The Portland Business Journal recently reported on the "ROI" (return on investment) for Oregon universities and colleges based on a study by PayScale.
The PBJ decided to present the data in the least user friendly way possible, so I took the information and made a little graph.
Using Portland State University as an example, I think the way you interpret PayScale's findings are that, using a 30 year time horizon, the average PSU student is $513,900 better off going to PSU than not going to college at all.
I can't say I really agree 100 percent with PayScale's methodology. At the same time, I have to admire the fact that they went through all the effort and no one has paid me to do a better job. So, without further ado, here are the rankings ...