Marquette University News Release

Marquette ranked No. 3 for ROI among Wisconsin colleges

July 24, 2013

Marquette has been named among the top colleges in Wisconsin for return on investment by, a national resource for college affordability and financial aid information. The group ranked the Wisconsin colleges and universities with the greatest lifetime return on investment based on graduates who enjoy the largest earnings gap between non-degree holders over a 30-year span. Marquette is ranked No. 3, behind MSOE and UW-Madison, respectively.

The colleges – all fully accredited, four-year, not-for-profit institutions based on Carnegie Foundation classification – were ranked based on several criteria sourced from industry standard data sets, including net tuition prices (provided by IPEDS/NCES) and graduates’ average starting salaries and ROI calculation (provided by Payscale).

According to the analysis, Marquette’s lifetime ROI is $768,900. A complete list of the Wisconsin rankings and methodology are available online.


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