Georgetown ROI study ranks The Refrigeration School, Inc. among top schools

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Feb. XX, 2020) – According to a recent report from Georgetown University Center on Education and Workforce, StrataTech Education Group’s The Refrigeration School, Inc. (RSI) in Phoenix is among the nation’s top schools for highest returns on investment. The report, “A First Try at ROI: Ranking 4,500 Colleges,” puts the school in the top 31% for short-term ROI and 21% for long-term.

The report ranks the net present value of a credential from 4,500 colleges, ranging public and private four-year colleges to community colleges and for-profit colleges. ROI metrics include costs, future earnings and the time it would take to invest and earn a certain amount of money over 10, 15, 20, 30 and 40 years.

“Georgetown’s study reinforces that our RSI students are investing in quality programs that will yield a great return on their investment,” said Mary Kelly, president and CEO of StrataTech Education Group. “Further, we can proudly say that over 90 percent of our students also find employment following graduation.”

The Refrigeration School, Inc. offers a variety of programs that prepare students for welding, HVAC/R, electrical and refrigeration technologies careers. Students are trained to have the knowledge, technical skills and desired levels of professionalism necessary to immediately enter their chosen field upon graduation. Programs include:

  • Associate of Occupational Studies in Mechanical Maintenance Engineering (15-month program)
  • Electro-Mechanical Technologies (9-month program)
  • Refrigeration Technologies (10-month program)
  • Electrical Technologies (3-month program)
  • Electrical Applications (7-month program)
  • Welding Specialist (7-month program)

RSI offers flexible scheduling, financial aid assistance, career services and student housing assistance. The school is also a military-friendly school that offers GI Bill and MyCAA programs based on eligibility.

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About The Refrigeration School, Inc.

The Refrigeration School, Inc. (RSI) was founded in Phoenix in 1965 and has been training students for sustainable HVAC careers for more than 50 years. Offering hands-on education with a strong emphasis on the highly sought-after electrical skills, diagnostic and mechanical technology proficiency employers seek, RSI’s programs include Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating Technologies, Electro-Mechanical Technologies (HVAC-R), Mechanical Maintenance Engineering, and an online solar certification training. RSI is an ACCSC accredited school and licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Post-Secondary Education. For more information, including graduation rates and the median debt of students who complete RSI programs, visit or follow along on Facebook and Twitter.

About StrataTech Education Group

StrataTech Education Group focuses on the education, growth and development of specialized career education schools, particularly skilled-trade programs designed to address the nation’s growing infrastructure needs. Holding an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau, StrataTech Education Group’s portfolio includes The Refrigeration School, Inc. (RSI), Tulsa Welding School (TWS), Tulsa Welding School Jacksonville, and Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center (TWSTC). For more information, visit

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