Clemson ranked in top 50 schools with best ROI

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DALLAS, May 6, 2014 - To help students make financially wise choices about the colleges they attend, the higher-education website has just published its ranking of the 50 most affordable colleges in the United States with the best return.

To appear in this ranking, it is not enough for a school to keep the cost of tuition down. Besides keeping costs down, the schools in this ranking also have an excellent track record of giving students the skills and credentials they need to earn a good income.

Numerous studies show that people with a college degree earn substantially more than those with simply a high school diploma (on average more than a million dollars during a lifetime). The colleges in this ranking provide an even more impressive return on investment (ROI).

According to John Ferrer, General Editor of, "Because of the soaring cost of a college education, substantial student debt, and a tough job market, parents and students increasingly focus on potential income. That's why we created this ranking of the most affordable colleges with the best return. We are very pleased to highlight these 50 outstanding U.S. colleges that offer a quality higher education and strong job prospects at an affordable price."

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The full ranking, along with an explanation of the method for measuring return, can be viewed at this weblink: Click here

Here is's list of the 50 most affordable colleges with the best return (in alphabetical order):

Auburn University

Baruch College

Binghamton University

California Polytechnic State University

California State Polytechnic University

Clemson University

College of William and Mary

Colorado School of Mines

George Mason University

Georgia Institute of Technology

James Madison University

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Miami University

Michigan Technological University

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Montana Tech

New Jersey Institute of Technology

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

North Carolina State University

Oregon Institute of Technology

Purdue University

Rutgers University

San Jose State University

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

Southern Polytechnic State University

Stony Brook University

SUNY Maritime College

Texas A&M University

United States Air Force Academy

United States Military Academy

United States Naval Academy

University of Alabama

University of Arizona

University of California - Berkeley

University of California - Davis

University of California - Irvine

University of California - Los Angeles

University of California - San Diego

University of California - Santa Barbara

University of Delaware

University of Houston

University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Maryland - College Park

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota

University of Texas - Austin

University of Virginia

University of Washington

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

West Virginia University Institute of Technology

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