Best College Return on Investment: Maine

Bates College
Lewiston

The Basics
School Type: Private—Liberal Arts
Applicants Admitted: 32 percent
Most Popular Majors: Social Sciences (29 percent), Psychology (11 percent), History (9 percent), Visual/Performing Arts (9 percent)

The Payout
Sticker Price: $202,400
Net Cost: $78,740
Annual Out-of-Pocket Cost: $53,350
Average Annual Financial Aid Package: $30,503
Undergraduates Receiving Aid: 41 percent

The Payoff
National ROI Rank: 81
Graduation Rate: 91 percent
30-Year Net Return on Investment: $810,100
30-Year Net Return for Graduates Only: $890,200
Annualized Net ROI: 12.8 percent

Runners-Up
Bowdoin College
Colby College
University of Maine, Orono

 
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