A business and technology news website rated UMass Lowell as the most underrated college in the country in a feature released Wednesday that compared university rankings with how much money graduates can expect to earn.
The Business Insider story compares rankings from U.S. News & World Report to PayScale.com's midcareer salary rank for various universities.
The website created a composite ranking of universities and colleges that placed UMass Lowell's ranking at 680 among institutions judged by U.S. News & World Report. Payscale.com ranks UMass Lowell 82nd among universities in midcareer salary.
"Future income isn't the only factor that should determine college choice, but it may be the most important one," wrote authors Jennifer Polland, Max Rosenberg and Walter Hickey.