Anna Maria College Ranked High in Massachusetts Colleges

with the Best Lifetime Return on Investment


Paxton, MA (August 6, 2013) – Anna Maria College recently ranked in the top 25 Massachusetts colleges and universities considered to have the greatest lifetime return on investment for its students by (AC Online). According to AC Online, graduates from AMC enjoy the largest earnings gap between non-degree holders over thirty years, and earn more on average than graduates from other Massachusetts schools.

“These are important lists for prospective students to consider,” said AC Online founder Dan Schuessler. “We’ve sifted through comprehensive data sources to find colleges and universities in Massachusetts that offer a high quality education with consistent, long-term payoffs in the workplace.”

“We were extremely pleased to learn that Anna Maria College has ranked 25th out of 51 institutions in Massachusetts that provide students with the best return on their investment in their college careers,” shares Jack P. Calareso, Ph.D., President of AMC.  “For over 65 years, the College has been committed to providing students with quality liberal arts and science programs that prepare them for real-world professions.  It is rewarding to learn that we have been successful in our mission.”

Other Worcester area schools that made the top 25 include Clark University, Nichols College, The College of the Holy Cross, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

AC Online used a variety of criteria when considering institutions as a “High ROI College,” including reviewing PayScale’s 2013 College Value Report, the premier salary data collection organization, as well as authoritative data sets from NCES, the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education, IPEDS, the primary federal source for data on colleges and universities, and Carnegie Classification, a framework widely used in the study of higher education.

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