We place a lot of emphasis on party school's and colleges with the most sl*ts per square foot around these parts but the fact remains our parents send us off to college for one reason: take us off the payroll. So naturally a list of schools that have financially successful graduates is somewhat of a must see. And you'd think it would be consumed by Ivy League powerhouses or something close. Yet, this list -- compiled by SmartMoney and salary site Payscale -- is not. Well, at least the top 20 isn't.
Per SmartMoney: SmartMoney looked at two groups of alumni: recent grads, out for an average of two years, and midcareer alums, out 15 years. The Payback Score is an average of those groups' current income, expressed as a percentage of their sticker-price tuition and fees.
The sites factored in things like tuition, loan debt, earning potential, and median mid-career pay. And the higher the Payback Score, the better.
Go to SmartMoney to see the entire list.