Mass Comm, Criminal Justice Ranked Among Top Programs by College Factual


NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - recently ranked two of Iona College's programs among its best in the United States. Iona's Criminal Justice and Mass Communication offerings were cataloged on the site's top ranked and highest paid graduates lists. College Factual is a leading source of college data and analytics.

College Factual's mission is to help every student get their best fit education for less, helping students find and get great deals on the best fit colleges for them. Data is obtained from public and private sources including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics, a branch of the Department of Education; salary data from Pay Scale and the Department of Education and various other data sources documented in methodology articles for each ranking.

Criminal Justice

Iona College’s Criminal Justice program ranked in the top 15 percent of all such programs in the United States.

The ranking placed Iona program as 51st of 415 schools nationwide, and eighth of 28 colleges in New York State.

College Factual also concluded Iona College students who graduate with a criminal science degree will earn an average salary nearly $4,000 more than the national average at the beginning of their careers and more than $11,000 above the national average mid-career.

Mass Communication

Iona College’s Mass Communication program also ranked among the top 15 percent in the nation. Iona Mass Comm was listed 70th of 524 programs nationally, and seventh out of 40 schools in New York State. This year’s ratings show remarkable improvement for the College, as the mass communication program jumped 41 slots on the national ranking, and five slots on the state list.

Iona College students who graduate with a mass communications degree will earn an average salary more than $5,500 over the national average at the beginning of their careers and $10,000 above the national average mid-career.

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 45,000 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.