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Bloomberg Businessweek Places Clarkson University #20 on Fifty Most Affordable Colleges with Return on Investment List

Bloomberg Businessweek placed Clarkson University as #20 in its list of the "Fifty Most Affordable Colleges with Return on Investment" in its College ROI: What We Found report issued April 7, 2011.

In conjunction with PayScale, Bloomberg revealed which schools prepare students for well-paying careers and the publisher featured Clarkson University prominently in an accompanying article, "College’s Holy Grail: Low Cost, High Returns."

The article can be found at

“This independent analysis of college graduates nationwide demonstrates Clarkson’s long-term commitment to its academic mission and access to education for all students,” said Clarkson University President Tony Collins. “With outstanding support from our alumni and friends, it has been our history to make Clarkson affordable to all entrepreneurially-minded and talented students who qualify for admissions and to give them the opportunity to pursue a rigorous education grounded in bridging research discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.”

The Most Affordable list recognizes institutions that prioritize scholarship support and financial aid for students by looking at the average net price that a typical student pays to attend.

The overall national ROI rankings are based solely on the published price compared to the earnings of graduates.

Clarkson was featured as #65 on this sticker-price-based list and seventh overall in a breakdown for New York State which is known for the quality of its higher education offerings. 

PayScale ranked 693 schools on 30-year ROI for Bloomberg Businessweek, using data it collects from individuals who use the company’s pay comparison tools. 

Clarkson produces remarkably effective engineers, scientists, health professionals, business people, and creative leaders who easily engage “What’s next?” We do it by creating an exceptionally demanding, boundary-spanning experience in an entrepreneurial community known for its core values, technology intensive resources, and connection to the Adirondack Park just outside our doorstep. Clarksonians from around the globe design new products, start new businesses, and come up with the ideas that make the world a healthier, wealthier, and more humane place. We educate the leaders who defy convention and move the world forward:  one in six alumni is already a CEO or senior executive of a business.

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