Office of the President

April 9, 2014

UW ranks among top for return on college investment

University of Washington

The University of Washington ranks fifth among all public and private universities in the country in a survey that estimates the financial return on degrees.

“While financial return on investment isn’t the only value in a college degree, being fifth in the nation among all public and private universities certainly validates the power of a UW education and the excellence of our graduates,” President Michael K. Young said.

The research was done by PayScale, which surveyed college graduates to estimate the annualized return on investment.

View an interactive chart of the rankings on The Economist’s website.