A recent study that measures colleges’ contributions to undergraduate student outcomes found LIM College to be in the top 10 percent of four-year colleges in the U.S.

LIM College, based in Manhattan, is focused exclusively on the study of business and fashion.

The report from the Brookings Institution, titled “Using earnings data to rank colleges: A value-added approach updated with College Scorecard data” was released Oct. 29 and ranked 3,173 two-and-four year institutions. Each received a “value-added” score based on alumni earnings.

Jonathan Rothwell, the study’s author, said it “was not a measure of return on investment, but rather a way to compare colleges on a more equal footing, by adjusting for the relative advantages or disadvantages faced by diverse students pursuing different levels of study across different local economies.”

According to the College Scorecard, the median salary of LIM students 10 years after entering college is 42 percent higher than the national average.

Elizabeth S. Marcuse, president of LIM College, said “The results of this study are a testament to the value of LIM’s longstanding practice of combining academic study in business principles with real-world experience and career-building activities. We remain committed to providing our students with resources and opportunities that will allow them to develop into accomplished professionals.”

LIM, founded in 1939, offers a bachelor’s of science degree in International Business, bachelor’s degrees in Fashion Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Marketing and Management, and associate degrees in Fashion Merchandising. It also offers an MBA program, MPS programs in Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management, Fashion Marketing, Visual Merchandising and Global Fashion Supply Chain Management.


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