News From Terre Haute, Indiana


April 5, 2014

Rose return on investment 7th on PayScale list

TERRE HAUTE — A Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology education is a worthy investment, ranking seventh nationally, with a 20-year net return of $736,200, according to PayScale, Inc’s 2014 College Return on Investment Report.

PayScale examined the return on investment at 911 colleges and universities, comparing costs to median alumni earnings over the first 20 years after graduation.

“Post-graduate earnings are a necessary piece of the college decision-making process,” said Katie Bardaro, the online salary information company’s lead economist. “Although post-graduate earnings shouldn’t be the only consideration when choosing a school, they should certainly play a part, especially when making choices about how much to borrow to fund your education. Students need to know whether they’ll be able to pay off their loans effectively in the context of their chosen field.”

Rose-Hulman also ranked among the nation’s best in PayScale’s 2013-14 College Salary Report. That survey evaluated $65,100 starting and $111,000 mid-career salaries for Rose-Hulman graduates. (The official starting salary was $63,075 for 2013 Rose-Hulman graduates, within six months of commencement, according to Office of Career Services statistics.)

Approximately 70 percent of students in Rose-Hulman’s Class of 2014 have already accepted full-time positions, are preparing for military commissions or plan to attend graduate school after receiving their diplomas on May 31.

Engineering schools dominate the top of the 2014 PayScale ROI survey, with nine out of the top 10 colleges having an engineering focus. The average 20-year net ROI for engineering colleges is $620,469, almost three times the average across all non-engineering Schools ($218,866), according to PayScale.


Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest News Poll
AP Video
13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Raw: Airstrike Shatters Fragile Calm in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma Fox Dons 'Bondage Strap' Skirt at Comic-Con 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Video Shows Smiling American Bomber in Syria Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Raw: Violent Clashes Between Libyan Militias Today in History for July 28th
NDN Video
'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -


    March 12, 2010