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 2019 edition of its annual guide, The Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment. 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.
"Return on educational investment is very important to our students, and it has been proven empirically that an NJIT degree provides a pathway to career success. NJIT is ranked No. 1 nationally by Forbes for the upward mobility of students from the lowest income brackets pre-enrollment to the highest post-graduation. Our students have an average of approximately three job offers in hand during their senior year and attain starting salaries almost 20 percent above their peers across the country,” said NJIT President Joel S. 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: it is a magical place to learn engineering.”
The Princeton Review staff crunched more than 40+ data points to select the 200 schools for the book and tally its ranking lists. Topics covered everything from academics, cost and financial aid to graduation rates, student debt, alumni salaries and job satisfaction.