25 colleges that are worth the money

Students react as they prepare to receive their diplomas at commencement at Harvard University.

Students react as they prepare to receive their diplomas at commencement at Harvard University.

Where you go to college isn’t just an investment in the next four years, it’s an investment in the rest of your life.

And although price certainly isn’t the only factor to consider when deciding where to attend, it doesn’t hurt to go to a school that’s a good value.

Payscale’s annual College ROI Report determines the return on investment for schools across the U.S. by subtracting the cost of attendance from graduates’ 20-year pay.

For the report, Payscale draws its data from the approximately 1.3 million college-educated workers who successfully completed PayScale’s Employee Survey over the last 10 years. Read a complete breakdown of the methodology here.

For this list, CNBC included schools based on the cost of out-of-state tuition, where applicable.

Though we can’t guarantee that attending any particular school will result in the same ROI, here are 25 schools that give you a good shot.

Baker Hall stands on the campus of Dartmouth College, the smallest school in the Ivy League, in Hanover, New Hampshire.

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Baker Hall stands on the campus of Dartmouth College, the smallest school in the Ivy League, in Hanover, New Hampshire.

25. Dartmouth College

20 year net ROI: $650,000
Total cost for four years: $257,000
Average loan amount: $23,200

24. Capitol College

20 year net ROI: $653,000
Total cost for four years: $135,000
Average loan amount: $37,000

23. Missouri University of Science and Technology

20 year net ROI: $654,000
Total cost for four years: $147,000
Average loan amount: $27,500

22. University of Pennsylvania

20 year net ROI: $673,000
Total cost for four years: $252,000
Average loan amount: $25,400

21. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

20 year net ROI: $676,000
Total cost for four years: $252,000
Average loan amount: $42,800

Carnegie Mellon University

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Carnegie Mellon University

20. Carnegie Mellon University

20 year net ROI: $678,000
Total cost for four years: $251,000
Average loan amount: $31,500

19. Maine Maritime Academy

20 year net ROI: $680,000
Total cost for four years: $145,000
Average loan amount: $43,200

18. Harvard University

20 year net ROI: $700,000
Total cost for four years: $244,000
Average loan amount: $20,300

17. Massachusetts Maritime Academy

20 year net ROI: $712,000
Total cost for four years :$244,00
Average loan amount: $32,000

16. Babson College

20 year net ROI: $726,000
Total cost for four years: $246,000
Average loan amount: $30,000

Hatfield Hall and the Flame of the Millennium statue are shown at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind.

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Hatfield Hall and the Flame of the Millennium statue are shown at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind.

15. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

20 year net ROI: $738,000
Total cost for four years: $232,000
Average loan amount: $45,500

14. Kettering University

20 year net ROI: $743,000
Total cost for four years: $208,000
Average loan amount: $41,700

13. Georgia Institute of Technology

20 year net ROI: $746,000
Total cost for four years: $174,000
Average loan amount: $31,700

12. Worcester Polytechnic Institute

20 year net ROI: $752,000
Total cost for four years: $235,000
Average loan amount: $43,000

11. Stanford University

20 year net ROI: $761,000
Total cost for four years: $247,000
Average loan amount: $29,100

Students walking to classes at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

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Students walking to classes at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

10. Princeton University

20 year net ROI: $764,000
Total cost for four years: $231,000
Average loan amount: $14,100

9. California State University, Maritime

20 year net ROI: $781,000
Total cost for four years: $133,000
Average loan amount: $30,600

8. Stevens Institute of Technology

20 year net ROI: $800,000
Total cost for four years: $244,000
Average loan amount: $45,800

7. Colorado School of Mines

20 year net ROI: $818,000
Total cost for four years: $188,000
Average loan amount: $33,400

6. Webb Institute

20 year net ROI: $854,000
Total cost for four years: $209,000
Average loan amount: $25,200

The SUNY system administration building

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The SUNY system administration building

5. SUNY, Maritime College

20 year net ROI: $857,000
Total cost for four years: $130,000
Average loan amount: $32,000

