ROI: Business Schools with Bang for the Buck
You don’t have to pay a fortune to get a $50,000-a-year starting salary. These low-cost undergrad business programs include lots of bargains.
The continuously rising costs of an already expensive college education, combined with a still-slumping economy, make the return on investment (ROI) that students get from attending one business school over another more important than ever. As parents and college applicants who want to major in business sit down to decide where to go, they have to consider many things—from the quality of the education they’ll receive and the doors it will open to the campus culture and dorms. But when you could be investing upwards of $100,000 and possibly taking on a load of debt that will haunt you for years, you better be certain that this education will help you afford a decent life after graduation. You should be asking, “What’s in it for me?”
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When many people think of Florida, they think of Mickey Mouse or partying at South Beach, not exactly the place to go if you want to grow up and make something of yourself. But the top four undergraduate business programs in the ROI ranking of public schools are all in the Sunshine State: University of Central Florida in Orlando; University of Florida in Gainesville; Florida International (Florida International Undergraduate Profile) in Miami; and Florida State in Tallahassee. At the University of Central Florida, graduates earn $11.70 per annual tuition dollar. The other Florida schools aren’t far behind, with none falling below the $10 mark. Rounding out the top five is the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, whose graduates earn $9.78 per annual tuition dollar.
Read: “ROI: Business Schools with Bang for the Buck,“ an article from Bloomberg BusinessWeek.