Washington Monthly has issued its latest “Best Bang for the Buck – Northeast” edition in which NJCU ranks near the top. Several factors go into the calculation, among them net price. You can also sort this list by state or by name. See what company NJCU is in.
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Of the top ten best, New Jersey has 6; they are all “specialized” (magnet or academy) schools. McNair High School in Jersey City comes in at #172. The list can be arranged by state, college readiness scores, graduation rate, college bound, and the number of students in poverty. Clicking on a school’s name brings up additional salient information. This site also has a section entitled “Beating the Odds“: “Newsweek’s “Beating the Odds” list seeks to identify schools that do an excellent job of preparing their students for college while also overcoming the obstacles posed by students at an economic disadvantage. A star next to a school’s name indicates that it meets our Equity measure by helping low-income students score at or above average on state assessments.” The ranking methodology is included.
This survey incorporates previous iterations to trace the development and growth of universities’ reputations: “The results of each survey are fueled by assessments from the world’s leading academics. The combined survey results to date (2010-2014) contain more than 1.5 million individual data points and have recorded 65,000 responses, covering 6,500 of the world’s leading universities across 105 disciplines.”(Overview, 3). Rankings are given for various disciplines and geographic regions.
See where NJCU is ranked in the Master’s Universities category by state and what institutions we outrank in New Jersey; you can also sort the Master’s Universities category by numerical rank and name. The entire College Guide, covering many more groupings, is here while explanations of methodologies and other features are also available.
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