Colleges That Pay Off

These schools offer a good return on investment
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 3, 2010 7:00 PM CDT
Colleges That Pay Off
M.I.T. tops the list of colleges that offer the best return on investment.   (Shutterstock)

Which colleges pay off? PayScale crunched the numbers to compute the best returns on investment—by comparing the cost of a degree against what its students earn upon graduation—and Huffington Post rounds up the best of the bunch:

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: annual ROI: 12.6%; 30-year ROI: $1.69 million
  2. California Institute of Technology: 12.6%; $1.64 million
  3. Harvard: 12.5%; $1.63 million
  4. Harvey Mudd College: 12.5%; $1.63 million
  5. Dartmouth: 12.4%; $1.59 million

  1. Stanford: 12.3%; $1.57 million
  2. Princeton: 12.3%; $1.52 million
  3. Yale: 11.9%; $1.39 million
  4. Notre Dame: 12.2%; $1.38 million
  5. University of Pennsylvania: 11.8%; $1.36 million
See the Huffington Post slideshow here and PayScale's complete rankings here.
(Read more college stories.)

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