50 US Colleges That Pay Off the Most: These New England Schools Made the List - NECN

50 US Colleges That Pay Off the Most: These New England Schools Made the List

Harvard, Dartmouth and MIT were among the local institutions that made CNBC's list

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Top 4-Year Colleges in Each State

    Schools.com came out with a list of the top 4-year colleges in each state based on affordability, graduation rate, and academic programs. (Published Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017)

    College is an increasingly expensive proposition, which makes it all the more critical that students paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for their education are able to recoup that cost once they enter the workplace.

    CNBC took a look at which colleges and universities have the best return on investment. They analyzed the overall cost and the average salaries of recent graduates to come up with a list of the top 50 U.S. colleges that provide students with the highest average salaries for their tuition dollars.

    Not surprisingly, New England colleges were heavily represented on the list, with 11 local institutions featured among the top 50. Here's a quick look at the local schools that made the list:

    TOP PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES:

    5. Harvard University

    Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Average net cost (income $48,001-$75,000): $6,577

    Salary average, early and mid-career: $107,600

    6. Yale University

    New Haven, Connecticut

    Average net cost: $6,551

    Salary average, early and mid-career: $101,850

    8. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Average net cost: $8,633

    Salary average, early and mid-career: $117,000

    13. Dartmouth College

    Hanover, New Hampshire

    Average net cost: $10,048

    Salary average, early and mid-career: $103,200

    14. Olin College of Engineering

    Needham, Massachusetts

    Average net cost: $10,706

    Salary average, early and mid-career: $108,050

    16. Williams College

    Williamstown, Massachusetts

    Average net cost: $10,448

    Salary average, early and mid-career: $99,750

    18. Bowdoin College

    Brunswick, Maine

    Average net cost: $11,057

    Salary average, early and mid-career: $87,850

    20. Brown University

    Providence, Rhode Island

    Average net cost: $12,697

    Salary average, early and mid-career: $98,500

    24. Bates College

    Lewiston, Maine

    Average net cost: $12,108

    Salary average, early and mid-career: $88,900

    25. Wesleyan University

    Middletown, Connecticut

    Average net cost: $11,996

    Salary average, early and mid-career: $87,000

    TOP PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES:

    3. Massachusetts Maritime Academy

    Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts

    Average net cost: $10,235

    Salary average, early and mid-career: $90,900

    Get the latest from necn anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android