Is a college degree worth it? It is at Kettering University. Kettering was named as having one of the best returns on investment in the nation by Payscale.com.
Kettering ranked #1 in Michigan and #1 in the Midwest according to the annual report. "Kettering University’s consistently impressive rankings among the best universities in the country are a clear validation that our mix of rigorous academics with fully integrated professional co-op experiences uniquely prepare students for meaningful leadership roles in the global economy," Dr. Robert K. McMahan, Kettering University President, told Kettering University News. "Our students and graduates are in high demand because of this institution’s tremendous reputation for preparing astoundingly successful industry and business leaders, innovators, engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs. Rankings like these affirm the power and value of a Kettering education."
According to Payscale.com’s analysis, the net 20-year return on investment of a Kettering degree was about $785,000. To get the net ROI, Payscale.com compared the 20-year median pay for a college graduate to the 24-year median pay for a high school graduate and then subtracted the cost of college. You don’t have to live in Michigan to have access to Kettering University’s nationally recognized programs, either. Kettering online offers several graduate level degrees: Master of Science Engineering Management, Master of Science Lean Manufacturing and Master of Science Operations Management.