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Here are the top 25 universities ranked by the best 30-year return on investment (ROI). Beside is the average mid-career salary from an undergraduate of the respective institution.

The rankings below are the full rankings from Credible’s¬†university guides.

Ranking University 30 Year ROI Average Salary
1 Harvey Mudd College $2,113,000 $135,000
2 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) $1,991,000 $127,000
3 Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) $1,622,000 $117,000
4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) $1,606,000 $118,000
5 SUNY – Maritime College $1,586,000 $109,000
6 Colorado School of Mines $1,574,000 $105,000
9 Stevens Institute of Technology $1,461,000 $112,000
10 Stanford University $1,432,000 $114,000
11 Georgia Institute of Technology $1,389,000 $102,000
12 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT) $1,354,000 $99,800
13 Claremont McKenna College $1,341,000 $102,000
14 Harvard University $1,334,000 $111,000
15 Massachusetts Maritime Academy $1,316,000 $98,100
15 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) $1,316,000 $102,000
18 Santa Clara University $1,282,000 $108,000
19 Dartmouth College $1,262,000 $111,000
21 Williams College $1,254,000 $113,000
21 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) $1,254,000 $105,000
23 University of Notre Dame $1,250,000 $111,000
24 Princeton University $1,234,000 $137,000
25 South Dakota School of Mines & Technology $1,228,000 $99,500
25 Babson College $1,228,000 $117,000

Full rankings from Payscale:

College Education ROI Rankings

College Salary Report