Originally published May 8, 2013

Students and parents often wonder if all of the hard work and tuition dollars of a college education will pay off in the end. It does if you graduate from MSOE.

Recent data from PayScale.com highlights which colleges and universities in the United States offer the best return on investment (ROI). On the 2013 College Education ROI Rankings, MSOE has the 7th best ROI in the Midwest and is 59th best in the country! PayScale.com data also shows that MSOE alumni enjoy the highest average starting salaries and mid-career salaries of any college or university in Wisconsin.

Why does it make sense to attend MSOE?

  • 94% placement rate for the 2011-12 graduates
  • Average starting salary for the class of 2011-12 was $55,368
  • Average class size: 22
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1
  • Professors have an average of seven years industry experience
  • No teaching assistants
  • Students get an average 600 hours experience in industry-standard laboratories
  • Four-year graduation guarantee
  • Graduate Tuition Grant to cover the cost of a graduate degree at MSOE
  • 19th Best University in the Midwest, 14th Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs, and 11th Best Mechanical Engineering Program in 2013 according to U.S.News & World Report
  • One of America’s Top Colleges according to Forbes.com
  • Named one of the Best in the Midwest Colleges by The Princeton Review

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,500 students. MSOE offers 20 bachelor’s degrees and nine master’s degrees in engineering, business, mathematics and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 94% placement rate; and the highest average starting and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.