GW ranks No. 207 on best return on investment

Ever wonder if the six-figure sum you spent on your GW degree was worth it?

Turns out you may have earned more if you had graduated from schools like New York University, Boston University, Catholic University or George Mason University instead, according to data released this week by a salary-tracking company called PayScale.

The University – the 40th most expensive college in the U.S. – ranked No. 207 for return on investment.

In the 20 years after graduation, GW students can expect to make $370,000 more than a high school graduate. That figure, which subtracts the estimated sticker price of $230,500 to attend GW, is lower than many of GW’s peer schools.

Duke University graduates, by comparison, made an average of $591,500 on their investment, landing at No. 39 on the list. New York University made it to No. 198.

That compares to the estimated $1.1 million that graduates of California’s engineering-focused college Harvey Mudd can expect to earn back over two decades.

For students who received financial aid, GW’s return on investment ranking jumps to No. 152.

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