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Fifteen schools, including TCNJ, make list of standouts in new federal scorecard

The U.S. Department of Education released its new College Scorecard and The College of New Jersey was recognized as one of 15 public schools with high graduation rates leading to high incomes.

In his weekly radio address on Saturday, President Barack Obama described the report as a study designed to help students and parents identify “which schools do the best job of preparing America for success.”

The Scorecard offers data on factors important to prospective students, such as how much graduates earn and how much debt they have when they graduate. TCNJ joins the College of William & Mary as the only smaller institutions on the list of 15.

“Most of the institutions on the list are larger state universities or tech schools,” said Lisa Angeloni, vice president for enrollment management at TCNJ. “If a student is searching for a personalized, high-caliber educational experience at a small, comprehensive college, TCNJ is a perfect fit.”

The Scorecard distinction aligns with the college’s own data, which shows that 96 percent of the Class of 2014 is employed or in graduate school one year after graduation. In addition, U.S. News & World Report recently ranked The College of New Jersey third (and first among public colleges) in its 2016 list of the “Best Regional Universities – North.”

The College Scorecard list of the 15 public schools identified as having high graduation rates leading to high incomes can be found on the Department of Education website.