The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has been named by PayScale Inc. as the best return on investment among all Alabama schools for both in-state and out-of-state students. It was also ranked in the top 100 nationwide. According to PayScale Inc., which provides compensation analysis and outcome data for a variety of market sectors, UAH alumni earn a typical early career salary of $52,000, with jobs in engineering and nursing pulling in even higher averages. Graduates also report a 20-year net return on investment of $564,700 without financial aid and $600,600 with financial aid. This is not the first time UAH has been recognized as a solid investment; the university topped PayScale's 2014 list as well as those of two others – Online College Database and Affordable Colleges Online – in 2013.