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Colleges That Pay You Back

The Princeton Review named the University of Dayton among the top ?Colleges That Pay You Back? in a new book that examines academics, affordability and graduates? career prospects

coverThe 2017 edition of Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck highlights the University’s cost transparency, student life and career services. It also ranks the University as 14th in the nation for internship opportunities.

The book’s editors note the University’s net-price tuition plan eliminates fees and pledges to students their scholarships and grants will grow dollar-for-dollar each year as tuition increases. The editors include information on graduates’ starting salaries, which average $50,600 according to They also feature the University’s Flyer First Destination Survey, which recently found 96 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."

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