Best College ROI Bargain: Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines

Best College ROI Bargain: Colorado School of Mines

Golden, Colo.

The Stats:
National ROI Rank: 27
30-Year Net Return on Investment: $1,132,000
30-Year Net Return for Graduates: $1,664,000
Annualized Net ROI: 13.6 percent

The Basics:
School Type: Public
Applicants Admitted: 63 percent
Most Popular Majors: Engineering (87 percent), Mathematics (8 percent)
Total Cost: $95,740 in-state, $160,700 out-of-state
Annual Tuition and Fees: $12,244 in-state, $26,404 out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package: $13,830
Graduation Rate: 68 percent

The Benchmarks:
Total Cost (all schools) it has not been adjusted for financial aid awards: $124,328
30-Year Net Return on Investment (all schools): $393,574
Annualized ROI (all schools): 9.0 percent