St. Thomas University (STU) has been ranked fifth in Florida, and 220 in the nation for economic value by “The Economist.” In the publication’s first-ever college ranking, “The Economist” measured the economic value of a university based upon the gap between how much money its graduates earn, and how much they might have made had they studied elsewhere.
The analysis included a median graduate salary that its model predicted for 1,308 colleges. The publication then compared the actual earnings of a college’s graduates against this benchmark and ranked institutions based upon the over-under performance. The rankings are based upon the salaries of graduates 10 years after entering college.
The median earnings among STU undergraduate alumni is $42,600, according to the ranking. That is $2,950 more than their expected earnings of $39,650, had they studied at another institution.
The full list of universities and their rankings can be found online, as well as detailed story explaining the rankings.