Worcester's Clark University made The Princeton Review's new list of colleges offering students the most return on their tuition investment.
Clark's Liberal Education & Effective Practice program, or LEEP, was cited in the report. LEEP comes with a full scholarship, plus free room and board, merit scholarships and need-based grants for students. Clark also has an accelerated bachelor's and master's degree program that offers a fifth year of study tuition-free for students who meet academic requirements.
"Clark focuses on getting its 2,300 students hands-on training with a career focus," the report says. "Clarkies rave about the school's Liberal Education & Effective Practice program, which 'Gives us immense opportunities to explore careers in different fields' through projects that pair curriculum and independent study with internships or volunteer work with outside organizations. Through LEEP, Clark students find that they are 'Graduating as a much more rounded and employable student.' "
The top colleges listed in Princeton Review's "Colleges That Pay You Back" report are led by Princeton and Stanford universities.
Last fall, Clark was named 27th in the country by U.S. News & World Report for best value schools.