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2013 PayScale College ROI Report
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School Name School Type (IPEDS) Weighted Total Cost (IPEDS) 30-Year
Net ROI
(2013 Dollars)
Annualized Net ROI
1 University of California - Berkeley Public (In-State) $125,100 $2,432,000 10.70%
2 Stanford University Private not-for-profit $230,100 $2,384,000 8.60%
3 University of Pennsylvania Private not-for-profit $222,700 $2,342,000 8.60%
4 Dartmouth College Private not-for-profit $221,600 $2,176,000 8.40%
5 University of California - Santa Cruz (UCSC) Public (In-State) $126,600 $2,056,000 10.10%
6 University of San Francisco (USF) Private not-for-profit $216,500 $2,030,000 8.20%
7 University of California - Santa Barbara (UCSB) Public (In-State) $121,400 $2,021,000 10.20%
8 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Private not-for-profit $215,700 $2,018,000 8.20%
9 University of California - Davis (UC Davis) Public (In-State) $122,700 $1,985,000 10.10%
10 Stony Brook University Public (In-State) $82,620 $1,947,000 11.40%
11 California Polytechnic State University (CalPoly) - San Luis Obispo Public (In-State) $97,730 $1,935,000 10.80%
12 Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Private not-for-profit $229,600 $1,928,000 7.90%
13 University of California - San Diego (UCSD) Public (In-State) $115,500 $1,911,000 10.20%
14 University of California - Irvine (UCI) Public (In-State) $112,700 $1,886,000 10.20%
15 Rutgers University - New Brunswick Campus Public (In-State) $117,700 $1,837,000 10.00%
16 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT) Private not-for-profit $209,400 $1,832,000 8.00%
17 University of Maryland - College Park Public (In-State) $92,510 $1,824,000 10.80%
18 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Private not-for-profit $214,900 $1,811,000 7.90%
19 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) Public (In-State) $91,790 $1,795,000 10.70%
20 University of Washington (UW) - Main Campus Public (In-State) $91,370 $1,777,000 10.70%
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