A recent report from The New York Times ranks NJIT #1 nationally for colleges with the highest percentage of students from the bottom fifth of the income distribution who end up in the top three-fifths. The study is based on new data analysis by The Equality of Opportunity Project which compares the financial status of a student’s family before they enter college and the graduate’s earnings after college. 

In one response to the ranking, NJIT President Joel S. Bloom stated, "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."

Read “America’s Great Working-Class Colleges” for more information.