Vanderbilt University: Males Out Earn Females in the Deep South
Vanderbilt University is one of the oldest schools in the United States, having been founded in 1873. Unfortunately, when you compare the ROI of male graduates to female graduates, you see numbers that feel like they are from another era. Males show a thirty-year ROI of over one million dollars, but females barely crack $250,000. A quick scan of the numbers shows that the top majors for women are English, Psychology, Communications, Human Development and Nursing. Male students tend to go into engineering and economics, which leads to jobs with longer-term salary growth potential.
Percent Male Students: 50%
Percent Female Students: 50%
Overall ROI: $861,200
Male ROI: $1,047,000
Female ROI: $256,600
ROI Ratio (Female to Male): 0.25