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The 7 business schools where graduates earn over $150,000

If you're going to shell out tens of thousands of dollars, and in some cases, over $100,000, for business school, you're going to want a sizable salary postgraduation.

In a recent report, online lender SoFi highlights the 20 MBA programs that result in the highest average salary for graduates who are three years out of school. We've rounded up seven of these programs that lead to annual earnings of more than $150,000.

It's worth noting that many of the business schools that garner the highest salaries also come with hefty price tags, and they're not necessarily the best value. For that reason, we've included the average student debt three years after graduating and the salary-to-debt ratio.

To put these numbers into perspective, the average salary for all business school graduates is $86,919. The average student debt load is $70,164 and the average salary-to-debt ratio is 1.2.

7. Dartmouth College (Tuck)

Average salary three years after graduating: $150,433

Average student debt three years after graduating: $102,363

Salary-to-debt ratio: 1.5

The Tuck school of business at Dartmouth College
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The Tuck school of business at Dartmouth College

6. University of California Berkeley (Haas)

Average salary three years after graduating: $151,201

Average student debt three years after graduating: $98,647

Salary-to-debt ratio: 1.5

University of California at Berkeley
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University of California at Berkeley

5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)

Average salary three years after graduating: $151,424

Average student debt three years after graduating: $101,363

Salary-to-debt ratio: 1.5

Students walk on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Students walk on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

4. University of Chicago (Booth)

Average salary three years after graduating: $154,434

Average student debt three years after graduating: $116,409

Salary-to-debt ratio: 1.3

University of Chicago campus
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University of Chicago campus

3. Stanford University

Average salary three years after graduating: $160,916

Average student debt three years after graduating: $86,942

Salary-to-debt ratio: 1.9

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Wide angle view of Hoover Tower on Stanford University campus

2. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

Average salary three years after graduating: $171,671

Average student debt three years after graduating: $127,740

Salary-to-debt ratio: 1.3

The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
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The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

1. Columbia University

Average salary three years after graduating: $173,888

Average student debt three years after graduating: $127,632

Salary-to-debt ratio: 1.4

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The campus of Columbia University in New York City