Who’s Producing the Highest Paid College Grads
Ostensibly, we go to college to expand our minds and generally become better and wiser human beings. However, we cannot ignore ROI – Return On Investment… When pursuing higher education, we need to factor in what we can walk away with at the end of the 4-year tenure, and it should be a ticket to earn a decent wage. By choosing the right college, and perhaps making a greater investment in your education, you could easily graduate into an income bracket that far excels a mere living wage.
It should come as no surprise that Ivy League and technical schools produce some of the highest paid graduates. PayScale.com has created a concise list that allows you to compare both starting salaries and mid-career salaries for graduates. The top five from their 2012-2013 PayScale College Salary Report are:
Starting Salary — Mid-Career Salary
- Princeton – $58,300 – $137,000
- Harvey Mudd – $66,800 – $135,000
- California Institute of Technology – $67,400 – $167,000
- United States Naval Academy at Annapolis – $72,200 – $122,000
- United States Military Academy at West Point – $76,000 – $120,000
The list covers the salaries of roughly 50% of graduates from 1,058 schools.
Don’t stop at the first five as this report definitely makes for an interesting, and thought-provoking read!