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LU named a top school for return on investment

Lamar University has been named a top school nationally for return on investment by PayScale Inc., creator of the largest database of individual compensation profiles in the world.

Lamar was ranked 11th overall for return on investment for engineering majors, just behind Massachusetts Institute of Technology. LU was the only Texas school on the list.

"Engineering is an outstanding career field, and I believe Lamar is an excellent choice for bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degrees in engineering," said Jack Hopper, dean of the College of Engineering. "The investments our students make, in terms of time, effort and finances, pay off in rewarding careers."

The fourth annual report on College Return on Investment (ROI) by PayScale was based on an examination of more than 1,000 colleges and universities. PayScale provides an immediate and precise snapshot of current market salaries to employees and employers through its online tools and software.

“In this uncertain economic climate, understanding the potential return on the investment in education is vital,” said Katie Bardaro, lead economist for PayScale.