4. California Institute of Technology

20 year net ROI: $864,000
Total cost for four years: $240,000
Average loan amount: $19,000

3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

20 year net ROI: $959,000
Total cost for four years: $240,000
Average loan amount: $32,200

2. Harvey Mudd College

20 year net ROI: $962,000
Total cost for four years: $260,000
Average loan amount: $24,400

1. United States Merchant Marine Academy

20 year net ROI: $1,056,000
Total cost for four years: $33,100
Average loan amount: $12,300

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Download videos, or fix your phone Here are three new Android apps worth trying

Hundreds on apps get added to the Google Play Store every day. Despite being an android user, you may not be aware of most of them. Besides the new ones, many apps keep getting automatically updated. You might have tried downloading and using an app earlier but uninstalled it since some features you wanted were not available in it. But the app developers and Android would have received feedback from other users of the app and after making the modifications the app would have been updated. Here are a few apps that are worth checking out.

Video Downloader HD

This is a fairly new app on the Play Store launched in February this year and has already witnessed nearly half a million downloads. As the name suggests it is an app meant to download videos from the internet. The app has been built with a browser which helps you search videos easily. The app has a search feature and once you input your requirement, all videos in that genre will be displayed and you can choose and download. This app does not include YouTube video downloads. Obviously, it is advisable to use a Wi-Fi internet connection to download and the app will work irrespective of whether you have a 2G, 3G or a 4G connection. Download and enjoy the videos you have always wanted to watch and share.

Jokes for Instagram

If you have friends who keep forwarding jokes to you and you have always wanted to join the fun and send some jokes from your end, here’s the easy way out. Just go to your Google Play Store on your mobile and download and install Jokes for Instagram. The jokes are only in English and they should sound funny and interesting. Though the name of the app seems to suggest that they are for Instagram only the reality is you can send these jokes through any channel, SMS, WhatsApp or Twitter or Facebook and so on. The app is absolutely free and has many categories and you can choose the one you like and use to enjoy the jokes yourself and to share them. This is also a brand new app.

System repair for Android 2017

If you feel something could be wrong with your Android OS or if the phone hangs once in a while, you may wish to find some remedy from within the Play Store. The System Repair for Android 2017 app was first released in last quarter of 2016 and more than 500,000 installs have already occurred and the app has received several updated versions, with the latest Version 3 just updated 10 days ago.

The app has the capability to take care of any issues with the functioning of the system and will act like an anti-virus programme and clean up the system and if there are anomalies found, the app will repair them and your phone’s functioning will be restored to its normal levels.

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Zoho Notebook Is a Note-Taking App Worth Checking Out

Zoho Notebook Is a Note-Taking App Worth Checking Out

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Zoho Notebook is a notes app
  • It’s available for Android and iOS
  • The app is well-designed and easy to use

Chennai-based Zoho is known for its office suite but the company has quietly been working on many other apps. One of these is Zoho Notebook, a free note-taking app for Android and iOS. If you’ve used apps such as Google Keep or even the default Notes app on iOS, you’ll find Zoho Notebook familiar. It’s a simple, no-frills notes app.

Zoho is a company in the middle of a design transition. On one hand you see exceedingly plain apps such as Zoho Vault, and on the other hand there is Notebook. The iOS app is really good-looking and has no clutter. The Android app doesn’t look as good, but it’s still a big step forward when you look at some of Zoho’s older apps.

Notebook’s design is simple enough for most people. It lets you create a bunch of notebooks to categorise your notes, and makes it easy to create and edit notes. We created various types of notes – text note, checklists, and audio notes to test the app. We found the app easy to use, and it helped to quickly get work done.

If you log in with your Zoho account, you can sync notes between devices as well. Syncing was fast and reliable for the most part. When we created new notes on an Android phone, they appeared on an iPhone almost immediately. However, when we edited a note’s title and background colour on Android, the changes didn’t reflect on the note’s icon on the iPhone. Opening the note shows these changes but we feel that they should appear on the outside as well. Within notebooks, the app lets you group notes easily via the pinch gesture. We couldn’t figure out how to ungroup some notes we grouped accidentally, so the interface can be worked on to be a little more intuitive still.

