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PayScale Ranks NJIT in Top 1 Percent for ROI Among US Public Colleges, Universities

NJIT continues to demonstrate the value of its educational offerings in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), according to the latest 2013 PayScale college rankings for return on investment (ROI).  NJIT is 6th (top 1 percent) among 437 public universities and 27th (top 2 percent) among 1,511 public and private institutions in the U.S. 

This ranking continues a history of steady improvement in NJIT’s value.  Last year NJIT ranked 9th among public universities and 59th overall; in 2011, NJIT was 14th among public schools and 76th overall.

PayScale also continues to single out NJIT as 8th in nation among public universities for salary potential.

With the expense and time required to attend college, according to PayScale, earning a degree does pay off long-term, but only if students and parents carefully choose the right institution.

PayScale's methodology to produce its ROI package was collected from full-time employees with bachelor’s degree who successfully completed a survey.  No higher degrees, such as law or medicine, were included.

Launched in 2002 and headquartered in Seattle, Washington, PayScale owns the largest database of online employee salary data in the world.  PayScale possesses a unique and diversified team, with areas of expertise including compensation, business and statistics that brings an innovative and technical approach to online acquisition and analysis of job profiles and compensation.

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.