DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., May 7, 2013 — Three DeVry University campuses ranked on the top 100 list of PayScale, Inc.'s annual College Return on Investment (ROI) Report. DeVry University's North Brunswick, N.J. (74th); Westminster, Colo. (75th); and Columbus, Ohio (79th) campuses were each included among the top 100 out of 1,060 schools evaluated. This marks the first year private-sector universities have been included since the inception of the report.
Notable results of PayScale's fourth annual report specific to DeVry University include:
— DeVry University is one of only two private-sector institutions to rank in the top 100
— DeVry University in North Brunswick is one of only four New Jersey institutions to rank in the top 100
— DeVry University in Westminster is one of only two Colorado institutions to rank in the top 100
— DeVry University in Columbus is one of only two Ohio institutions to rank in the top 100
"The PayScale ranking further confirms that DeVry University offers students a high-quality education that delivers a notable return on investment," said David J. Pauldine, president of DeVry University. "We are pleased that private-sector schools are being recognized for the vital role they play in meeting our society's educational needs, and we are proud to offer degrees that deliver real value to our students."
PayScale's 2013 report examined the return on investment from 1,060 colleges and universities to determine the potential financial return of attending each school given the cost of tuition and the payoff in median lifetime earnings associated with each school. Colleges and universities were grouped into eight categories: Private Research Universities; Liberal Arts Schools; Arts, Music & Design Schools; Business Schools; Engineering Schools; Ivy League Schools; Private Schools; and Public Schools and then cross-analyzed through PayScale's 40 million career profiles.
Eight additional DeVry University campuses were listed in the report, including Chicago (114th); Pomona, Calif. (125th); Federal Way, Wash. (132nd); Irving, Texas (141st); Phoenix (170th); Kansas City, Mo. (311th); Miramar, Fla. (492nd); and Decatur, Ga. (544th).
More information on the College ROI Report and methodology used can be found at www.payscale.com/college-education-value-2013 and www.payscale.com/data-packages/college-roi-2013/methodology.
About DeVry University
Founded in 1931, DeVry University is one of the largest private sector universities in North America, with more than 63,000 students enrolled in the United States and Canada. The university's mission is to foster student learning through high-quality, career-oriented education integrating technology, business, science and the arts. With more than 90 locations, DeVry University delivers practitioner-oriented undergraduate and graduate degree programs onsite and online that meet the needs of a diverse and geographically dispersed student population. Home to five colleges of study, including Business & Management, Engineering & Information Sciences, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Media Arts & Technology, DeVry University's outstanding faculty members work in the fields that they teach, providing students with real-world experiences that prepare them for high-growth careers.
DeVry University is institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org. DeVry University, a part of DeVry Inc. DV 0.00% , is based in Downers Grove, Ill. For more information about DeVry University, find us on Twitter @DeVryUniv, Facebook /DEVRYUNIVERSITY or visit newsroom.devry.edu.