University Receives No. 1 National ROI Rankings

Published on 19 February 2022

A new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) has ranked University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis no. 1 for return on investment at 15, 20, 30 and 40 years after enrollment. This marks the second time the University has received top rankings, after first topping the Georgetown University CEW list for return on investment in 2019.

In developing the 2022 report, Georgetown University researchers again examined the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard to calculate net present value (NPV), a metric that includes costs, future earnings, and the length of time it would take to earn a certain amount of money over a fixed amount of time. They then ranked 4,500 institutions across the country by NPV of a bachelor’s degree at 10, 15, 20, 30 and 40 years after enrollment.

UHSP ranked no. 1 among the top tier of colleges and universities nationwide, surpassing institutions such as Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and Yale University.

  • 10-Year NVP Rank: No. 7
  • 15-Year NVP Rank: No. 1
  • 20-Year NVP Rank: No. 1
  • 30-Year NVP Rank: No. 1
  • 40-Year NVP Rank: No. 1

According to the 2022 Georgetown University CEW study, private colleges offering bachelor’s degrees continue to have the highest returns on investment 40 years after enrollment. Additionally, each of the top three institutions with the best long-term net economic gains specialize in pharmacy and health sciences education.

UHSP was one of just three institutions to rank in the top 10 for short-term returns 10 years after enrollment and remain in the top 10 for long-term returns at the 40-year mark. According to the report, a bachelor’s degree from the University offers graduates an average long-term NPV of more than $2.6 million, when examining 40-year net economic gains.

“UHSP is committed to providing students with an outstanding and affordable education that prepares them to become leaders in pharmacy and health care,” said David D. Allen, RPh, Ph.D, president of UHSP. “These no. 1 return on investment rankings are a testament to the value of the educational experience we are providing, which is resulting in higher earnings throughout our graduates’ lifetimes.”

View the full ROI report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

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