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Loyola ranks in top 9% of U.S. universities for return on investment

| By Nick Alexopulos
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The return on investment of a Loyola University Maryland education has again been recognized nationally, as Loyola is ranked in the top 9 percent of more than 1,300 U.S. colleges and universities in’s 2016 College ROI Report. Loyola rises to the top 7 percent when financial aid is considered and consistently ranks among the top institutions in this report each year it is released.

In addition, PayScale includes Loyola on a variety of category-specific lists in this year’s report:

  • No. 3, Best Value Colleges in Maryland
  • No. 9, Best Value Religious Schools
  • No. 11, Best Value Colleges for Business Majors
  • No. 31, Best Value Colleges for Business Careers
  • No. 49, Best Value Private Colleges
  • No. 57, Best Value Colleges for Sports

Loyola's ranking for 2016 is based on the net income a graduate will earn 20 years after graduation after subtracting both what he or she would have earned as a high school graduate and the total cost of college attendance.

PayScale is an online compensation database that has released a college ROI report annually for the last several years. PayScale generated the rankings using data collected from employees who successfully completed a PayScale survey. Only graduates who are employed full-time and paid with either an hourly wage or an annual salary were included in the report. Also, only employees who have earned a bachelor's degree and no higher degrees were included, and careers that require advanced degrees, such as law or medicine, are not included.

This is Loyola’s fourth value ranking in the first four months of 2016. In March, Forbes named Loyola a "Best Value College." In February, The Princeton Review included Loyola on its list of "Colleges that Pay You Back." In January, Kiplinger’s named Loyola one of the top-100 "Best College Values" among private universities.

More information about PayScale’s 2016 College ROI Report is available at

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