduation.

Affordable Colleges Online provides students with information about affordable higher education options. The website offers financial aid videos, advice, and cost savings ideas.

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