College ROI: What we found


The PayScale methodology reveals which schools prepare students for well-paying careers and which schools make for poor investments, reports Bloomberg Businessweek. When Bloomberg Businessweek and PayScale last year inaugurated their ranking of the top U.S. colleges for return on investment, the main finding was a shocker. At a time when experts were trumpeting the value of a college education, our analysis showed that it was worth a fraction of what was previously thought, less than $400,000 over 30 years’ time. Only four schools had 30-year ROI in excess of $1.6 million, the highest previous estimate…

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