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NJIT Tops Ranking from The New York Times

A recent report from The New York Times ranks NJIT No. 1 nationally for colleges with the highest percentage of students from the bottom fifth of the income distribution who end up in the top three-fifths. The study is based on new data analysis by The Equality of Opportunity Project which compares the financial status of a student’s family before they enter college and the graduate’s earnings after college.

In one response to the ranking, NJIT President Joel S. Bloom stated, “We specialize in preparing hardworking, high achieving students for an economy that is driven by technology and innovation. The proof of this is that our students graduate with an average of nearly three job offers and starting salaries almost 20 percent above the national average.”

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