Vermont Technical College ranks first in the state and #7 nationally among four-year public universities with best short-term net value, according to a new report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW).
Georgetown CEW’s new return-on-investment tool ranked 4,500 colleges and universities by net value at several benchmarks — after 10 years of enrolling, 15 years, 20 years, 30 years, and 40 years. Notably, the rankings include a metric that measures the share of students at an institution whose earnings 10 years after enrollment are higher than those of workers with a high school diploma as their highest level of education. Vermont Tech was #1 in Vermont at the 10, 15, 20, and 30 year mark, and also moved up in the rankings for long-term return on investment.
“Achieving this top 10 ranking is due to one very important factor – our incredible faculty and staff, who rank #1 here at Vermont Tech,” said Patricia Moulton, president at Vermont Technical College. “They not only provide a world-class education to our students in the classroom, but they also prepare our students to thrive in their careers post-graduation through hands-on learning, training, internships, and other innovative opportunities. And, of course, our amazing students graduate and obtain lucrative careers bringing great value to their employers.”
The top ten list is headed up by Princeton University and includes two other technical colleges, Fashion Institute of Technology and Georgia Tech.
Top 10 Four-year Public Universities with Best Short-term Net Value (10 years)
- Princeton University ($333,000)
- S. Merchant Marine Academy ($321,000)
- Fashion Institute of Technology ($302,000)*
- Georgia Tech ($295,000)
- Foothill College (CA) ($278,000)*
- University of Pennsylvania ($277,000)
- Vermont Technical College ($271,000)*
- Skyline College (CA) ($268,000)*
- California State University-Maritime Academy ($263,000)
- (tie) Bellevue College and Cascadia College ($260,000)*
*predominantly offers associate’s degrees
To learn more about Georgetown CEW’s study, visit https://cew.georgetown.edu/cew-reports/roi2022/.