Princeton Review names City College "Best Value Colleges: 2019 Edition"

The City College of New York is one of the nation's best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review®.” CCNY features in the 2019 edition of its annual guide, “The Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment (Penguin Random House / Princeton Review Books, $22.99, January 29, 2019) available today.

“More than 80 percent of the entering class at City College receives some type of financial aid,” notes the Princeton Review. “In addition, in the last three years, City has increased the dollar amount going to student scholarships by 35 percent.”

The Princeton Review chose the schools based on data it collected in 2017–18 from its surveys of administrators at more than 650 colleges. The company also factored in data from its surveys of students attending the schools as well as surveys of school alumni that conducted through April 2018.

More than 40 data points to tally ROI (return on investment) ratings were used to determine selection of the 200 schools for the book. Topics covered everything from academics, cost, and financial aid to graduation rates, student debt, alumni salaries, and job satisfaction.

"We salute City College and all of our “The Best Value Colleges.” They stand out for their outstanding academics and their affordability via generous financial aid to students with need and/or comparatively low sticker prices," said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s Editor-in-Chief and lead author of the book. "Students at these colleges also have access to extraordinary career services from their freshman year on, plus a lifetime of valuable alumni support."

The "Career Information" section in the profile lists an exceptional ROI rating score of 87 for CCNY. It also cites figures reporting CCNY's graduates with at least a bachelor's degree have a median starting salary of $53,800 and median mid-career salary of $98,500.

According to a CCNY student, “CCNY is definitely a diamond in the rough; it should be considered by any student who wants to experience New York City college life at an affordable rate without sacrificing education quality.”

City College annually receives high rankings from the Princeton Review. In August, the education services company named CCNY, in its 2019 edition,  “The Best 384 Colleges” for the seventh consecutive year.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its role at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility indexThis measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.2% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight professional schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself.  View CCNY Media Kit.

About The Princeton Review

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