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Iona College Included on Money's List of the Most Transformative Colleges in the Nation

In a ranking just released by, Iona College hails as one of the top colleges to deliver a college experience that maximizes a student’s personal and economic growth potential.

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NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Education has the power to change lives, and in a ranking just released by, Iona College hails as one of the top colleges to deliver a college experience that does just that—creating pathways for success that maximize a student’s personal and economic growth potential.

Iona College ranked #13 in the nation on’s list of most Transformative Colleges in the publication’s “Best Colleges for Your Money 2019” feature. Applying a unique “value-add” measurement to compare colleges across the U.S., the ranking confirms that Iona College gives its students the knowledge, support, resources, and access to drive life-changing success after graduation.

The Money magazine ranking is a testament to Iona College's mission and ability to provide a transformative education that provides each student the academic and co-curricular experience to maximize their individual potential.

As Kristina Vitullio '10, '11MBA, owner of JAKA JAMU health beverage states, "Iona prepared me for both my corporate career and my second entrepreneurial career. My time at Iona gave me the tools needed for business and, most importantly, helped shape me into the person I am today.”

The report on follows a series of impressive rankings for Iona College’s return on investment. In 2018, Iona received high ratings from for mid-career earnings for alumni, ranking in the top 10% of the country, and first in Westchester. Additionally, in analysis from Nexus Research and Policy Center in Washington D.C. that annually evaluates the 68 colleges participating in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament for how well they support student income mobility, Iona ranked in the top four.

Founded in 1940, Iona College is a master's-granting private, Catholic, coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers. Iona's 45-acre campus is just 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. With a total enrollment of nearly 4,000 students and an alumni base of over 50,000 around the world, Iona is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona is highly accredited, offering undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science, and business administration, as well as Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees and numerous advanced certificate programs. Iona’s LaPenta School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, a prestigious recognition awarded to just five percent of business schools worldwide. The Princeton Review recognized Iona’s on-campus MBA program as a “Best Business School for 2020.” Iona College also recently launched a new, fully online MBA program for even greater flexibility.