Graduate Earnings Power Florida Tech’s Top 10 Ranking on New List

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MELBOURNE, FLA. — With graduates earning a median mid-career salary of nearly $57,000, Florida Tech was named No. 7 on the list of the 50 most underrated U.S. universities by the financial website Business Insider.

Georgia Tech, Carnegie Mellon and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are among the other universities named to the recently released list.

To determine the rankings, the site combined the mutually exclusive lists of Best Universities and Best Liberal Arts Colleges from U.S. News & World Report’s annual college ranking, and pulled data on median earnings for students from each school who were working and not enrolled 10 years after starting at the college from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard.

This latest ranking comes at the end of a year that saw Florida Tech recognized for a host of strengths, from academics to growth to sustainability. Among the highlights:

  • Florida Tech was among the top 50 universities in the Southern U.S. and was an elite university nationally, according to the 2019 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.
  • The university was ranked among the 20 fastest-growing private, nonprofit doctoral institutions in the United States by The Chronicle of Higher Education in its annual Almanac 2018-19 edition. The respected publication said Florida Tech’s 36 percent enrollment growth between fall 2006 and fall 2016 was 16th most in the nation, ahead of Carnegie Mellon, Columbia University and others.
  • Florida Tech is one of the “best and most interesting institutions in the nation,” according to the 2019 Fiske Guide to Colleges. The university was the only Florida school, and one of just 17 nationwide, including MIT, Georgia Tech and Caltech, named to Fiske’s list of Top Technical Institutes for engineering.
  • The prestigious higher education publication The Princeton Review included Florida Tech in its new “Guide to 399 Green Colleges, 2018.” Schools on the 9th annual list feature “the most exceptional commitments to sustainability from academics and career prep to campus clubs and initiatives.”

For more on the Business Insider list, please click here.


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