The College Database recently released its list of the top Texas colleges with the highest financial return on investment, and the University of Houston (UH) was recognized for providing high quality education at an affordable price.
The web site researched schools that “offer the most bang for the students’ buck.” Schools on the list have annual tuition rates below $20,000 and new graduates who earn more than the $40,000, on average. The College Database created a new 20-40 metric to rank Texas post-secondary schools. UH was ranked among the most financially effective institutions in Texas for having graduates who earn, on average, an estimated $45,400 per year after graduation.
The latest list puts UH at No. 9 for affordability among Texas schools. The University of Houston-Downtown rounded out the Texas top 10 list. The full rankings can be viewed at www.onlinecollegesdatabase.org/online-colleges-in-texas/#high-starting-salary-colleges-Texas.
According to rankings released by U.S. News and World Report in fall 2012, students at UH rank No. 7 in the nation for graduating with the least amount of debt. In the previous year, UH ranked No. 12 nationally. Twenty-six percent of all graduates from UH paid less than $10,000 for their degree last year.
The College Database is a free, non-commercial web site that aims to provide current and future students and their families with accurate and valuable college- and career-related information. According The College Database, it uses authoritative data sets from the federal government, such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Census Bureau, and the Carnegie Foundation to generate its rankings.