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08-28-2013

Clarkson University in Nation's Top-30 for Million-Dollar Returns on Students' Investments

AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO) has listed Clarkson University in the nation's top-30 private universities that offer students a return on investment of at least $1 million.

Clarkson University's Bertrand H. Snell HallOnly one percent of colleges have a documented $1 million plus return on investment -- "alumni whose lifetime earnings surpass those of non-degree holders by seven figures" -- the website noted.

The website lists Clarkson with a 30-year net ROI of $1.1 million, the income a graduate could expect to earn after three decades minus the cost of attendance & the amount that graduate would have made with only a high school degree.

"Third party rankings such as this validate what we've known for years: that our professors, academic rigor, strong alumni network and value offer an unparalleled higher education experience," said Clarkson President Tony Collins. "As prospective students and their parents increasingly look for an excellent return on investment from college, Clarkson is well-positioned to continue graduating students with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in a global economy."

The rankings can be found at http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-rankings-online/million-dollar-roi-private-colleges .

ACO also recently ranked Clarkson in New York state's top-10 for colleges and universities that provide the highest return on investment (ROI).

Last fall, ABC News asked PayScale to name the schools with new graduates who earn more than Harvard’s and Clarkson was among just 12 schools on the list. U.S. News & World Report lists Clarkson as #1 in the nation for graduates with the most internship experience and in the nation's top-12 for its online graduate business programs. Ninety-six percent of Clarkson students place in their field of study or career aspiration in their first year after graduation.

Affordable Colleges Online provides students with information about affordable higher education options. The website offers financial aid videos, advice, and cost savings ideas.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: Clarkson University's Bertrand H. Snell Hall.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/scenter.jpg .]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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