February 2016

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Santa Clara University Among the Top 200 Colleges that "Pay Back" Graduates, According to Princeton Review

SANTA CLARA, Calif., February 9, 2016 — Santa Clara University is ranked among the 200 schools that provide superior return on students' educational expense, according to Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck, a new book by college test-preparation and ranking company Princeton Review.

The 200 best value colleges were chosen based on Princeton Review’s measure of “return on investment,” which combines ratings for academic excellence with salary, placement, and student-satisfaction survey ratings for post-college career success from each institution.  The rankings and methodology can be found at Princeton Review's website. It also factored in data from PayScale collected through April 2015 on starting and mid-career salaries of alumni of the schools.

According to Payscale the biggest earners among SCU alumni are Senior Software Engineers. These former students make a median salary of about $131,000 per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Account Executives ($89,000) and Sales Engineers ($86,000). Inside Sales Representatives pick up approximately $43,000 in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.

The median salary for graduates with a bachelor’s degree started at $56,600 and went up mid-career to $111,700. Median salaries for students with graduate degrees started at $60,200, increasing mid-career to $114,900.

About The Princeton Review
The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep and college admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House. The Princeton Review is headquartered in Natick, MA and is an operating business of Match Group (NASDAQ: MTCH).  For more information, visit www.princetonreview.com. Follow the company on Twitter @theprincetonrev

About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California’s Silicon Valley, offers its more than 9,000 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, theology, and engineering, plus master’s and law degrees and engineering Ph.D.s. Distinguished nationally by one of the highest graduation rates among all U.S. master’s universities, California’s oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. For more information, see www.scu.edu.

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