National Louis University has an elusive combination of factors–including academic quality, professors’ connections to their fields, professional reputation, graduation rates and more–which make it one of Illinois top “value-added” universities, according to Brookings Institution research published in the Huffington Post.
The typical NLU graduate was predicted to earn $61,556, according to factors such as students’ academic preparation and income level, but in actuality earned $71,300. Thats 14.7% higher than expectations based on the researchers’ data.
The researchers said the “value-added” factor that a university such as NLU provides comes from graduation rates, the market value of the skills the university teaches, and other factors, such as professors’ connections to their fields, the location of the university, the availability of internships, name recognition and possibly some factors which are unknowable.
NLU ranked 13th of all colleges and universities in Illinois for the “value-added” factor.
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