20-year Net ROI: $962,000
Harvey Mudd College is a top liberal arts college that excels in science, engineering, and mathematics. As the school's mission states, "Harvey Mudd College seeks to educate engineers, scientists, and mathematics well versed in â€¦the humanities and the social sciences. . . ." Such a mission is important to the school's tradition of "science with a conscience." Harvey Mudd has been included in a number of national rankings, including those by Money (79th best college in the country), Forbes (59th best college in the country), and U.S. News & World Report (21st best liberal arts college).