- Melanie Hicken for CNN May 2nd, 2013
- Source: http://money.cnn.com/gallery/pf/college/2013/05/02...
30-year return on investment: $1,728,000
Avg. total college cost: $214,300
Avg. annual scholarships and grants: $23,534
Graduation rate: 54%
One of the nation's oldest private engineering schools, Polytechnic Institute of New York University offers a technology-focused education in fields like engineering, science and computer science.
"There's a whole atmosphere where you're at at the forefront of technology as it's evolving," said President Katepalli Sreenivasan. Many grads enter booming fields like cybersecurity or biotechnology, he said.
A degree from the Brooklyn, N.Y., university will get slightly more costly in 2014 when it officially becomes NYU's School of Engineering. Tuition will increase gradually over a five-year period, Sreenivasan said.