September 26, 2017
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
Mount Saint Mary College was recently named a top college in MONEY Magazine’s “43 Colleges That Add the Most Value.”
MONEY, a sister publication of TIME magazine, created their rankings after analyzing 2,400 colleges across the U.S. The Mount earned 32nd place in “43 Colleges That Add the Most Value,” which grades colleges based on comparative-value for graduation rates, earnings, and student loan repayment.
According to a recent survey, 92 percent of Mount Saint Mary College graduates in 2016 were employed within six months of receiving their degree. MONEY’slist places a Mount grad’s “early career earnings” at an average of more than $52,000.
The success of Mount students is also represented in their ability to pay back loans that they have used to invest in their futures, reflected in a very low loan default rate of 4.6 percent.
In addition, more than 97 percent of freshmen receive Mount scholarships and grants. In total, the college awards more than $20 millionin scholarships and grants each year.
Mount Saint Mary College, located60 miles north of New York City, is ranked a Top-Tier Regional University by U.S. News & World Report, and offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs preparing students for careers in healthcare, business, education, social services, communication/media, and more.