Texas A&M University ranks first among public institutions in Texas in return on investment (ROI) – what a graduate earns compared to typical college costs incurred – according to listings posted online by PayScale, Inc.We're number one among...public institutions in Texas. Nationally, we're #13 when measured as %ROI. When ranked nationally by 30-year ROI in $, we're #71 (in state) and #83 (out of state). In Texas, we're behind Rice (#26).
The online firm that compiles employee salary data nationally shows Texas A&M to have a 12.7% ROI, based on its typical costs, using a 2009 basis, compared to its 30-year ROI adjusted to reflect 2010 dollars. Texas A&M’s ROI, as shown in the survey, is even better than that for the two top-rated schools: MIT and Cal Tech, both of which had ROIs of 12.5%. The major determination in PayScale’s numerical rankings is the total cumulative estimated net salary for 30 years, combined with several other factors
At least we BTHO tu (#113 and #136).
Here's how we did compared to the Vision 2020 peer institutions:
|Vision 2020 Abbreviation||Ranking(s) in $ROI||Ranking(s) in %ROI|
|UC Berkeley||16, 23||13.1% #6 (tie)|
|Georgia Tech||31, 36||14.2% #1|
|UCLA||47, 52||13.1% #6 (tie)|
|UC San Diego||46, 56||12.6% #16|
|Illinois||55, 68||12.4% #21 (tie)|
|Michigan||58, 75||13.1% #6 (tie)|
|Texas A&M||71, 83||12.7$ #13|
|UC Davis||72, 97||11.8% #43 (tie)|
|Purdue||105, 126||12.4% #21 (tie)|
|Florida||112, 140||13.0% #10 (tie)|
|Texas||113, 136||11.9% #38 (tie)|
|Wisconsin||127, 485||12.3% #27|
|Penn St.||130, 146||11.1% #88 (tie)|
|North Carolina||149, 173||13.0% #10 (tie)|
|Minnesota||209, 238||10.9% #109 (tie)|
|Ohio St.||231, 266||10.5% #156(tie)|
The key lesson here: to maximize rankings, pick the right comparison group.