Public Schools: Return on Investment
To determine which business programs give students the biggest return on their tuition dollar, we compared annual tuition costs at each of the programs that participated in our recent undergraduate b-school ranking with median starting salaries for graduates. Overall, public universities with their lower tuition did far better than elite private schools, averaging $5.34 in pay for every tuition dollar spent, compared to $1.46 for the privates. The University of Central Florida, which ranked dead last in our undergraduate ranking, topped the list of publics on ROI. North Carolina, at No. 14 overall and No. 5 on ROI, had the best of both worlds. Below is our ROI ranking for 63 public schools.