As college tuition continues its inexorable rise and young people take on more and more debt to pay for their educations, students are growing more concerned about the Return on Investment (ROI) their college can provide. College ROI scores put a dollar figure on those diplomas by measuring graduate earnings over the 30 years following graduation. The 2013 edition of one popular annual college ROI study, authored by payment and compensation firm PayScale, found tech and engineering schools claiming the top five spots in terms of ROI (earnings are cumulative over 30 years, net of tuition, fees, and financial aid).
Clearly, tech and computer science are the careers young people should consider if ROI is a concern. In fact, Software Developer was listed at the top of US News’ most recent 100 Best Jobs list. Computer Analyst was second.
“Students who choose to major in computer science have a distinctive advantage in the job market, since there are more jobs than qualified candidates coming out of college,” says Aaron Reed, Executive Vice President at Neumont University. Read more