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18 February 2014

New Report: Georgia Tech Boasts Highest Return on Investment of Any Public School in the U.S.

A new report from says students graduating from the Georgia Institute of Technology are getting the highest return on investment (ROI) of any public school in the United States. ranks dozens of top national schools based on data from a number of sources, including U.S. News and World Report and PayScale.

From the report:

The Georgia Institute of Technology is a public MIT. The school boasts the highest 30yr net ROI of any public school in the United States and that is because its programs are focused on being on the forefront of science, engineering, and technology, which are among the highest paying fields on average. The school is also an innovator in education and has begun offering online programs, pioneering massive open online courses with a new graduate program in computer science being offered for a fraction of the cost of a traditional program.

According to PayScale, the typical starting salary for a Georgia Tech grad is $60,700. Over thirty years, a Georgia Tech grad is expected to earn between $1.30 million and $1.39 million.

U.S. News and World Report ranks Georgia Tech in the top ten of public colleges and universities in the nation.

"Prospective students are looking for bang for their buck," said editor Paul Church. "And many of them find value in being closer to home."