The top-right corner is the place to be, and the bottom-left is the other end of the spectrum. The nine regions are colored accordingly — from the highly desirable green to the sickly looking yellow.
We then weighted both ranks equally and tallied them up for our top 10.
4. 10. WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
WPI comes in at No. 10 on our list. A bit expensive to attend but it’s well worth it since WPI graduates have some of the highest starting salaries in the country.
5. 9. Texas A&M
Texas A&M comes in at No. 9, with modest starting salaries but low tuition. Definitely a good choice if you’re not looking to empty your wallet.
6. 8. Princeton
Princeton is the only ivy in our top 10 and comes in at No. 8. It’s moderately priced compared to some other schools in our matrix and starting salaries are pretty high.
7. 7. Purdue
Purdue is No. 7, ranking well in both starting salary and tuition.
8. 6. CalTech
California Institute of Technology ranked sixth on our list. Tuition is a bit more expensive, but it’s well worth it as this school has the highest average starting salary on our list.
9. 5. Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech begins our top five list. Relatively cheap tuition and decent starting salaries place VT at No. 5.
10. 4. Cal (UC Berkeley)
Cal comes in ranked at No. 4. The cheapest school in our top 10 also ranks above average in the starting salary category.
11. 3. Michigan Tech
Michigan Tech is No. 3 with fairly low tuition and high starting salaries. This is a pretty good choice.
12. 2. Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech is our No. 2 with high starting salaries and a moderately priced tuition.
13. 1. NJIT (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
At the top of our list is NJIT. This school has the third lowest tuition on the matrix and combines that with high starting salaries, making it our No. 1.
And here are the next 40 in case you’re wondering where your school stands…
11. MIT; 12. Illinois; 13. Stevens; 14. Rice; 15. Stanford; 16. UMass; 17. BYU; 18. Drexel; 19. Lehigh; 20. Rutgers; 21. Minnesota; 22. Case Western; 23. Michigan; 24. Seton Hall; 25. Penn State; 26. Wisconsin; 27. Tulsa; 28. Notre Dame; 29. Cornell; 30. RPI; 31. Illinois Tech; 32. Maryland; 33. Widener; 34. Ohio State; 35. Georgetown; 36. Carnegie Mellon; 37. Texas; 38. UPenn; 39. Northeastern; 40. UVA; 41. UCLA; 42. Harvard; 43. Duke; 44. UConn; 45 Florida; 46. Johns Hopkins; 47. Wash U; 48. Brown; 49. Columbia; 50. Dartmouth.