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By: Michael Bruckler, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

St. Mary’s College of Maryland has been ranked #188 nationally and #3 in Maryland in LendEDU’s fifth annual College Risk-Reward Indicator study.

This nationwide study analyzes four-year colleges and universities to find those that provide the best return on investment for students. To do this, LendEDU factors in average early career pay and average student loan debt at graduation.

According to the LendEDU website, “This study analyzes 798 four-year colleges and universities throughout the nation to find the institutions with the best return on investment for the average student.”

St. Mary’s College has recently received several accolades: Ranked fifth-best public liberal arts college in U.S. News & World Report’s “2020 Best Colleges,” ranked #1 in lowest average student loan debt among public institutions in the state of Maryland (class of 2018) by LendEDU, listed as a Hidden Gem by CollegeRaptor.com, included in The Princeton Review’s “Best 385 Colleges” Guide for 2020, 2019 Best College Value by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, 2020 edition of the “Fiske Guide to Colleges,” 2019-20 College of Distinction, 2018 Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, and as an Individual Conference Champion in the 2018-19 College and University Green Power Challenge by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The full LendEDU report can be found here: https://lendedu.com/blog/college-risk-reward-indicator-2020/


David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...