UMD Ranked among Best Lifelong Investments for Education

By KBJR News 1

September 4, 2013 Updated Sep 4, 2013 at 9:00 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - When it comes to making an investment in education, it turns out that UMD may be one of the best bangs for your buck.

According to AffordableCollegesOnline.org, the university has one of the best lifetime returns on investment.

The college affordability website found that UMD grads are among the most likely to have the largest earnings gap between non–degree holders over 30 years and earn more on average than a graduate from many peer schools.

Of the 145 colleges analyzed in Minnesota, UMD is listed as one of the top three public institutions, and seventh overall.

According to Chancellor, Doctor Lynn Black, it's affirmation of the incredible work that faculty and staff do in the name of higher education.

"Our students are graduating at increasing rates, they are getting jobs. 96 percent of our graduates are employed a year after graduation, or they're pursuing additional education," said Dr. Black on UMD campus Wednesday.

Doctor Black added that the average UMD student graduate is also entering the job market with a strong, or above average, salary.

- Posted to the Web by Billy Wagness

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