A new study by Smart Money (Smart Money's top 50 academic deals) indicates Georgia Tech offers the best academic deal in the country.
Our sister station, WXIA reports Tech's class of 2009 spent $87,810 in tuition over four years and now earn a median salary of $59,000.
Older Tech grads in their 30's have a median salary of $102,000, and their tuition was much lower.
The HOPE Scholarship plays a big role in keeping Tech's tuition costs down and its list of majors falls right in line with today's hottest jobs, mostly in technology.
"You're talking big money when you talk about a college education, and you want to know it's going to matter," said Rick Clark, Georgia Tech's Director of Undergraduate Admissions.
The University of Georgia also did well in the Smart Money ranking, coming in number four behind Tech, the University of Florida and the University of Texas.