The Best Colleges For Salary Potential

 

SALARY POTENTIAL – BACHELOR’S DEGREE ONLY (1-25)

RankSchool NameType(s)Early Career SalaryMid-Career Salary% High Meaning% STEM Degrees
1Harvey Mudd CollegeLiberal Arts, Engineering$75,600$133,80055%86%
2United States Naval Academy (USNA) at AnnapolisState School, Engineering, Sober School, For Sports Fans, Liberal Arts$80,700$130,00059%54%
3Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Engineering, Research Universities$70,300$128,80058%79%
4Colgate UniversityLiberal Arts, For Sports Fans$54,000$126,60053%15%
5Stanford UniversityResearch Universities, For Sports Fans$62,900$126,40062%28%
6California Institute of Technology (Caltech)Engineering, Research Universities$74,800$126,20060%93%
7Washington and Lee UniversityLiberal Arts$50,700$124,30048%17%
8United States Military Academy (USMA) at West PointState School, Sober School, For Sports Fans, Liberal Arts$75,100$123,90057%39%
9Tufts UniversityResearch Universities$51,900$123,60059%23%
10SUNY – Maritime CollegeState School, Business$62,100$121,700N/A46%
11Rice UniversityResearch Universities, For Sports Fans$60,000$119,90053%42%
12Stevens Institute of TechnologyEngineering, Research Universities$65,300$118,70051%84%
13United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) *State School, Engineering, For Sports Fans, Liberal Arts$66,700$118,40062%48%
14Harvard UniversityIvy League, Research Universities, For Sports Fans$57,700$118,20066%28%
15Carleton CollegeLiberal Arts$43,700$117,70048%34%
16Babson CollegeBusiness$61,300$117,40046%N/A
17Cooper Union for The Advancement of Science and ArtEngineering$61,100$117,000N/A59%
18Yale UniversityIvy League, Research Universities, For Sports Fans$58,500$115,10065%21%
19Virginia Military Institute (VMI) *State School, For Sports Fans, Liberal Arts$59,200$115,00076%38%
19Haverford CollegeLiberal Arts$38,600$115,000N/A27%
21Brown UniversityIvy League, Research Universities, For Sports Fans$55,100$114,50063%22%
22University of California – BerkeleyState School, For Sports Fans, Research Universities$59,500$114,20052%31%
23Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT)Engineering$66,600$114,10057%97%
24Princeton UniversityIvy League, Research Universities, For Sports Fans$60,000$113,90057%32%
25University of PennsylvaniaIvy League, Research Universities, For Sports Fans$59,300$112,20053%19%

 

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