Jan. 12, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan
For the fourth time in the past six years, Queens College has been chosen as one of the 200 Best Value Colleges nationwide by The Princeton Review.
The test prep and college admission services company evaluates the schools based on a return on investment for the students, and considers each school’s academics, affordability and career prospects. While each school is evaluated based on dozens of data points, the 200 finalists are not ranked hierarchically.
“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,” said Queens College President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez. ”Queens College has consistently provided equal opportunity for our students to achieve their dreams.”
Queens College was also placed on the list—previously titled Colleges That Pay You Back—in 2014, 2015 and 2018.
The review’s write up about Queens College highlighted its first-rate education, cultural diversity, and “incredibly affordable price tag.” The college was given an ROI score of 88, with graduates reporting median starting salaries of $50,900 and mid-career salaries 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, The Princeton Review’s Editor-in-Chief. “Students at these colleges also have access to extraordinary career services from their freshman year on, plus a lifetime of valuable alumni support.”
Queens College continues to produce the most teachers, counselors and principals in the metropolitan area. Its leading number of computer science majors, compared to other colleges in New York City, sets it apart as a leader in tech education.