A college degree can burn a big hole in the pocket. So it's fair to question whether it's worth it.
But alumni from some colleges actually stand to earn A LOT more money than what they paid in total for a degree.
How much more? As much as $1.1 million over 20 years for MIT grads!
That's a higher return on investment than at any other college, according to a calculation from PayScale.
Many MIT grads land high-paying engineering and computer science jobs, not unlike those from other colleges that top this year's list. Schools that attract students who excel in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields continue to offer the best bang for your buck.
So the answer is: it's worth getting your pockets burnt, if you go to one of these top schools...