Business Insider: Stonehill One of the Most Underrated Colleges in America

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When Business Insider gathered data from two of the most prominent ranking organizations in the nation and sorted them based on reputation and future earnings, Stonehill stood out.

In a desire to single out excellent schools that don't get the attention they deserve, Business Insider created a list of the top 50 most underrated colleges in America. Stonehill's strong reputation and the earnings of its graduates earned the College the No. 18 spot.

For that list, Business Insider compared U.S. News & World Report rankings of the best universities and the best liberal-arts colleges with PayScale's 2015-16 College Salary Report.  In doing so, it considered reputation and future earnings, looking for schools with modest US News rankings but high mid-career salaries.

The Most Underrated Colleges in America

Rank | School Median mid-career salary Location
20 University of Idaho  $84,800  Moscow, Idaho
19 Stevens Institute of Technology  $120,000  Hoboken, New Jersey
18 Stonehill College  $87,600  Easton, Massachusetts
17 Reed College  $103,000  Portland, Oregon
16 George Mason University  $89,700  Fairfax, Virginia
15 Illinois Institute of Technology  $98,300  Chicago, Illinois
14 University of Houston  $84,000  Houston, Texas
13 Texas Tech University  $87,700  Lubbock, Texas
12 St. John's University  $89,800  Queens, New York
11 Michigan Technological University  $99,900  Houghton, Michigan
10 Widener University  $86,300  Chester, Pennsylvania
9 Florida Institute of Technology  $89,900  Melbourne, Florida
8 Clarkson University  $111,000  Potsdam, New York
7 University of Alabama in Huntsville  $87,100  Huntsville, Alabama
6 Louisiana Tech University  $86,200  Ruston, Louisiana
5 Hofstra University  $102,000  Hempstead, New York
4 University of Massachusetts at Lowell  $94,700  Lowell, Massachusetts
3 New Jersey Institute of Technology  $101,000  Newark, New Jersey
2 Missouri University of Science and Technology  $102,000  Rolla, Missouri
1 Pace University  $95,200  New York City, New York