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Mapping College ROI, State to State

Have your heart set on staying in your home state for college or university, or want to get the heck out of dodge to a distant locale? Either way, PayScale's interactive college ROI map has you covered.

Have your heart set on staying in your home state for college or university, or want to get the heck out of dodge to a distant locale? Either way, PayScale’s interactive college ROI map has you covered.

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This feature lets you visualize college ROI data in several different ways, including:

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  • 20-year net ROI with or without aid.
  • Annualized ROI with or without aid.
  • Average aid amount, percent receiving aid, and percent receiving Pell grants.
  • Total cost for a graduate.
  • Total cost for a graduate, less financial aid.

You can also look up the percentage of STEM degrees in each state — an important number, since STEM disciplines like computer science and engineering tend to have high ROI — at some schools, even higher than majors like business.

Finally, if you want another way into the data, check out our state-by-state list, which will take directly to the highest-ROI schools for each state, and then let you drill down by major, category, and tuition type.

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Did your school make our list of high-ROI colleges and universities? We want to hear from you! Leave a comment or join the discussion on Twitter.

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Go to College and figure it out.

Adam
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Damn, Andrew. You’re a pretentious douche canoe. I went to college and no one ever mentioned ROI. People just called it return on investment. So before I googled it I had never heard of it. Sorry we’re not all as cool as you.

JJ
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I go to “college” and I had no idea what ROI was. Maybe explain it Andrew instead of being a dip.

Andrew
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Anyone who doesn’t know what ROI is obviously didn’t go to college.  Anyways, it would be much more relevant to see what the ROI is by state broken down into those who stayed in-state vs went out-of-state

Dood
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Return on Investment

Phillip
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I feel like they should define what ROI is.

Nate
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What the hell is ROI???

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