Cleary University ranks new the top in the state among all schools and top 11 in the nation among small schools. Find out how Cleary University can help you grow your career
NEW YORK (TheStreet) — I want to go to a small school. I want to make a lot of money after graduation. I don’t want to pay an exorbitant amount for my college education. Where should I go?
A new tool called the College Scorecard, a data-rich Web site launched on Saturday by the Obama Administration, came up with a list of 11 public and private universities that satisfy these parameters for would-be students.
The tool, which allows users to plug in a variety of factors to find the best school to go to, compares and contrasts “nearly all post-secondary institutions in the United States” based on size, pricing, degrees, graduation rates and salary after graduation, among other measurements of more than 7,000 higher-ed institutions. The Web site does not attempt to rank schools. The data is based on students who have received a federal loan or grant to attend college, according to The New York Times.
“For the first time, students and their advisors can search for the earnings of students who attended an institution, along with the most up-to-date information about other measures of a college’s quality, including the percentage of students who graduate or repay their loans,” according to a Sept. 14 blog post by The White House. “Students can also access a new measure of cumulative student debt for borrowers who complete their degree at each institution and an improved measure of students’ success in repaying their loans.”
To find the small colleges where students have the highest salaries after graduation,TheStreet chose to use parameters of colleges that have less than 2,000 students; with average annual costs of $15,000 or less; and an annual salary after attending of more than $50,000. (The College Scorecard notes that the national average for salary after attending college is $34,363.)
The big message? If you want to get the most bang for your buck — by a long shot — you might consider a life at sea. Want to know why? Read on to the end to find out.
Here’s the list of colleges, sorted from least to most salary after attending. And when you’re done be sure to check out the best schools to earn an MBA degree. SEE CLEARY UNIVERSITY, #11
11. Cleary University
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Average Annual Cost: $11,516
Graduation Rate: 31%
Average Salary After Attending: $50,500
Approximately 81% of students who attend Cleary University earn, on average, more than those with just a high school diploma.
As a business school, its most popular programs of study are: business, management, marketing and related support services. Approximately 93% of students obtain in a degree in these areas.
Note: The average annual cost is the annual net price for students who get financial aid, after aid from the school, state or federal government is applied. For public schools, the annual cost is the average cost for in-state students. Salary after attending is the median earnings of former students who received financial aid at 10 years after entering the school.