August 27, 2015, New York, NY – John Jay College is ranked #4 in the “Best Bang for the Buck” rankings in the Northeast region by Washington Monthly magazine’s 2015 College Guide – an annual issue that rates institutions based on three criteria: social mobility, research and civic engagement.
According to Washington Monthly, they rate “colleges that are doing the best job of helping non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.” The publication notes that unlike most popular rankings that measure “how rich, prestigious and exclusive colleges are,” these rankings show students which schools are “the best value for your money based on "net" (not sticker) price, how well they do graduating the students they admit, and whether those students go on to earn at least enough to pay off their loans.”
President Jeremy Travis states: “This new ranking, placing John Jay among the best colleges for value in the Northeast, reflects the progress we have made over the past decade to achieve senior college status, expand our liberal arts majors, strengthen existing majors, and adopt a cutting edge General Education program that engages and challenges our students."
Earlier this year, Washington Monthly published The Other College Guide: A Road Map to the Right School for You which also rated John Jay College as a top “Best Bang for the Buck” institution. The ranking comes on the heels of another top listing for John Jay College – in the Top 10 Colleges on the U.S. News list of graduates with least student debt. Only 20 percent of John Jay students borrowed money to attend college, while the vast majority graduated debt-free.
As part of the CUNY system, John Jay College has one of the lowest tuition fees among public colleges and universities in the nation, starting at $6,030 a year for in-state full-time students. Affordability and access for all hardworking students who strive to complete their higher education degree at John Jay are essential aspects of the College’s core mission.
Click here to review the 2015 “Best Bang for the Buck” rankings.
Click here to read Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement on the rankings.
Media Coverage on the rankings:
CUNY colleges top the list of ‘Best Bang for the Buck’ colleges
August 27, 2015
New York Daily News
“CUNY schools top list of 'Best Bang for the Buck' colleges in northeast”
August 26, 2015
CUNY Gets High Marks on Northeast School Ranking
August 26, 2015
The Best Bargains in Great Colleges
August 25, 2015
About John Jay College of Criminal Justice: An international leader in educating for justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations. In teaching, scholarship and research, the College approaches justice as an applied art and science in service to society and as an ongoing conversation about fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law. For more information, visit www.jjay.cuny.edu.