Milwaukee School of Engineering was named one of America’s Top Colleges by Forbes on its sixth annual list. MSOE has been included on the list every year since Forbes began ranking colleges and universities in 2008.

To compile the list, Forbes reviewed postsecondary institutions in the U.S. in five general categories: post graduate success, student satisfaction, debt, four-year graduation rate, and competitive awards. Forbes partnered with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity in determining their list of the 650 schools that distinguish themselves from competitors by analyzing what students are getting out of their college education. There are more than 2,500 colleges and universities in the United States.

Read more about the Forbes ranking and view the complete list of America’s Top Colleges.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,500 students celebrating its 110th  anniversary. 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.

Originally published July 23, 2013

 

AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO) has identified the Wisconsin colleges and universities with the greatest lifetime return on investment and Milwaukee School of Engineering tops the list. Graduates from these institutions enjoy the largest earnings gap between non-degree holders over a 31-year span. In compiling this list, ACO considered fully-accredited, four-year degree-granting public and private institutions, as well as their ROI according to PayScale’s 2013 College Value Report.

In June, ACO compiled a list of private universities offering a Million Dollar ROI. Alumni from these universities out-earn non-degree holders by at least one million dollars during their careers. Institutions on the list make up the top one percent of U.S. colleges as measured by return on investment (ROI). MSOE is the only university from Wisconsin on the list, and one of only five from the Midwest.

“There is great demand in our nation for STEM professionals,” said Dr. Hermann Viets, president of MSOE. “Employers value the education students receive at MSOE and that is reflected in our extremely high placement rates as well as high starting salaries. Our engineers, nurses and business students are ready to hit the ground running not only when they graduate, but also in their internships.”

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,500 students celebrating its 110th  anniversary. 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.

Originally published June 28, 2013

AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO) has released its “Million Dollar ROI” rankings for 2013, a new list of private universities whose graduates out-earn non-degree holders by at least one million dollars during their careers. Institutions on the list make up the top one percent of U.S. colleges as measured by return on investment (ROI).

“Some of today’s most recognizable universities appear on the list, despite higher tuition rates,” says ACO founder Dan Schuessler. “While ACO is dedicated to promoting affordability, these colleges provide significant value to their students. Students pay to gain the skills necessary for long-term career success.”

Each school’s return on investment figure derives from a three-tiered calculation: estimated 30-year earnings of graduates minus both projected earnings without a degree and four years of tuition and fees. Key data sources and partners leveraged for the analysis include the following:

  • NCES, the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education. It provides consistent, reliable, complete, and accurate indicators of education status and trends.
  • IPEDS, the primary federal source for data on colleges, universities, and technical and vocational postsecondary schools in the U.S.
  • Carnegie Classification, a framework widely used in the study of higher education, both as a way to represent and control for institutional differences, and also in the design of research studies to ensure adequate representation of sampled institutions, students, or faculty.
  • Payscale.com, the premier salary data collection organization.

 

AffordableCollegesOnline.org’s “Million Dollar Alumni Club” Rankings of Private Universities:

  1. Harvey Mudd College
  2. California Institute of Technology (CalTech)
  3. Polytechnic Institute of New York University
  4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  5. Stevens Institute of Technology
  6. Stanford University
  7. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  8. Claremont McKenna College
  9. Harvard University
  10. Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  11. Santa Clara University
  12. Dartmouth College
  13. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  14. Williams College
  15. University of Notre Dame
  16. Princeton University
  17. Babson College
  18. Carnegie Mellon University
  19. Haverford College
  20. University of Pennsylvania
  21. Manhattan College
  22. Columbia University
  23. Duke University
  24. Lehigh University
  25. Swarthmore College
  26. Illinois Institute of Technology
  27. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  28. Lafayette College
  29. Brown University
  30. Cornell University
  31. Clarkson University
  32. Kettering University
  33. Bucknell University
  34. Johns Hopkins University
  35. Touro College
  36. Rice University
  37. Washington and Lee University
  38. Milwaukee School of Engineering
  39. Tufts University
  40. Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
  41. Hamilton College
  42. University of the Pacific
  43. Amherst College
  44. Colgate University
  45. Drexel University
  46. Villanova University

 

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,500 students celebrating its 110th  anniversary. 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.