—Praised for Readying Students for Jobs and Graduate Studies—
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking great academics, outstanding career preparation and generous financial aid, according to The Princeton Review. St. Mary’s College is one of 200 schools that the education services company profiles in its inaugural book, “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Best Value Colleges and What It Takes to Get In” – 2015 edition, released Feb. 3.
The Princeton Review developed a unique “Return-on-Education” (ROE) rating to winnow its list of the 200 colleges. ROE measures 40 weighted data points in areas of academics, cost, financial aid, student debt, graduation rates, alumni salaries and job satisfaction. The Princeton Review based its ROE rating on data collected in 2013-14 from its surveys of administrators and students at 650 colleges, plus surveys conducted by PayScale.com through April 2014 of alumni of the same schools. The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges academically or from one to 200 in any category.
“We salute and highly recommend St. Mary’s College of Maryland and all of our ‘Colleges That Pay You Back’ schools. They stand out for their excellent academics, impressive career preparation services, and affordability to students with need – via comparatively low sticker prices, generous financial aid, or both,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president/publisher and lead author of the book. “Plus their students graduate with great career prospects.”
St. Mary’s College was also recently recognized by Kiplinger magazine, which ranked the college among the top 50 for in-state and out-of-state value on its list of 100 best values in public colleges.
To view St. Mary’s College’s profile and for the complete list of Princeton Review’s “Colleges That Pay You Back,” visit www.princetonreview.com/colleges-pay-you-back.