Sometimes the college decision comes down to choosing between a public and private school. Public colleges tend to be more affordable at face value, and also come with larger class sizes and larger campuses. In comparison, private colleges offer smaller, more specialized classes and campuses. They are often thought of as too expensive and not worth the extra tuition costs — especially when you consider that you can potentially get the same degree for a fraction of the price at a public or state college.
It can be difficult to figure out which school will be the best option for you.
To help, we've used salary data to calculate the return on investment for your tuition dollars at colleges across America. In terms of private schools, these 10 colleges are the ones that are going to get you the biggest and best return on your tuition dollars down the line.
10) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
9) Kettering University
8) Worcester Polytechnic Institute
7) Stanford University
6) Princeton University
5) Stevens Institute of Technology
4) Webb Institute
3) California Institute of Technology
2) Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1) Harvey Mudd College