The Best Colleges For Salary Potential

 

SALARY POTENTIAL – ALL ALUMNI (1-25)

RankSchool NameType(s)Early Career SalaryMid-Career Salary% High Meaning% STEM Degrees
1Harvey Mudd CollegeLiberal Arts, Engineering$76,300$137,80055%86%
2United States Naval Academy (USNA) at AnnapolisState School, Engineering, Sober School, For Sports Fans, Liberal Arts$81,700$134,00059%54%
3Stanford UniversityResearch Universities, For Sports Fans$65,800$133,70062%28%
4Washington and Lee UniversityLiberal Arts$53,700$133,50048%17%
5Cooper Union for The Advancement of Science and ArtEngineering$61,100$131,800N/A59%
6Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Engineering, Research Universities$72,300$131,70058%79%
7United States Military Academy (USMA) at West PointState School, Sober School, For Sports Fans, Liberal Arts$77,300$131,10057%39%
8SUNY – Maritime CollegeState School, Business$62,100$129,600N/A46%
9California Institute of Technology (Caltech)Engineering, Research Universities$82,200$126,20060%93%
10Yale UniversityIvy League, Research Universities, For Sports Fans$62,400$124,60065%21%
11Harvard UniversityIvy League, Research Universities, For Sports Fans$59,600$122,70066%28%
12Colgate UniversityLiberal Arts, For Sports Fans$54,000$122,00053%15%
13Babson CollegeBusiness$61,500$121,70046%N/A
14Tufts UniversityResearch Universities$53,800$119,70059%23%
15Rice UniversityResearch Universities, For Sports Fans$65,500$119,30053%42%
16University of California – BerkeleyState School, For Sports Fans, Research Universities$60,200$119,10052%31%
17Princeton UniversityIvy League, Research Universities, For Sports Fans$62,600$119,00057%32%
18Brown UniversityIvy League, Research Universities, For Sports Fans$57,500$117,40063%22%
18Clarkson University – Potsdam, NYEngineering, Research Universities$63,000$117,40063%72%
20Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)Engineering, Research Universities$64,000$117,00053%51%
21Virginia Military Institute (VMI)State School, For Sports Fans, Liberal Arts$60,400$116,00076%38%
22University of PennsylvaniaIvy League, Research Universities, For Sports Fans$59,900$115,90053%19%
22Manhattan CollegeFor Sports Fans, Religious$57,000$115,90052%24%
24Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT)Engineering$67,300$115,70057%97%
25Santa Clara UniversityFor Sports Fans, Religious$60,200$114,90046%15%

 

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