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Medium-Sized Colleges With Highest Return-on-Investment

College rankings on TheClassroom.com use recent data about four-year colleges from publicly available sources using transparent methodology. This is a ranking of colleges by return-on-investment in descending order. Only colleges that are medium are included. See if your school is in the ranking!

Medium-Sized Colleges With Highest Return-on-Investment

Medium-Sized Colleges With Highest Return-on-Investment - Complete List

Rank College Median Salary Typical Cost Return-on-Investment
1 South Texas College $28,200 $1,892 14.9
2 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley $40,200 $4,432 9.1
3 California State University-Fresno $43,300 $6,177 7.0
3 California State University-San Bernardino $44,800 $6,444 7.0
5 The University of Texas at El Paso $38,900 $5,713 6.8
6 Utah Valley University $43,100 $6,738 6.4
7 CUNY Bernard M Baruch College $55,300 $9,510 5.8
8 Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus $75,800 $13,340 5.7
9 CUNY Queens College $47,400 $8,704 5.4
9 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $54,100 $10,077 5.4
9 CUNY City College $45,800 $8,547 5.4
12 CUNY New York City College of Technology $38,900 $7,498 5.2
13 California State University-San Marcos $45,100 $8,985 5.0
13 The University of Texas at Dallas $51,100 $10,254 5.0
15 Brigham Young University-Idaho $39,900 $8,344 4.8
16 California State University-East Bay $50,500 $10,758 4.7
17 Weber State University $43,300 $9,321 4.6
17 Santa Monica College $32,500 $7,016 4.6
17 Valencia College $31,000 $6,804 4.6
20 University of Illinois at Chicago $52,200 $11,571 4.5
20 University of Utah $51,000 $11,322 4.5
20 CUNY Brooklyn College $43,500 $9,771 4.5
23 CUNY Hunter College $45,100 $10,201 4.4
24 University of North Georgia $40,600 $9,608 4.2
25 Stony Brook University $55,100 $13,615 4.0
26 The University of Texas at Arlington $46,700 $11,952 3.9
26 Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis $41,000 $10,538 3.9
28 University of Virginia-Main Campus $60,700 $15,945 3.8
28 University of Nevada-Las Vegas $43,200 $11,432 3.8
28 University of Louisiana at Lafayette $38,300 $10,200 3.8
31 Broward College $33,300 $8,882 3.7
31 University of California-Riverside $47,300 $12,841 3.7
31 Florida Atlantic University $41,500 $11,303 3.7
34 Appalachian State University $36,800 $10,167 3.6
34 University of Pennsylvania $82,400 $22,944 3.6
34 Binghamton University $59,200 $16,540 3.6
37 University of Delaware $55,100 $15,894 3.5
38 Sam Houston State University $42,600 $12,365 3.4
38 Oakland University $41,900 $12,198 3.4
38 Eastern Washington University $42,500 $12,397 3.4
38 University of North Carolina at Greensboro $35,600 $10,403 3.4
38 California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo $63,100 $18,530 3.4
38 Wayne State University $39,900 $11,910 3.4
44 SUNY at Albany $50,600 $15,114 3.3
44 California State University-Chico $45,600 $13,645 3.3
44 James Madison University $53,800 $16,252 3.3
44 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater $41,900 $12,849 3.3
44 Utah State University $42,400 $13,037 3.3
49 Montclair State University $48,900 $15,131 3.2
49 University of Hawaii at Manoa $43,600 $13,520 3.2
49 George Mason University $58,100 $18,032 3.2
49 University of Central Oklahoma $38,400 $12,008 3.2
49 North Dakota State University-Main Campus $46,600 $14,581 3.2
49 Towson University $49,800 $15,597 3.2
49 Oklahoma State University-Main Campus $44,300 $13,951 3.2
49 Metropolitan State University of Denver $38,400 $12,104 3.2
49 Middle Tennessee State University $37,000 $11,744 3.2
58 University at Buffalo $49,900 $15,987 3.1
58 Minnesota State University-Mankato $43,100 $13,812 3.1
