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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Maybe we should have invested in an Oxy degree instead of a 40lk

Occidental College has once again been ranked as one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges. But this honor has nothing to do with the quality of the education at the Eagle Rock college. Instead, it’s based on the salaries of Oxy graduates. Occidental reports that it came in at No. 7 in SmartMoney’s “payback” rankings, which measures the return on investment, in this case college tuition, that students earn.

“With a median alumni salary of $51,900 three years after graduation and $105,000 after 15 years, Occidental had an average “payback” of 114 percent, according to SmartMoney. That return on investment is almost identical to Amherst, Bucknell and Holy Cross, and higher than such Ivy League schools as Columbia and Brown.”

Who said a liberal arts education doesn’t pay?



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