Coe College featured in Princeton Review's "Colleges That Pay You Back: 2016 Edition"

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2016-02-04 09:26:17 - General

Princeton Review: Colleges that pay you backCoe College is one of the nation's best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review.

The education services company features Coe in the 2016 edition of its just published book, "Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck." The company also posted its school profiles for this book at

The Princeton Review chose the schools based on ROI (return on investment) ratings it tallied for 650 colleges. The ratings weighted 40 data points that covered everything from academics, cost and financial aid to graduation rates, student debt and alumni salaries and job satisfaction. The Princeton Review editors culled data from the company's surveys of administrators and students in 2014-15 and from's surveys of school alumni conducted through April 2015.

"We highly recommend Coe College and all of our 'Colleges That Pay You Back' schools. They stand out not only for their outstanding academics, but also for their affordability via comparatively low sticker prices and/or generous financial aid to students with need - or both," said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's Senior VP/Publisher and lead author of the book. "Students at these colleges also have access to extraordinary career services programs from their freshman year on, plus a lifetime of alumni connections and post-grad support."

Coe President David McInally noted that the college takes pride in being selected for the "Colleges That Pay You Back" book.

"We are pleased that Coe has received further recognition as a national leader through the college's inclusion in this Princeton Review publication," said McInally. "Not only does the profile highlight our reputation for academic quality and a student-centered environment, but it also confirms the value of a Coe education."

In the book's profile of Coe, The Princeton Review editors noted that "students praise Coe as 'an academically rigorous and well-respected institution,' which provides them 'with a home-like environment that concentrates on community building.'" The profile goes on to say that "Students and faculty develop close relationships because 'professors give you not only their life experiences' but they listen, too, and 'use your stories as teaching moments as well.'"

The "Career Information" section of the profile lists an exceptional ROI rating score of 88 for Coe. It also cites figures reporting Coe's graduates with a bachelor's degree and no further education have a median starting salary of $46,700 and median mid-career salary of $70,600.

The Princeton Review is known for its school profiles and rankings in its annual books. The education services company also features Coe in the 2016 edition of its flagship college guide, "The Best 380 Colleges."

Coe College offers superb academics and exciting co-curricular activities in a thriving urban setting that promotes student growth and success. Established in 1851, Coe has a national reputation for academic excellence enhanced by a student-centered, highly supportive campus environment. Coe's vibrant Cedar Rapids location provides an abundance of internships for students and career opportunities for graduates. To learn more, go to