Published 09/18/15

College Scorecard results for RI

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A Bryant education delivers top return on investment

Bryant University continues to be recognized among the top colleges in the country when it comes to return on investment.

Bryant ranks first in Rhode Island in post-graduation salary, according to data from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard. A decade after enrolling at Bryant, the median salary of alumni who received federal financial aid was $61,900, according to the site. The national average was $34,343. Bryant was followed by Brown University ($59,700) and Providence College ($59,600). (Read the Providence Business News coverage here.)

In rankings of academics as well as value, Bryant is well positioned. Read about the latest here.

College Scorecard was developed in response to concern that it was too difficult for students and their parents to find the answers to their most important questions: how much college will cost and whether students will secure jobs after graduation. It provides information about graduation rates and average annual cost in addition median earnings.

Bryant is also on Money magazine's list of 50 Colleges That Add the Most Value, otherwise known as schools that best help students exceed expectations. Bryant received a “value added” grade of A- and placed 41st on the list.

“What’s impressive is when a college can help students do far better than you’d expect based on their academic and economic backgrounds and the mix of majors at their schools. These 50 schools do just that,” the magazine said. That’s what the magazine measured with the value-added grade.

The University also ranked No. 68 in Money ’s assessment of 736 colleges that provide the best value for your tuition dollar. Money’s lists were based on educational quality, affordability, and alumni earnings.