A First Try at ROI: Ranking 4,500 Colleges
Carnevale, Anthony P.
Van Der Werf, Martin
As college costs and student loan debt continue to rise precipitously, more people are wondering if college is worth it. Based on earnings alone, yes, it is. On average, workers with a bachelor’s degree make 80 percent more than workers with no more than a high school diploma. At the same time, the potential benefits, as well as the costs, vary notably by institution, program, and field of study, and students should be informed about the potential costs and benefits of their choices.
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
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Ranking ROI Of 4,500 US Colleges And Universities Carnevale, Anthony P.; Cheah, Ban; Van Der Werf, Martin (Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2020)Using data from the expanded College Scorecard, this report ranks 4,500 colleges and universities by return on investment.