Location, prestige, academic reputation, and tuition are major factors for students in the college-selection process, but post-graduate salary is something rarely taken into consideration.
Although salaries depend heavily on a graduate’s field of work, companies are willing to pay a premium for students hailing from the nation’s top universities. But which undergraduate institutions offer the most valuable degrees?
Recently, PayScale.com released a report on the highest salary potential among the nation’s top colleges, and from this data, colleges and universities can be ranked by the mid-career median salaries of its graduates. For schools with the same mid-career median salaries, starting median salary determines their relative rank.
So, which schools have highest-paid graduates? Click ahead to find out!
By Paul Toscano
Updated 25 July 2011