Money magazine ranks Salve among nation’s “Most Transformative Colleges”

Salve Regina is ranked No. 18 on Money magazine’s list of the “Most Transformative Colleges” in the U.S., delivering what researchers say is the most “value-add” when it comes to helping students succeed after graduation.

Money’s value-added rankings are based on how each college scores for graduation rates, earnings and student loan repayment. Editors eliminated institutions with any negative scores or a graduation rate below 50 percent.

“It’s not surprising that elite schools report high graduation rates or alumni success,” Money magazine editors write. “What’s impressive is when a college helps students do far better than would be expected from their academic and economic backgrounds. We call this a college’s value add.”

In its rankings, Money sourced data from the U.S. Department of Education, Peterson’s, PayScale.com and MONEY/College Measures calculations.

In June, career site Zippia ranked Salve Regina No. 1 in Rhode Island and second in the country for having the highest career placement rate (95.9 percent) for its alumni within 10 years of graduation. Zippia used data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

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