For the second consecutive year and fourth time in six years, Queens College has been selected as a “Best Value College” by The Princeton Review.
Queens College, located on an 80-acre campus at 65-30 Kissena Blvd, was featured among 200 schools in The Prince Review 2019 rankings; there was no hierarchical ranking among the 200 schools featured. The college has been previously named a Best Value College in 2014, 2015, and 2018.
“We are not surprised that the Princeton Review has named Queens College to its 2019 edition of “The Best Value Colleges” and is recognized once again for its academic excellence, affordability, and accessibility to a diverse background of students. Queens College has consistently provided equal opportunity for our students to achieve their dreams,” says Queens College President Félix Matos Rodríguez.
In “The Best Value Colleges,” (which was titled “Colleges That Pay You Back” from 2015 to 2018) Princeton Review recommends the colleges they consider the nation’s best for academics, affordability, and career prospects.
Selections are based on a ROI (Return on Investment) rating score that was developed for the project. The rating consists of more than 40 data points, including institutional data from 658 institutions, surveys of students at those colleges, and PayScale.com data – collected through April 2018 – from alumni surveys covering starting and mid-career salaries as well as career social impact.
In the book’s profile of Queens College, The Princeton Review editors praise the school for “its first-rate education to generations of students from all different backgrounds, maintaining an incredibly affordable price tag while constantly expanding its offerings, programs, centers and institutes, and even its physical campus.” The “Career Information” section in the profile lists an exceptional ROI rating score of 88 for Queens College. It also cites PayScale.com figures reporting QC graduates with at least a bachelor’s degree have a median starting salary of $50, 900 and median mid-career salary of $ 96,600.
“We salute Queens 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, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review 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.”