One popular ranking device for business schools across the country is return on investment. BusinessWeek argues that especially in the current economic climate with jobs becoming scarcer, a business program’s overall value can be determined based on what the graduates are getting for the amount of money they spend gaining the requisite education.
While BusinessWeek ranked Cornell as having the eighth best undergraduate business program in the country, Cornell was ranked second among private institutions in terms of ROI. Brigham Young University claimed the top spot for private universities with an ROI of $12 for every dollar spent on tuition. Cornell was a very distant second as its graduates earn $2.70 on the job for every dollar spent on tuition.