Another public research university with membership in the Association of American Universities and a "very high" research classification from the Carnegie Foundation is the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. The school boasts one of the highest in and out of state return on investment in the midwestern region. Indeed, the 30 year net ROI for out of state students is still higher than any other midwestern school on this list.
U.S. News Ranking: #11
In State 30 Year Net ROI: $1.03 Million
Out of State 30 Year Net ROI: $968,400