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The Quickest Payback...And the Slowest

ROI Calculations for BW's Top 61 Schools

The Quickest Payback...

SCHOOL                   TOTAL         AVG. LOAN
                      INVESTMENT*   AT GRADUATION
U. OF PITTSBURGH       $75,800       $28,000
CLARK ATLANTA          101,300        36,000
U. OF SOUTH CAROLINA    81,500        35,000
U. OF TENNESSEE         88,000        18,000
BRIGHAM YOUNG U.        82,900        20,000
ARIZONA STATE           93,900        19,500
MICHIGAN STATE          98,400        26,000
U. OF IOWA              93,900        18,500
YALE                   147,200        40,000
UNC-CHAPEL HILL        128,000        25,500
CARNEGIE MELLON        158,800        40,000
PURDUE                 110,600        24,000
MICHIGAN               161,800        40,000
SUNY, BUFFALO           75,900        14,000
CORNELL                156,200        50,000


SCHOOL                % SALARY  ANNUAL RETURN    MEDIAN YRS.
                     INCREASE   ON INVESTMENT**  TO PAYBACK***
U. OF PITTSBURGH        69%          38%            3.7
CLARK ATLANTA           100          43             3.8
U. OF SOUTH CAROLINA    107          41             4.0
U. OF TENNESSEE         91           38             4.1
BRIGHAM YOUNG U.        100          43             4.2
ARIZONA STATE           103          39             4.3
MICHIGAN STATE          110          38             4.3
U. OF IOWA              100          38             4.4
YALE                    111          36             4.7
UNC-CHAPEL HILL         78           38             4.7
CARNEGIE MELLON         82           30             4.8
PURDUE                  91           36             4.8
MICHIGAN                77           32             4.8
SUNY, BUFFALO           75           22             4.8
CORNELL                 79           35             4.8


...And the Slowest

SCHOOL               TOTAL         AVG. LOAN
                   INVESTMENT*   AT GRADUATION
CASE WESTERN        128,800         31,000
BABSON              146,500         42,000
UC DAVIS            129,150         19,000
BOSTON U.           131,600         50,000
TULANE              137,900         33,500
WISCONSIN           107,300         17,000
EMORY               149,500         37,000
HARVARD             196,900         50,000
WAKE FOREST         125,400         42,500
NOTRE DAME          142,700         30,000
AVERAGE SCHOOL      129,200         36,000


SCHOOL                % SALARY  ANNUAL RETURN    MEDIAN YRS.
                      INCREASE   ON INVESTMENT**  TO PAYBACK***
CASE WESTERN             79           18            7.2
BABSON                   75           24            6.7
UC DAVIS                 70           19            6.3
BOSTON U.                88           19            6.0
TULANE                   97           27            6.0
WISCONSIN                95           29            5.8
EMORY                    75           21            5.8
HARVARD                  50           33            5.7
WAKE FOREST              82           24            5.6
NOTRE DAME               68           23            5.6
AVERAGE SCHOOL           81           30            5.2


*   Two years of lost earnings plus the pretax income needed to pay the tuition
**  Uses compound formula based on: Post-MBA salary (including yearly raises) 
minus pre-MBA salary/total investment; assumes out-of-state tuition
*** When the paid gain as a result of the MBA equals the total investment in 
B-school. Includes time spent in school.

DATA: BUSINESS WEEK, JENS STEPHAN, UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI





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