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Businessweek names UA top school in Ariz.

In a state-by-state report, Businessweek Magazine named the University of Arizona the top school in Arizona in terms of what monetary value its degrees are worth.

But Arizona’s return on investment rank, or ROI — a function of how much a degree costs subtracted from how much UA graduates earn after they earn their degrees based on obtained reports — was only 256th in the nation.

The ranking system by Businessweek also took into account the percent of applicants admitted and graduation rate. Results were based on salary samples of about 1,000 graduates from each school.

Not including scholarships, UA had an average total in-state cost of $82,610, and $135,300 for out-of-state students.

The pay-off was a 30-year net return on investment of $456,300, and a 30-year-net return for graduates of $800,600, according to Businessweek.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology came in No. 1 with a 30-year ROI of almost $1.7 million.

In Arizona, ASU and NAU followed UA.



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