Top 10 Best Value Colleges 2015
June 30, 2015
Are some colleges better investments than others?
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.
Cost of a 4-year degree (out-of-state): $172,000
20-Year Net ROI: $771,000
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Cost of a 4-year degree: $217,300
20-Year Net ROI: $795,700
Cost of a 4-year degree (in-state): $86,700
20-Year Net ROI: $796,300
Cost of a 4-year degree: $224,500
20-Year Net ROI: $798,500
Cost of a 4-year degree: $223,300
20-Year Net ROI:$809,700
Babson Park, Massachusetts
Cost of a 4-year degree: $230,200
20-Year Net ROI: $812,800
Cost of a 4-year degree (in-state): $112,000
20-Year Net ROI: $831,000
Hoboken, New Jersey
Cost of a 4-year degree: $232,000
20-Year Net ROI: $841,000
Cost of a 4-year degree: $221,600
20-Year Net ROI: $901,400
Cost of a 4-year degree: $155,200
20-Year Net ROI: $985,300
Please Note: Originally, it was incorrectly reported that this was a list of colleges with a poor return on investment. We would like to apologize for the error and ensure you that these colleges are worth the investment, as they are ranked as the Top 10 Value Schools by Payscale.
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