Washington University in St. Louis and Missouri University of Science and Technology are two of the top colleges in the U.S. that pay off the most according to a study by CNBC. The list spotlighted 50 schools that provide students the highest average salaries for their tuition dollars.
Washington University in St. Louis ranked 18th on the list of private institutions. The list highlighted the university’s Olin Business School and the Washington University School of Law, which became the first chartered law school in America to admit women in 1869.
Washington University is also world-renowned for its medical school and medical research. That research has been key in the fight against COVID-19, with university scientists studying numerous vaccines, launching specimen banks, as well as developing a mouse model of the virus. Students at the Missouri university will be at the forefront of developing new ways of fighting the virus and more for years to come.
Missouri University of Science and Technology, located in Rolla, came in at 15th on the list for public institutions. The list highlighted the university’s mission to integrate “education, research and application to create and convey knowledge that serves our state and helps solve the world’s great challenges.”
Missouri S&T, as it is commonly known, turns out 2,525 graduates a year, 84 percent of which are engineering graduates, ensuring there’s a veritable army of engineering talent in the state. Missouri S&T consistently earns accolades and high marks among the top schools in the state and the nation for its STEM programs.
“We are among a handful of STEM-focused institutions in the nation, and that emphasis provides opportunities to serve Missouri and Missourians with innovative, technology-focused approaches to solve some of our most critical issues, from infrastructure and advanced manufacturing to energy and environmental sustainability,” said Robert Schwartz, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and economics.
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