58 University of New Mexico-Main Campus $34,900 $11,230 3.1
58 Boise State University $36,100 $11,711 3.1
58 East Carolina University $39,300 $12,817 3.1
63 University of Southern Mississippi $35,800 $11,916 3.0
63 University of Nevada-Reno $45,000 $15,022 3.0
63 Western Kentucky University $33,800 $11,409 3.0
63 Portland State University $42,900 $14,481 3.0
63 Florida Gulf Coast University $41,000 $13,842 3.0
68 Ball State University $39,400 $13,369 2.9
68 University of Connecticut $55,800 $19,064 2.9
68 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee $42,300 $14,747 2.9
68 Clemson University $50,900 $17,797 2.9
72 Eastern Kentucky University $34,800 $12,255 2.8
72 Georgia State University $41,200 $14,573 2.8
72 Western Michigan University $43,700 $15,489 2.8
72 Central Michigan University $40,200 $14,275 2.8
72 University of Oregon $43,200 $15,355 2.8
72 University of Mississippi $41,100 $14,678 2.8
72 Old Dominion University $42,600 $15,218 2.8
72 University of Arkansas $43,100 $15,411 2.8
72 University of Massachusetts-Lowell $50,800 $18,348 2.8
81 University of Memphis $36,400 $13,291 2.7
81 Rowan University $49,400 $18,067 2.7
81 Western Washington University $44,400 $16,245 2.7
81 University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus $48,700 $17,966 2.7
81 University of Rhode Island $49,800 $18,391 2.7
81 Montana State University $40,400 $14,953 2.7
81 University of California-Santa Cruz $43,700 $16,261 2.7
81 Kansas State University $43,800 $16,431 2.7
81 University of Nebraska-Lincoln $43,700 $16,462 2.7
90 Eastern Michigan University $37,500 $14,268 2.6
90 University of Toledo $41,800 $15,919 2.6
90 University of Kansas $46,500 $18,014 2.6
90 Mississippi State University $40,300 $15,628 2.6
90 Grand Valley State University $41,000 $15,904 2.6
95 University of Vermont $45,200 $17,816 2.5
95 Missouri State University-Springfield $37,400 $14,862 2.5
95 West Chester University of Pennsylvania $46,700 $18,651 2.5
95 Georgia Southern University $40,300 $16,121 2.5
95 University of Louisville $40,300 $16,249 2.5
95 Illinois State University $45,500 $18,415 2.5
95 Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs $49,000 $19,856 2.5
95 Cornell University $73,600 $30,014 2.5
103 University of North Carolina Wilmington $39,600 $16,218 2.4
103 Southern Illinois University-Carbondale $41,800 $17,149 2.4
103 Oregon State University $46,900 $19,484 2.4
106 Grand Canyon University $49,200 $21,168 2.3
106 Universidad del Turabo $18,700 $8,093 2.3
106 Bowling Green State University-Main Campus $39,400 $17,313 2.3
106 Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus $39,000 $17,264 2.3
110 Miami University-Oxford $45,200 $20,186 2.2
110 Northern Illinois University $43,900 $19,782 2.2
110 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus $50,700 $23,572 2.2
113 University of Southern California $70,400 $32,932 2.1
113 Northeastern University $64,000 $29,998 2.1
113 University of Akron Main Campus $35,000 $16,568 2.1
113 Rochester Institute of Technology $60,600 $29,111 2.1
113 University of New Hampshire-Main Campus $47,700 $23,066 2.1
118 St John's University-New York $53,300 $26,582 2.0
118 Kent State University at Kent $36,300 $18,180 2.0
118 Boston University $62,000 $31,539 2.0
121 ECPI University $35,300 $18,989 1.9
122 Syracuse University $58,400 $31,823 1.8
122 Ohio University-Main Campus $39,900 $21,899 1.8
124 Drexel University $66,600 $39,021 1.7
124 George Washington University $67,100 $39,562 1.7
126 DePaul University $51,000 $32,084 1.6
127 University of Miami $57,800 $37,424 1.5
127 Loyola University Chicago $52,000 $34,934 1.5
129 Baylor University $49,400 $36,294 1.4
130 Full Sail University $37,500 $27,840 1.3
131 Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale $30,200 $26,328 1.1