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Colleges That Bring the Highest Paycheck 2011

Source: PayScale.com | College Rankings and other stats by US News and World Report 

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The Most Lucrative Educations

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

Source: PayScale.com | College Rankings and other stats by US News and World Report