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)

(Newser) – 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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