MSU Named Top College for Return on Investment

MSU Named Top College for Return on Investment

Midwestern State University has been ranked a top college in Texas for greatest lifetime return on investment. (AC Online) launched a new ranking, which identifies the 49 colleges in Texas where degrees pay off the most. MSU ranks No. 15 on the list.

According to AC Online, graduates from these schools enjoy the largest earnings gap between non-degree holders over thirty years, and earn more on average than graduates from other Texas universities.

"These are important lists for prospective students to consider," says AC Online founder Dan Schuessler. "We've sifted through comprehensive data sources to find colleges and universities in Texas that offer a high quality education with consistent, long-term payoffs in the workplace."

AC Online used the following criteria in its college ranking:

     —        Tuition + fees (Provided by IPEDS/NCES)

     —       Graduates' average starting salaries and ROI calculation (Provided by PayScale)

     —        Fully accredited, 4-year, not-for-profit institutions (Provided by the Carnegie Foundation)

"We aim to educate so that potential students are aware of their options for obtaining a degree and, most importantly, for paying for one," said Schuessler.

Earlier this year AC Online recognized Midwestern State University as No. 38 in the nation for institutions with yearly in-state tuition of less than $5,000 per year with graduates who earn more than $40,000 per year. In that study ACO analyzed approximately 4,000 colleges in the United States.

Affordable Colleges Online provides students with information about affordable higher education options. The website offers financial aid videos, expert advice, and cost savings ideas. AC Online is a trusted resource for college stats and rankings. The rankings list may be found at