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Top 10 Best Value Colleges 2015

Top 10 Best Value Colleges 2015

Are some colleges better investments than others?

Elizabeth Hoyt

June 12, 2015

A college education is a great investment in your future. You need a college education to further your career, not to mention, it helps you grow intellectually as an individual.

But are some colleges a better investment than others?

Yes, according to calculations by Payscale, a site that collects career and salary data.

Using specific methodology, Payscale researched and calculated different colleges’ return on investment (ROI).

Apparently, the following schools are worth every penny.

The following are the top ten best value colleges, according to Payscale, along with the data collected that demonstrates why the school made the list.

10. Colorado School of Mines

Golden, Colorado

Cost of a 4-year degree (out-of-state): $172,000
20-Year Net ROI: $771,000

9. Princeton, University

Elizabeth, New Jersey

Cost of a 4-year degree: $217,300
20-Year Net ROI: $795,700

8. Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, Georgia

Cost of a 4-year degree (in-state): $86,700
20-Year Net ROI: $796,300

7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cost of a 4-year degree: $224,500
20-Year Net ROI: $798,500

6. Stanford University

Stanford, California

Cost of a 4-year degree: $223,300
20-Year Net ROI:$809,700

5. Babson College

Babson Park, Massachusetts

Cost of a 4-year degree: $230,200
20-Year Net ROI: $812,800

4. Colorado School of Mines

Golden, Colorado

Cost of a 4-year degree (in-state): $112,000
20-Year Net ROI: $831,000

3. Stevens Institute of Technology

Hoboken, New Jersey

Cost of a 4-year degree: $232,000
20-Year Net ROI: $841,000

2. California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Pasadena, California

Cost of a 4-year degree: $221,600
20-Year Net ROI: $901,400

1. Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, California

Cost of a 4-year degree: $155,200
20-Year Net ROI: $985,300


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