Ranking: Miami among country’s best colleges for helping grads earn strong salaries

Miami University is ranked on a list of 50 schools across the country with the best return on the investment of tuition dollars among post-secondary institutions, according to Affordable Schools’ list

Miami is listed No. 50, tied with four other schools on points earned in three specific categories: 

• Average cost of attendance: Miami’s in-state tuition is $14,958.  

• Average salary: Miami’s average salary after graduation is $66,000. 

• 20-year return on investment (ROI): Miami’s ROI is $485,000. 

Affordable Schools compiled a list of 50 post-secondary institutions from an initial pool of 100. The data used to determine the ranking were collected through the College Navigator database at the National Center for Education Statistics, Payscale.com and each school’s website.

With one of the top graduation rates among public universities, Miami has ranked among the nation’s “best value” universities: 

• Forbes ranks Miami among the nation’s top 50 public universities

• Kiplinger.com ranks Miami among the nation’s top 50 public universities. 

• SmartAsset.com ranks Miami second in Ohio. 

• The Princeton Review ranks Miami among the nation’s top 200 universities and colleges.


Top ROI Schools

Miami University is ranked as one of the best schools for return on investment, according to AffordableSchools.net. The top four schools on the website’s list are military academies. Here are the top 5 non-military academy schools on that list:

1. Montana Tech in Butte, Montana

2. New Mexico Tech in Socorro, New Mexico

3. Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri

4. University of Alaska Fairbanks in Fairbanks, Alaska

5. West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery, West Virginia.

Source: AffordableSchools.net

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