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Money magazine ranks MSMU No. 2 value nationwide

Aug. 10, 2017 / Los Angeles — Each August, Money magazine investigates which U.S. colleges and universities add the most value to their students’ education, and to their future careers. For the second consecutive year, Mount Saint Mary’s is ranked No. 2 nationally on Money magazine’s “Best Value All-Stars” list.

According to the magazine, the ranking reflects the University’s ability to help students achieve far more than predicted based on their academic and economic background. Money magazine created these rankings based on data such as comparative-value grades for graduation rates, earnings and student loan repayment. The bottom line: Mount Saint Mary’s students exceed expectations.

The accolade is similar to another recent honor the University received. Earlier this year, the New York Times released a report on economic diversity and student outcomes at colleges and universities across the United States. In a study of 578 selective private colleges nationwide, the Times ranked Mount Saint Mary’s No. 1 in its overall mobility index.

The New York Times study was based on data collected by The Equality of Opportunity Project, which deemed Mount Saint Mary’s the most successful university for helping graduates move up to greater income levels compared to what they were projected to earn before attending school. 

“We value these types of rankings because, at their core, they measure transformation,” says Ann McElaney-Johnson, president of Mount Saint Mary’s. “Fostering that level of success is the focus of our incredible faculty, and it’s the goal of our unstoppable students. We appreciate this type of recognition, but we are even more grateful to witness this excellence in action at our University every single day.”

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