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Akron: The best long-term investment of any Northeast Ohio public university just released its ranking of Best Value Colleges. The ranking looks at cost of attendance and earning potential and then determines which universities and colleges offer the best return in dollars.

The University of Akron is the best long-term investment of any Northeast Ohio public university:

  University Total cost on campus (in state) 20-year net ROI on campus (in state)
1. Univ of Akron $94,600 $339,000
2. Youngstown State Univ $83,300 $322,000
3. Cleveland State Univ $102,000 $322,000
4. Kent State Univ $99,500 $224,000


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graduates-at-commencement-083364Eight out of ten University of Akron students gain valuable experience in their field while earning their degree.

And it’s the kind of experience that does more than pad a resume – it results in a starting salary $3,500 more than what their peers earn!

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Source: College ROI Report: Best Value Colleges