Posted on: August 8, 2013
Clarkson College ranked No. 3 out of 52 colleges in Nebraska for highest return on investment by AffordableCollegesOnline.org.
The new ranking, “AC Online: Highest Return on Investment Colleges in Nebraska,” identifies 11 colleges in Nebraska where degrees pay off the most. Graduates from these colleges enjoy the largest earnings gap between non-degree holders over a lifetime and earn more on average than graduates from other Nebraska schools.
“We are committed to educating next-generation health care leaders and ensuring accessibility and affordability for all promising students,” said Dr. Louis Burgher, President of Clarkson College. “The best scholarship we can give our students is to remain mindful of costs by keeping tuition rate increases to a minimum while also continuing to provide a quality education that will prepare them to excel in the workforce.”
AC Online developed the following criteria for consideration as a “
High ROI College”:
- Fully accredited institution
- Either public or private
- Four-year, degree-granting institution
- ROI according to PayScale’s 2013 College Value Report
AC Online compiled a list of schools in Nebraska meeting these criteria by using the following authoritative data sets:
- PayScale.com’s 2013 College Earnings Report: a leading provider of career-related data on a national, state, local and individual basis. The site calculates accurate, real-time information on job market compensation by enabling individual employees (millions to date) to submit their job profile and salary data, which is then compared to others.
- Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS): the primary federal source for data on colleges, universities and technical and vocational post-secondary schools in the U.S.
- The National Center for Education Statistics (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.
- The Carnegie Foundation: 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.