25 New York colleges with the best return on investment

Three local colleges are ranked high on the list

A new PayScale report shows which New York schools offer students the best return on their college investment.

20-year ROI formula: The total income that a graduate will earn after graduation in 20 years of working, minus both what they would have earned as a high school graduate and the cost of college (tuition, room and board, books and supplies), minus the average financial aid amount awarded to students at that school if that filter has been selected. It is their net earnings in 20 years as a college graduate.

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