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 Harvey Mudd College Private not-for-profit $221,700 $2,412,000 8.70%
2 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Private not-for-profit $213,000 $2,064,000 8.30%
3 Stanford University Private not-for-profit $230,100 $1,949,000 7.90%
4 Yale University Private not-for-profit $222,600 $1,947,000 8.00%
5 Columbia University Private not-for-profit $225,800 $1,938,000 8.00%
6 George Mason University Public (In-State) $87,660 $1,937,000 11.20%
7 Cooper Union for The Advancement of Science and Art Private not-for-profit $224,900 $1,915,000 7.90%
8 Dartmouth College Private not-for-profit $221,600 $1,878,000 7.90%
9 University of California - Berkeley Public (In-State) $125,100 $1,854,000 9.80%
10 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Private not-for-profit $215,700 $1,794,000 7.90%
11 Lamar University Public (In-State) $92,530 $1,761,000 10.60%
12 Santa Clara University Private not-for-profit $217,800 $1,752,000 7.70%
13 University of Virginia (UVA) - Main Campus Public (In-State) $89,700 $1,727,000 10.70%
14 Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Private not-for-profit $229,600 $1,716,000 7.50%
15 San Diego State University (SDSU) - Main Campus Public (In-State) $101,500 $1,703,000 10.20%
16 University of California - San Diego (UCSD) Public (In-State) $115,500 $1,694,000 9.70%
17 California State University - Sacramento (CSUS) Public (In-State) $104,500 $1,690,000 10.10%
18 Louisiana Tech University Public (In-State) $69,980 $1,685,000 11.50%
19 Tufts University Private not-for-profit $219,400 $1,676,000 7.60%
20 McNeese State University Public (In-State) $64,930 $1,668,000 11.70%
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