AffordableCollegesOnline measures impact of college education on lifetime earnings; UMass Dartmouth graduates can expect $698,400 benefit
UMass Dartmouth provides a Top 20 return on investment that Massachusetts students make in their education, according to AffordableCollegesOnline, which measures the lifetime earnings impact of a college education at 201 Massachusetts schools. The web site calculates that a student graduating from UMass Dartmouth will receive $698,400 in net benefit.
"Our 50,000 alumni know first-hand the benefits that a UMass Dartmouth education has provided them," said Chancellor Divina Grossman. "Every day I hear the testimonials from entrepreneurs, health care professionals, scientists, educators, public servants and many others about the impact a UMass Dartmouth education has had on their lives. With this report, we can see in vivid detail the economic power of a UMass Dartmouth degree.''
"A college education is often regarded as an investment,'' wrote AffordableCollegesOnline, a website dedicated to helping students and their parents get a high value college education. "Not all investment choices bear fruit, so being prepared is crucial in getting the most out of your college education. To help students make wise financial decisions, we've highlighted the top colleges in Massachusetts with low net costs (tuition + fees), and whose graduates enjoy the highest lifetime earnings when compared to non-degree holders."
The ROI rating is based on data from the National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System, and the Carnegie Foundation.
Other recent UMass Dartmouth rankings include:
#1 New England Public "Regional University" -- U.S. News & World Report
#21 of 690 campuses in U.S. on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
#25 Master's Campus in the U.S. -- Washington Monthly
#35 of 194 in U.S. for "best in undergraduate engineering" -- U.S. News & World Report
#45 of 400 in the U.S. for animation and videogame design by Animation Career Review