Second time in a week Clemson degree ROI ranked highest in SC

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CLEMSON — Clemson University graduates have the highest return on their college investments than those at other colleges and universities in South Carolina, according to a new list released Monday. ranked the top colleges in South Carolina with low net costs in tuition and fees whose graduates have the highest lifetime earnings when compared to non-degree holders. Clemson graduates will earn $872,700 more than those without degrees over a 30-year span, according to the website.

“We’ve sifted through comprehensive data sources to find colleges and universities in South Carolina that offer a high quality education with consistent, long-term payoffs in the workplace,” said founder Dan Schuessler.

The website used 2013 data from PayScale, whose calculation of Clemson graduates’ return increased significantly from 2012. A previous ranking using the 2012 PayScale data put Clemson among the top 50 U.S. public universities with a return of $409,200. ranks fully accredited public and private institutions that grant four-year degrees.

Note: Clemson named #1 ROI in SC for the 2nd time in a week.

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