Babson College in Wellesley gives you the most bang for your buck out of 1,500 four-year colleges examined by Money magazine in its new ranking of the nation’s top schools.
The ranking takes into consideration 17 factors such as education quality, alumni earnings and affordability. Babson’s focus on business/entrepreneurship helped its ranking significantly. Money says the net price of a degree at Babson is about $200K and that the average salary within 5 years is about $60K.
The rest of the top 10 list includes usual suspects like MIT and Harvard, but also lesser known schools like Webb Institute of Glen Cove, N.Y.
Wellesley College comes in at #95, with the net price of a degree pegged at $166K and average annual salary within 5 years of graduating at $43.4K.