PROVO — Only 76 schools in the country offer a degree worth more than one from BYU, according to a report compiled by Bloomberg Businessweek.

The University of Utah ranks 281st.

A BYU graduate can expect an almost $800,000 return on his or her college investment over 30 years, the report said. The return for a graduate of the U. is estimated at $434,000.

A degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the most valuable, with a return of $1.7 million. According to the report, a typical college graduate grosses $1.95 million over 30 years (or $65,000 a year), which is $670,000 more than a high school graduate.

Utah State University ranks 333rd in the list of 554 schools, and Weber State University is 449th. To see the list, visit

— Paul Koepp