UCI Ranks 16th in Top Public Universities That Pay Off the Most in 2020

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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University of California, Irvine (UCI), has been ranked the 16th best public university in the nation that pays off to attend by CNBC Make It, a program that aims to provide the information students need to balance considerations through its annual 50 Colleges that Pay Off the Most ranking. The list spotlights 50 schools that provide students the highest average salaries for their tuition dollars.

UCI—known for its engineering and criminal justice programs and one of 10 campuses in the University of California school system—in 2019 enrolled approximately 30,382 undergraduate students. The average annual net cost for in-state students (income $48,001-$75,000) is $14,746. The median salary for alumni with 10+ years of experience is $116,000.

As the Coronavirus pandemic has dramatically changed what it means to attend—and apply to—college, there is no guarantee that students will receive the traditional on-campus college experience.

At the same time, college costs have risen significantly over the past decade, while advancements in technology, especially automation, are making it harder to earn a living wage without some type of higher degree. Today, college graduates on average earn 80% more than those with just a high school diploma.

College is more expensive—and important—than ever before, and this dichotomy puts students in a difficult situation. More students and their parents are questioning the high price of tuition. This year more than ever, students have to ask, “Is this college worth the cost?”

To help in decision-making is CNBC Make It’s 2020 list of the top 50 U.S. colleges that pay off the most.

(Source: CNBC)

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