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Return Graduates' Investment

The Princeton Review listed the University of Dayton among the best schools in the nation for academics, affordability and graduates? career success in its new book, Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.

The book, published today, highlights the University’s cost transparency with its net-price tuition plan, which eliminates fees and pledges to students their scholarships and grants will grow dollar-for-dollar each year as tuition increases. It also includes the University’s Flyer First Destination Survey, which recently found 97 percent of graduates were employed or enrolled in graduate school or a service program within six months of graduation.

The Princeton Review examined data from hundreds of schools nationwide for the publication. Editors developed a “return on investment” rating based on data including graduation rates, student debt, financial aid and alumni salaries and job satisfaction.

"We highly recommend the University of Dayton, and all of our Colleges That Pay You Back schools. They stand out not only for their outstanding academics but also for their affordability via comparatively low sticker prices and /or generous financial aid to students with need — or both," said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s senior vice president/publisher and lead author of the book. "Students at these colleges also have access to extraordinary career services programs from their freshman year on, plus a lifetime of alumni connections and post-grad support."

More information is available on The Princeton Review’s website.


News and Communications Staff