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Forget law, tech and medicine — these majors have the best ROI

GOBankingRates Logo By Gabrielle Olya of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 27: College is a major investment that will likely leave you with student debt. As of 2016, the average annual cost of tuition, fees, room and board at a public college was $16,757, and $43,065 at private colleges, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. If you want to be able to pay off student loans after graduation, pick a major that will give you the best return on investment.Sourcing data from PayScale’s Best Value Colleges by Major report, GOBankingRates compiled a list of 13 majors and ranked them by the highest return on investment — which varies depending on the college or university. We also included the four-year university costs, the average loan amount and the top three colleges for each major.Click through to see which colleges and majors will pay off after graduation.

Forget law, tech and medicine — these majors have the best ROI

College is a major investment that will likely leave you with student debt. As of 2016, the average annual cost of tuition, fees, room and board at a public college was $16,757, and $43,065 at private colleges, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. If you want to be able to pay off student loans after graduation, pick a major that will give you the best return on investment.

Sourcing data from PayScale’s Best Value Colleges by Major report, GOBankingRates compiled a list of 13 majors and ranked them by the highest return on investment — which varies depending on the college or university. We also included the four-year university costs, the average loan amount and the top three colleges for each major.

Click or swipe through to see which colleges and majors will pay off after graduation.

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