Of the 20 highest-ranked schools, 15 are known specifically for STEM education programs SEATTLE, May 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today PayScale, Inc., the leader in precise, on-demand cloud compensation solutions for businesses and individuals, announced the release of its annual College Return on Investment Report. The report is designed to help prospective students and families make informed decisions related to selecting a college. The PayScale College ROI Report evaluates the cost of attending a college against the long-term earning potential of a student upon graduation. /EIN News/ -- “Selecting a college can be an overwhelming decision for students, as well as a significant financial investment for many families,” observed PayScale Vice President Lydia Frank. “We want to provide additional insights for students and parents, so they can be armed with a solid understanding of not just the cost, but also the value of a college education in the job … [Read more...] about PayScale 2018 College Return on Investment Report: STEM-Focused Colleges and Military Academies Top the List
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Last Updated Oct 30, 2009 5:58 AM EDT Washington Technology annually ranks government contractors in a variety of ways. They look for the top 100 in revenue and then break it down different ways including some stock metrics such as Return on Investment (ROI). Their list of the Top 100 for 2009 was led by Lockheed Martin with almost $15 billion. For ROI though the leader was KBR Inc. (KBR) followed by Dell Computer (Dell). KBR had a ROI of twenty-one percent and Dell just over twenty. In third place was Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) at fourteen percent so the first two are head-and-shoulders above the rest. Interestingly of the five big hardware contractors only General Dynamics was in the top ten based on ROI, although these were one to five in total defense revenue. KBR is sixth in this kind of revenue at almost $5.5 billion. Raytheon, Boeing and Lockheed were all in the eight to ten percent range while Northrop Grumman due to their loss for 2008 of over $1 billion due … [Read more...] about KBR Inc. Leads Government Contractors In Return On Investment
Last Updated Jun 1, 2010 8:35 PM EDT When ranking college choices, ask yourself what your potential Return on Investment would be before committing yourself to years of potentially high college costs. That's the question that Jack Maguire, a former admission dean at Boston College and the founder of Maguire Associates, a higher-ed consulting firm, suggests every family ask when evaluating colleges. In finance, the ROI ratio measures how effectively a company uses its capital to generate a profit. To measure a family's ROI for a college, Maguire recommends examining a school's freshman retention rate. Freshman are like canaries kept in a mine shaft. If many freshmen don't survive at a particular college, the school should be eliminated from contention. "Retention is easily No. 1 on my list," Maguire told me. "Retention to me can really be a measure of the quality of an institution." It's easy to obtain any college's freshman retention rate. Just visit the federal College Navigator. … [Read more...] about College Costs: What’s Your Return on Investment?
(MoneyWatch) If you want to attend the college providing graduates with the best return on their investment, take a look at Harvey Mudd College. Students who receive a bachelor's degree from Harvey Mudd, an elite engineering and liberal arts college in Southern California, should earn roughly $2,113,000 million (after subtracting the cost of the college) over the next three decades, according to Payscale's new College Education ROI Rankings. This is the second year in a row that Harvey Mudd, whose degree will cost more than $250,000, has captured first place. California Institute of Technology, which can claim 32 Nobel Prize winners, came in second place in the ROI competition. The school's typical graduate with a bachelor's degree should expect cumulative earnings, after college costs are subtracted, of $1,991,000 over 30 years.. What employers want from college grads 50 questions to ask before applying to college Why early birds do better in college Not surprisingly, … [Read more...] about 25 universities with the best return on investment
I like to tinker with new tools that help families make better college decisions. The sooner you run the numbers -- meaning before junior year in high school -- the greater your ability to avoid debt. But I’m always perplexed at how backwards the whole college decision process has become. Families are entranced by the “brand name” of the college or fancy new dorms, dining halls and recreational facilities. Most of that is irrelevant if you’re stuck with college loans that will stay with you for decades. So I like to apply meaningful metrics when talking to families about college financing. How much will a degree cost in terms of monthly payments when you pay off loans? What is your likely post-graduate salary? Will one major help you pay off loans quicker? The superficial answer, of course, is majors that lead to better-paying jobs will make borrowing more acceptable. Higher salaries will allow you to pay off loans faster. But you have to crunch a few numbers to … [Read more...] about Paying for college without taking on crippling debt