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Bentley Named One of the "Most Transformative Colleges" in America by Money Magazine


Bentley Named One of the "Most Transformative Colleges" in America by Money Magazine

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WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Bentley University is ranked No. 3 on a Money magazine list of the "Most Transformative Colleges" that deliver the most value-add in helping students succeed after graduation. The new ranking also named Bentley among the "Best Colleges in America" and "Best Small Colleges" in the U.S.

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According to Money, Bentley "has been rising up the ranks of the nation's business colleges." "The school's career services office excels at placing students in practical internships," the magazine wrote. "Recent grads report earning an average of $62,000, nearly 19 percent higher than the average salary of their counterparts at similar institutions."

Read About Bentley's 97 Percent Placement Rate for Graduates

Money included 727 colleges and universities in its "Best Colleges in America" ranking. To qualify, schools must have at least 500 students, not be in financial distress and maintain a graduation rate at or above the median for schools in their category. The rankings were based on three major categories: quality of education, affordability and graduate outcomes. Bentley ranked:

  • #3 among the top 50 "Transformative Colleges." These schools help students do better than would have been expected based on their academic and economic backgrounds.

  • #85 among the 727 "Best Colleges." These schools "have a strong record of helping students graduate and preparing them for jobs," according to the magazine.  

  • #26 among the top 50 "Best Small Colleges." These are the highest ranking colleges with fewer than 5,000 students.

The Money magazine honors come one week after Bentley's career services department was named No. 1 in the country by The Princeton Review. It's the sixth year in a row that Bentley's career services has been ranked in the top 5 in the U.S., demonstrating Bentley's successful approach to ensuring that students thrive after graduation.

Read How One Bentley Graduate's Passion for Sales Translated into a Career at Adobe

About Bentley University

Bentley University is one of the nation's leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader with the technical skills, global perspective and ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Bentley's diverse arts and sciences program combined with an advanced business curriculum prepares graduates to make an impact in their chosen fields. The university enrolls approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. For more information, visit


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