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The Foundation on Research for Equal Opportunity (FREOPP) calculated the lifetime return on investment (ROI) for more than 30,000 majors. A student can now look up a major at any given school to see what they can expect to make (on average) at age 25 and 45. They can also know the average, expected lifetime return on investment compared to a student who only has a high school diploma. This factors the cost of attendance and the opportunity cost of not working for four years.
We will not go in-depth into their methodology, but you can find the full report here. We will, however, share some of FREOPP's fundamental discoveries. They found that more than 25 percent of majors had a negative return on investment, and that is before calculating the completion adjustment. They also found that almost 10 percent of majors had more than a $1,000,000 return above what they would have made with only a high school diploma, and that is after factoring in tuition and opportunity costs. Finally, FREOPP found the major a student chooses trumps all, but within the same major, the school matters more than one might realize.
Below, we have included three charts. The first is a list of the $1,000,000+ ROI majors across America. The second is a list of the ROIs in TN's colleges. Last is a searchable list of the 30,000 majors from the FREOPP's study. This chart is best used to search for a major to see the schools across America one may want to consider. (We did not include FREOPP's completion adjustment numbers in the charts to make them easier to understand without additional reading. However, we will be writing a separate article on this topic soon.)
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