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New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is one of the nation's best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation and at an affordable price according to The Princeton Review®.

The education services company profiles NJIT in the recently published 2018 edition of its annual guide, Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck. In order to make the list, institutions must demonstrate a strong academic program and affordability, and offer strong opportunities for career prospects after graduation. A return on an academic investment is a highly sought-after quality, and according to the guide, NJIT is among the top 1 percent in the United States for occupational earnings power.

"Our students know that an NJIT degree is both affordable and a catalyst for career success. The fact that our students graduate with an average of nearly three job offers in hand and starting salaries almost 20 percent above the national average shows that they will receive an immediate and lasting return on their educational investment,” said President Joel Bloom.

In the book’s profile of NJIT, The Princeton Review editors praise the school for “…constantly developing new curriculums to adapt to the marketplace” and notes that in the past decade, the campus has doubled in size “in a direct answer to the call for more STEM-oriented skill sets in the workplace.”

The guide describes how “...the Career Development Services Office makes sure students are prepared via workshops, practice interviews and two career fairs (and preparatory sessions), and are very good at providing students with job experience.”

NJIT students surveyed by the company described the university as "a very diverse campus" with a selling point being “the prestige of it and how many companies love NJIT students.”

The Princeton Review crunched more than 40 data points to tally return on investment ratings of the colleges that determined its selection of the 200 schools for the book. Topics covered everything from academics, cost, and financial aid to graduation rates, student debt, alumni salaries and job satisfaction.

One of only 32 polytechnic universities in the United States, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT’s multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. NJIT is rated an "R1" research university by the Carnegie Classification®, which indicates the highest level of research activity. NJIT conducts approximately $162 million in research activity each year and has a $2.8 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey. NJIT is ranked #1 nationally by Forbes for the upward economic mobility of its lowest-income students and is among the top 2 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com. NJIT also is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 50 public national universities.