. . . for a good ROI that is.
Payscale has listed the colleges and universities that provide the best return on investment (ROI) in 2012. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSMT) came in 25th, right behind Princeton. Over 30 years, a SDSMT grad can expect to earn $1,228,000 on an $85,830 investment for an annual ROI of 9.7%.
In 2012, Black Hills State University provided a negative ROI without financial aid. Over 30 years a BHSU graduate will lose about $17, 500.
SDSMT has recently hired a new president, Heather Wilson, a former New Mexico congresswoman who has a record of being less than friendly to the LGBT community. Given the minor dust up caused by this hire, the biggest question posed by these numbers may be whether SDSMT will have the same or better ranking five years from now.