Grove City is a ‘College that pays you back’

Grove City College is a college that pays you back, according to The Princeton Review.

The College’s focus on delivering a top quality education at an affordable price earned it a place as one of 200 schools with a national reputation that are included in The Princeton Review’s just-published “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Best Value Colleges and What It Takes to Get In - 2017 Edition.” Grove City College features stellar academics, affordable costs and strong career prospects for graduates, according to the college preparation and testing company. 

“This major recognition spotlights our unique place in higher education.  We are ranked at the top because we combine academic excellence and a Christ-centered mission with a commitment to affordability creating tremendous education value for our students,” College President Paul J. McNulty ’80 said. “Suffice to say that our students also graduate on time, enjoy a 97 percent graduate placement rate, higher-than-average starting salaries and mid-career earnings that outpace national averages.”

The Princeton Review used 40 weighted data points – everything from academics, cost, financial aid, and student debt to statistics on graduation rates, alumni salaries and job satisfaction – to tally its Return on Investment (ROI) Rating and select the schools that it “considers the nation's best for academics, affordability/financial aid, and for getting their graduates out the door to satisfying and rewarding careers.” More than 650 top colleges and universities were evaluated.  

Grove City College received an ROI rating of 87 based on data The Princeton Review collected in 2015-16 from its surveys of students and administrators and alumni compensation information collected by Grove City College graduates see an average starting salary of $48,800 and average mid-career compensation of $96,600 per year, according to PayScale, which identifies the College as one of its top ten Best Value National Liberal Arts Colleges.

“The colleges we have identified offer superb value; not only will students get a great education, but students benefit from generous financial aid, extraordinary career services programs, alumni connections and career opportunities like internships that will help students find jobs when they graduate," said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief.

Grove City College is also included in Princeton Review’s 2017 “381 Best Colleges” guide and also listed as a “Best Northeastern College” by the education services company.

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