Tuskegee among schools with highest return on educational investment


TUSKEGEE, Ala. – The College Database has named Tuskegee University No.  2 on its list of the top 17 Alabama colleges with the highest financial return on investment. The top five institutions, in order, are: University of Alabama at Huntsville, Tuskegee University, Auburn University, Columbia Southern University and University of South Alabama.

According to the announcement: “This distinction “stems from a new metric created by The College Database. Schools on the list have annual tuition rates below $20,000, and new graduates who earn more than $40,000 per year, on average. Tuskegee students enter the workforce earning an estimated $44,700 per year after graduation, ranking it second among all Alabama post-secondary schools.”

“With the cost of college a concern for many families, it's important for students to find a school that produces successful, well-paid graduates,” said Matt Davis, managing director for The College Database’s Communication and Partnerships division.

For more information, go to: http://www.onlinecollegesdatabase.org/online-colleges-in-alabama/#high-starting-salary-colleges-Alabama

About The College Database:

The College Database is a free, non-commercial website dedicated to providing current and future post-secondary students and their families with accurate and valuable college- and career-related information. Primary sources and partners include:

• NCES (http://nces.gov/) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education. It provides consistent, reliable, complete, and accurate indicators of education status and trends.

• IPEDS (http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/) is the primary federal source for data on colleges, universities, and technical and vocational postsecondary schools in the U.S.

• Carnegie Classification (http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/) is a framework widely used in the study of higher education, both as a way to represent and control for institutional differences, and also in the design of research studies to ensure adequate representation of sampled institutions, students, or faculty.

©Tuskegee University 2013

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