A Surprising List of Top Ten Colleges

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology?  SUNY Maritime College?

Yes. They are among the top ten “value-added” U.S. colleges  likely to increase a student’s  lifetime earnings, according  to a study, “Beyond College Rankings,” by Brookings Institution Fellow Jonathan Rothwell.

The highest ranking among 4-year colleges are: 1) California Institute of Technology, 2) Colgate, 3) M.I.T., 4) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 5) Carleton, 6) Washington and Lee, 7) SUNY Maritime,  8) Clarkson, 9) Manhattan College, 10 ) Stanford.

Brookings states: “Rothwell measures the expected success of alumni from each school based on factors like academic performance, student body demographics, and the types of courses offered at each school. He then compares these measures against the actual performance of graduates from each school based on mid-career earnings levels, the value of job skills, and ability to repay student loans.”

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