PayScale, a data-driven software company focused on compensation research, has released its 2023-2024 College Salary Report, which evaluates colleges by earning potential for its graduates and features best value rankings for graduates’ return on investment.
Within the state, Oglethorpe ranked 4th on the list of Best Value Colleges in Georgia for the return on investment for graduates — ranking high among larger universities and state schools.
Payscale’s College Salary Report is based on alumni salary data from 3.5 million respondents in different career stages representing more than 2,400 U.S. colleges and universities. The best value rankings are determined by the 20 year-net ROI of colleges and universities — or the amount of money a student can expect to earn over a 20-year period after graduating from a particular school.
The data presented is meant to help college-bound students research schools, majors and careers, and to discover which fields of study are most transferable to other career paths and offer the highest lifetime earning potential.