A Butler University degree has a Return on Investment (ROI) of $1.344 million over 40 years, according to a 2022 report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW). That ranks Butler at  No. 260 out of 4,500 colleges nationally, and  No. 5 in Indiana.

CEW considers a number of factors in determining the value of an institution’s education, including costs, future earnings, and the length of time it would take to invest and earn a specific amount of money over various periods of time. Data was obtained from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard. The findings are published in CEW’s latest report, “Ranking 4,500 Colleges by ROI (2022).”

“While some families may wonder if the cost of attending college is worth the investment, this data supports that doing so is a wise decision,” said Butler University President James Danko. “And it’s gratifying to see that, when it comes to return on investment, Butler University ranks alongside some of the most well respected universities in the nation.”

The CEW rankings are consistent with what other surveys have revealed about Butler University. According to Payscale.com’s “College Salary Report,” Butler graduates with a bachelor’s degree and at least 10 years of experience earn a median salary of $109,100, which ranks No. 259 nationally. Butler has been ranked No. 1 for four consecutive years in US News & World Report’s list of Midwest Regional Universities, and has been ranked the No. 1 Most Innovative University for seven consecutive years in the same category. Butler has been listed in The Princeton Review’s annual college guide, The Best 387 Colleges, for four consecutive years.

“We have made considerable improvements across our campus and in facilities in recent years, and those investments have helped us attract some of the nation’s top faculty and students,” President Danko said. “Butler University continues to trend positively in reputation and job placement across the nation, and the value of a Butler education is almost certain to increase over time.”