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SFU ranks high nationally for graduates' salaries

November 7, 2012

Saint Francis University ranks very high nationally in both the College Salary and Return on Investment (ROI) annual reports from Payscale.com, a research company that collects data on salaries. Saint Francis ranked 106 out of more than 1,000 universities for mid-career salary of alumni in the College Salary Report, and ranked 185 for the 30-year net return on investment for alumni in the ROI Rankings Report. The survey found that Saint Francis graduates whose highest degree is a bachelor degree earn $298,100 more on average over 30 years than their peers.

While all of the Saint Francis University graduates surveyed received some form of financial aid, the Payscale salary data showed that the investment in their education paid off, with an average return on investment of $343,900. For both 2012 reports, the sample size is based on 1.5 million bachelor degree only graduates who work in the United States and completed a PayScale survey during the last year. The sample size for Saint Francis was about 200 graduates.

In addition to favorable ratings from Payscale.com, Saint Francis ranked in the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges 2013" survey list in September. In that report, Saint Francis ranked in the top third of institutions in the Tier I: North Regional Universities category. The University placed 61 out of the 188 institutions in that group that consist of mostly Masters I, private institutions. U.S. News ranks schools in 16 weighted areas to develop an overall score.

Saint Francis University conducts a career placement survey each year. The most recent report found that within six months of graduation, 96% of 2011 graduates secured employment or were enrolled in graduate school.

For more facts about Saint Francis and our rankings, visit SFU Facts & Stats