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Old 11-05-2016, 07:12 PM   #1
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These 20 Public Colleges Are the Most Likely to Pay Off Financially

It still pays to go to college. Just depends on where and what field of study.

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Freshmen at Berkeley, Michigan, Virginia Tech, and 17 other affordable colleges have high odds of graduating and getting good jobs.

To help students identify the public colleges that really do help freshmen graduate and go on to earn high salaries, MONEY screened through PayScale’s just-released return-on-investment data.

Our analysis of the public colleges where at least 80% of freshmen graduate within six years, and at least half finish in four years, holds some surprises. A few states dominate the list, for example. Five of the public schools with the best returns on investment are in California, four in Virginia, and two in New Jersey.



*This 20-year net ROI is calculated by PayScale.com by first estimating the average earnings over 20 years for graduates of each school. PayScale then subtracts out the cost of four years of study at the school for students who live on campus and receive no financial aid. Then PayScale subtracts the typical earnings over 24 years for people who did not attend college. The remainder is that college’s ROI.
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Old 11-06-2016, 10:08 AM   #3
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VT, UVA, W&M woot woot.
You forgot JMU. Anyhow waiting on NFRs to make an appearance.
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It still pays to go to college. Just depends on where and what field of study.



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Compare that ROI to a tradeschool. Also, those estimates are usually laughable. They are used to calculate Student loan repayment schedules, and are nowhere near real world, which is why so many people are under water with their loans. Broken down, the Berkley (using the highest) amounts to an average of 41k a year. HVAC, Electricians, Plumbers, Welders, etc, do better...on average. Just IMHO. Now, certain professions (engineer, CPA, MD, JD, etc) absolutely do well, but unless you're going to get a degree in some technical or licensed major, you're pissing your money away.
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Right on cue, lol
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This thread had the "pays" and "college" so my balls started to tingle. Carry on good sir lol.
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i went to one of those schools on the list and I'm a CPA. i hate these lists because it really depends on your own individual ambition. for example, if i am in tax advisory making $500k as a partner, that is a lot more than another CPA working in industry for 150k.
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i went to one of those schools on the list and I'm a CPA. i hate these lists because it really depends on your own individual ambition. for example, if i am in tax advisory making $500k as a partner, that is a lot more than another CPA working in industry for 150k.
It's an average
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Then you should know how "average" works.
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i went to one of those schools on the list and I'm a CPA. i hate these lists because it really depends on your own individual ambition. for example, if i am in tax advisory making $500k as a partner, that is a lot more than another CPA working in industry for 150k.
CPA? I'm sorry.

Most of what makes up the ROI is what major you choose at any of these schools but yes, it's an average.
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I have a pager with #trigger keywords....

This thread had the "pays" and "college" so my balls started to tingle. Carry on good sir lol.
Still, it does pay to go to college versus not in a majority of cases (college vs. highschool). Trade school definitely improves that ratio, like you said.

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Which one of those universities?
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806,000 pay/240 month = just over 3,300 a month. Is that really a big deal?
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806,000 pay/240 month = just over 3,300 a month. Is that really a big deal?
Since its return on investment I'm assuming it takes into account both the initial cost of the education, the time delay and the present value of the earnings.
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Still, it does pay to go to college versus not in a majority of cases (college vs. highschool). Trade school definitely improves that ratio, like you said.







Which one of those universities?

I have never argued otherwise.
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806,000 pay/240 month = just over 3,300 a month. Is that really a big deal?

Would like those numbers run with loans factored in. Zell, care to do your mathematical duty??
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