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Best Bang for Your Buck Ranking: Millennial Generation Site Rates UC No. 1 in Nation for ROI

Using criteria like starting salaries for graduates and graduation rates, a millennial generation news site ranked the nation's top colleges when it comes to providing students their "best bang for the buck." Named No. 1 on that list was the University of Cincinnati.

Date: 8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
By: M.B. Reilly
Phone: (513) 556-1824
Photos By: Dottie Stover

UC ingot   According to the millennial generation news site, PolicyMic, 12 universities nationwide stand out as already meeting many of the standards that President Barack Obama is advocating in his plans for a new collegiate ranking system that takes into account relative costs, average student debt upon graduation, graduation rates, starting salaries after graduation and percentage of low-income students in attendance.

In its ranking of universities that provide students the most bang for their buck, PolicyMic named the University of Cincinnati as No. 1 in the nation for return on educational investment. The site based that No. 1 ranking on UC's graduation rate, the starting salaries of students after graduation, debt at time of graduation and percentage of low-income undergraduates: "...the university seems to offer a good return on investment with relatively high graduation rates and starting salaries for recent graduates."