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July 30, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU graduates receive rock solid return on investment

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. –, an online information service, has included Slippery Rock University on its list of 81 Pennsylvania colleges and universities with the greatest lifetime return on investment.

AffordableCollegesOnline, describes itself as the “No. 1 resource for college affordability and financial aid information.”

According to AC Online, graduates from these 81 schools enjoy the largest earnings gap between non-degree holders and on average earn more than graduates from other Pennsylvania schools. The report examined 402 Pennsylvania schools.

“Without question, a college education is important in today’s competitive, high-tech world. SRU has long worked to ensure that our graduates are well-rounded, exposed to multiculturalism, globally aware, become lifelong learners and are ready to lead as a result of their rock solid education. With these credentials in-hand, SRU graduates compete well for top jobs and top salaries, while enjoying a significant return on their cost of education. We are certainly proud to be included in this most recent report,” said Cheryl Norton, SRU president.

“These are important lists for prospective students to consider,” said Dan Schuessler, AC Online founder. “We’ve sifted through comprehensive data sources to find colleges and universities in Pennsylvania that offer a high-quality education with consistent, long-term payoffs in the workplace.”

AC Online developed the following criteria for consideration as a “High ROI College”:

• Fully accredited institution;

• Either public or private;

• Four-year, degree-granting institution; and

• ROI according to PayScale’s 2013 College Value Report.

In addition to the return on investment accolade, University’s academic programs have also received recognitions, including being cited as one of the “Best in the Northeast” and as one of 322 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada by The Princeton Review. SRU was also named a “College of Distinction,” the only public institution in Pennsylvania to earn the distinction.

AffordableColleges’ complete ROI list is available at: http://www.affordabl$8,

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.