The Best Colleges For Salary Potential

 

SALARY POTENTIAL – BACHELOR’S DEGREE ONLY (26-50)

RankSchool NameType(s)Early Career SalaryMid-Career Salary% High Meaning% STEM Degrees
26Georgia Institute of TechnologyState School, Engineering, For Sports Fans, Research Universities$61,700$111,70049%71%
26Santa Clara UniversityFor Sports Fans, Religious$56,600$111,70046%15%
26Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)Engineering, Research Universities$62,300$111,70053%51%
29Cornell University – Ithaca, NYIvy League, Research Universities, For Sports Fans$58,200$111,10052%33%
30Manhattan CollegeFor Sports Fans, Religious$57,500$110,80052%24%
31Williams CollegeLiberal Arts$50,200$110,70042%26%
31Clarkson University – Potsdam, NYEngineering, Research Universities$59,900$110,70063%72%
33Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)Engineering, Research Universities$62,700$110,50053%87%
34NYU Polytechnic School of EngineeringEngineering, Research Universities$65,400$110,40064%97%
35Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)Engineering, Research Universities$62,300$110,10052%74%
36Swarthmore College **Liberal Arts$51,000$109,000N/A25%
37University of Notre DameResearch Universities, For Sports Fans, Religious$55,200$108,40048%22%
38Georgetown University – Washington D.C.Research Universities, For Sports Fans, Religious$51,000$108,20048%7%
39Duke UniversityResearch Universities, For Sports Fans, Religious$59,500$108,00062%34%
40Massachusetts Maritime AcademyState School$55,200$107,40041%36%
41Colorado School of MinesState School, Engineering, Research Universities$67,900$107,30063%97%
42Washington University in St. LouisResearch Universities$55,000$107,10054%25%
43Lehigh UniversityParty School, Research Universities, For Sports Fans$60,400$106,30046%37%
44Dartmouth CollegeIvy League, Research Universities, For Sports Fans$55,500$104,70047%20%
45Vanderbilt UniversityResearch Universities, For Sports Fans$56,300$103,40061%25%
46New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)State School, Engineering, For Sports Fans, Research Universities$53,400$103,20055%73%
47Kenyon CollegeLiberal Arts$46,400$102,900N/A15%
48Lafayette CollegeLiberal Arts, For Sports Fans, Religious$57,000$102,60047%33%
49University of California – San Diego (UCSD)State School, Research Universities$50,600$102,10052%38%
50University of ChicagoResearch Universities$48,800$102,00056%22%

 

Source: PayScale

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