Which Colleges ‘Pay Off’ the Most?

Everyone wants to get more bang for their buck. That’s especially true in the case of college where students spend tens of thousands of dollars or enter years of debt for the promise of higher paying careers after graduation.

Based on net schooling costs and U.S. household income data, CNBC has now ranked the 50 colleges that pay off the most. For this list, it used the Hechinger Report Tuition Tracker and data from PayScale's College Salary Report.

The top 5 are:

1. Stanford University
Average net cost: $4,061
Median salary for alumni: $76,500 to $109,800

2. Princeton University
Average net cost: $4,557
Median salary for alumni: $72,700 to $107,000

3. University of Chicago
Average net cost: $4,536
Median salary for alumni: $61,600 to $89,550

4. California Institute of Technology
Average net cost: $6,781
Median salary for alumni: $83,400 to $113,250

5. Harvard University
Average net cost: $6,577
Median salary for alumni: $72,600 to $107,600

Pomona College in Claremont also made the top 10, coming in at #9.

See the full list here

Data is reported and compiled by CNBC.


Comments