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This article "Revenge of the nerds" was written by the Data Team from The Economist. It is a daily chart that explains which degrees give the best financial returns. It concerns all degrees from American Universities (Sample of 452 institutions; based on 2012-13 costs.)

More blue points at the top means higher return for engineering, computer science and maths degrees. Note that admission rate does not seem to have a big impact on ROI, as if high admission rate comes with lower tuition fees, and thus lower salary to achieve same ROI as low-admission-rate (presumably more expensive) schools. 

Sources for the data:: PayScale; National Centre for Education Statistics.

To read the original article, click here. The chart in the original article is interactive. For more articles about data science salaries, click here

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