Zoho Notebook works very well as a journal app, for those who like to keep a diary. But if you just want an app for all your shopping lists, it serves the purpose just as well. As journalists, we save a lot of audio recordings. Zoho Notebook’s easy audio notes, coupled with hassle-free cloud syncing to other devices attracted us to the app. However the lack of a desktop or a Web app is a big miss. Zoho’s website says these are in the works, but for now, it’s a real drawback.

We also felt that the app could use better sorting tools. Currently you can view notes in a grid or as a list of cards you can scroll through. We couldn’t find a way to sort notes by date or type. While the app has a search function that works well, if you forget to label a note you’ll be stuck scrolling through your entire list to find what you need.

We like what we see in Zoho Notebook so far, but we feel it could do a lot more. The app looks good and works well, but for it to become our primary notes app, it needs at least a Web app, and better searching and sorting features. If, however, a mobile app is all you need, then it’s definitely worth checking out.

Zoho Notebook is available for free on Apple’s App Store and Google Play.

Tags: Android, App Store, Google Play, Zoho, Zoho Notebook, iOS
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Pokemon Go Effect: Nintendo Now Worth More Than Sony

Pokemon Go Effect: Nintendo Now Worth More Than Sony

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nintendo surged nearly 11 percent to a market cap of JPY 4.36 trillion
  • On Friday it set a record for the most shares ever traded daily in Japan
  • Pokemon craze has also boosted other stocks in Tokyo

Nintendo on Tuesday shot past Sony in market value after the videogame giant’s stock more than doubled since the release of the wildly popular Pokemon Go game.

The Pokemon franchise creator surged nearly 11 percent to end the morning at 30,780 yen ($290), up more than 100 percent from its July 6 close.

That put Nintendo’s market capitalisation at 4.36 trillion yen, topping Sony, one of Japan’s best-known companies by 300 billion yen.

(Also see:  Pokemon Go Review)

On Friday, Nintendo set a record for the most shares ever traded daily in Japan.

Since its launch two weeks ago, the game for mobile gadgets has been a surprise hit and sparked a worldwide frenzy among users who have taken to the streets with their smartphones.

The free app uses smartphone satellite location, graphics and camera capabilities to overlay cartoon monsters on real world settings, challenging players to capture and train the creatures for battles.

(Also see:  How to Download Pokemon Go APK, Install, and Play on Android)

Investors are betting its popularity is a good sign for Nintendo’s nascent push into mobile gaming, a major U-turn for a company that long insisted on a consoles-only policy.

The Pokemon craze has also boosted other stocks in Tokyo. McDonald’s Japan – which has been struggling to get past a series of food safety scandals – soared as much as 23 percent in the morning after it started on Friday giving away with Happy meals figurines based on the game’s characters such as Pikachu.

It ended the morning up 9.37 percent at 3,325 yen.

(Also see:  Pokemon Go to Launch in Roughly 200 Markets ‘Relatively Soon’)

“Investors are flocking to Pokemon-related stocks and McDonald’s Japan is one of those benefiting from the boom,” said Mitsushige Akino, executive officer at Ichiyoshi Asset Management.

“The boom came at a time when McDonald’s business has already started recovering and there’s expectation that the Pokemon toy offering will further increase customer traffic to their shops.”

The game was first launched in the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Since the weekend it has been released in more than two dozen more countries, but it has yet to be released in Japan.

(Also see:  This Indian Augmented Reality Game Could Be the Next Pokemon Go)

Nintendo declined to say when the app would be released in its home market, and Niantic – which developed the game for Nintendo – did not reply to requests for comment.

Forbes cited Niantic chief executive John Hanke as saying the reason for the delay is that Japan’s server capacity is not powerful enough to keep up with expected demand.

Tags: Android, Apple, Apps, Gaming, iOS, Niantic, Nintendo, Pokemon, Pokemon Go, Sony
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