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Posted on March 22 2024

Cost comparison and ROI of 25 best universities in the USA

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Updated March 22 2024

Millions of students across the globe forage for the top best-ranking universities in the USA. Students and their families jot down the checklist of colleges based on the university rankings and other important factors.

Most people rely on web rankings entirely. They are willing to spend thousands of dollars to get enrolled in some of the most elite colleges within the US, but what is often disregarded is how important it is to find a university that is not only top-ranked but also comes with affordable tuition fees.  

Federal Financial Aid is one of the most accommodative policies wherein students can avail of grants, loans, or scholarships in the form of the government's financial support. Most top universities are teamed up with this initiative, making even the most aristocratic universities a reasonable bargain for students.

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The table below has the rankings and costs of the top 25 universities that are economical and high caliber.

The costs and post-graduate earnings of the top 25 universities are as follows:

University

Average annual cost (2020-2021)

Median Annual earnings 10 years after starting college

NYU

$39,565

$79,812

Carnegie Mellon

$37,846

$111,064

Dartmouth

$33,023

$95,540

Notre Dame

$32,369

$93,220

Duke

$31,416

$97,418

Cal Tech

$29,279

$104,209

Cornell

$29,011

$98,321

Northwestern

$28,230

$85,796

Washington U Saint Louis

$27,595

$90,646

Brown

$26,308

$87,811

USC

$25,972

$89,884

Emory

$25,424

$81,802

Georgetown

$24,570

$101,797

Chicago

$22,690

$78,439

Vanderbilt

$22,204

$84,415

Virginia

$20,507

$80,584

Rice

$17,805

$87,254

Michigan

$17,086

$79,580

Yale

$16,341

$95,961

UC Berkeley

$15,240

$88,046

Penn

$14,851

$112,761

Johns Hopkins

$14,254

$89,551

Harvard

$13,259

$95,114

Columbia

$12,836

$97,540

UCLA

$11,627

$79,826

Princeton

$11,080

$110,433

Stanford

$7,200

$106,987

MIT

$5,084

$124,213

The main objective of this article is to spread awareness among students so they can make better choices when it comes to picking the right university with the right degree program that is beneficial for their career.

How can Y-Axis help you?

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