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Forbes names Loyola one of “Best Value Colleges” for 2016

| By Nick Alexopulos
Loyola University Maryland Evergeeen campus tour
Prospective students tour Loyola University Maryland's Evergreen campus (Photo by Scott Suchman)

Loyola University Maryland is one of 300 U.S. colleges and universities recognized by Forbes as a “Best Value College” for 2016.

The value ranking, new this year, is based on tuition costs, school quality, graduation success rates, and post-graduate earnings. Loyola is ranked No. 121 overall, No. 82 among private colleges, and No. 61 in the northeast.

Forbes’ methodology weighs data from multiple sources, including online salary database PayScale and the Brookings Institution, among others. In 2015 PayScale ranked Loyola in the top 5 percent of U.S. universities for mid-career salary potential of graduates and No. 10 in the country for best salary potential of undergraduate business majors. Also last year, Brookings ranked Loyola in the top 2 percent of more than 2,400 four-year U.S. colleges and universities for economic value added to the mid-career salary of its alumni.

Earlier this year, The Princeton Review included Loyola on its list of “Colleges that Pay You Back” for 2016 and Kiplinger’s named Loyola one of the top-100 “Best College Values” among private universities.

Forbes notes that the 300 schools on its “Best Value Colleges” list are “worth the investment.” The full list is available at forbes.com.

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