Many folks ask us about the Ivy League ROI. There was a post yesterday on “The Huffington Post” entitled “Best Ivy League Schools: Payscale’s Return on Investment Ranking.” So which Ivy League school offers graduates the best return on investment? It’s not Yale University. The average 30-year net ROI of a Yale degree is $954,300. That places Yale last in the Ivy League. Their annualized net ROI stands at 5.8%. Cornell University’s average 30-year net ROI is $1,117,000, a bit better than Yale’s. And Cornell’s annualized net ROI is 6.4%. Brown University has an average 30-year net ROI of $1,118,000 with a 6.3% annualized net ROI.
Columbia University has an average 30-year net ROI of $1,175,000. And the university has an annualized net ROI of 6.4%. The University of Pennsylvania’s figures stand at $1,220,300 and 6.6%. Princeton University? $1,234,000 and 6.7%. Dartmouth College has an average 30-year net ROI of $1,262,000 and an annualized net ROI of 6.7%. Lastly, Harvard’s figures stand at $1,334,000 and 6.9%. So third place goes to Princeton, second place goes to Dartmouth, and first place goes to Harvard in terms of the earnings for the investment of the education.
Do these figures at all surprise you? Does it surprise you that Harvard, Dartmouth, and Princeton top the Ivy League in return on investment? Did you think that Yale would have a better return on investment? Let us know your thoughts on the matter by posting below. And don’t think these figures mean anything? Let us know that too!