Webb Institute Featured in Princeton Review Book, “Colleges That Pay You Back: 2017 Edition”

Webb Institute is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation and at an affordable price according to The Princeton Review (www.princetonreview.com).

The education services company features the school in the 2017 edition of its just published book, Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck (Penguin Random House / Princeton Review Books, $21.99, Jan. 31). The company also posted its school profiles for this book and the book’s seven categories of ranking lists on its website at http://www.princetonreview.com/colleges-pay-you-back

Prin_9780451487490_cvr_all_r1_3P.inddThe Princeton Review chose the schools based on ROI (return on investment) ratings it tallied for 650 schools last year. 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 2015-16 and from PayScale.com’s surveys of school alumni conducted through April 2016.

“We highly recommend Webb Institute, 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.”

In the book’s profile of Webb Institute, The Princeton Review editors praise the school for its “unrivaled reputation within the marine industry” and quote from Webb Institute students the company surveyed who described the college as “THE college for Naval Architecture, where job offer is basically guaranteed after graduating.” It also cites PayScale.com figures reporting Webb Institute graduates with at least a bachelor’s degree have a median starting salary of $65,400 and median mid-career salary of $105,000.

The book also has an introductory section identifying “Great Schools for the Highest Paying Majors” and tips for getting financial aid, scholarships and grants from colleges. In addition to the profiles of 200 (73 public and 127 private) tuition-charging schools, profiles of nine tuition-free schools are in the book.

The Princeton Review is also known for its school profiles and rankings in its annual book, The Best 381 Colleges, published in August, its Best Business Schools and Best Law Schools web features, published in October.

About Webb Institute

Founded in 1889 by William H. Webb, Webb Institute is a top-ranked undergraduate college specializing in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Webb provides full-tuition scholarships to all admitted students; admission to Webb is extremely competitive with a maximum of 28 students being accepted into the program each year. Webb Institute prides itself on a 100% placement rate for graduates who are highly sought after by all segments of the marine industry. Webb Institute is located on a beautiful, waterfront campus in Glen Cove, NY, on the North Shore of Long Island.  For more information, visit www.webb.edu.

About The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep and college admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college – and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House. The Princeton Review is headquartered in New York, NY, and is an operating business of Match Group (NASDAQ: MTCH).  For more information, visit www.princetonreview.com. Follow the company on Twitter @theprincetonrev.