Sunday, January 17, 2010

Payscale Top Colleges by Mid-Career Salary MIT Beats Harvard (and so does WPI)

Complete list:

http://www.payscale.com/best-colleges/top-us-colleges-graduate-salary-statistics.asp

MIT beats Harvard. But so does Worcester Polytechnic Institute, which is a LOT easier to get into. Santa Clara University does well compared to Corell. Stevens Institute also does relatively well. Local favorite University of Washington is way, way down compared to Santa Clara or WPI.

And here is the ranked spreadsheet: http://tinyurl.com/collegemidpay
College - Starting - Mid Career

1 Dartmouth College Ivy League $58,200 $129,000
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Engineering $71,100 $126,000
3 Harvard University Ivy League $60,000 $126,000
4 Harvey Mudd College Engineering $71,000 $125,000
5 Stanford University Engineering $67,500 $124,000
6 Princeton University Ivy League $65,000 $124,000
7 Colgate University Liberal Arts $51,900 $122,000
8 University of Notre Dame Private $55,300 $121,000
9 Yale University Ivy League $56,000 $120,000
10 University of Pennsylvania Ivy League $60,400 $118,000
11 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Engineering $62,500 $116,000
12 Duke University Private $56,800 $116,000
13 Bucknell University Engineering $56,100 $116,000
14 Bucknell University Liberal Arts $56,100 $116,000
15 California Institute of Technology (CIT) Engineering $69,700 $115,000

Top 25 colleges ranked by starting salary
http://tinyurl.com/payscalestart
1 Loma Linda University Private $71,400 $88,500
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Engineering $71,100 $126,000
3 Harvey Mudd College Engineering $71,000 $125,000
4 California Institute of Technology (CIT) Engineering $69,700 $115,000
5 Stanford University Engineering $67,500 $124,000
6 Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Engineering $65,300 $113,000
7 Princeton University Ivy League $65,000 $124,000
8 Polytechnic Institute of New York University Engineering $62,700 $114,000
9 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Engineering $62,500 $116,000
10 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Engineering $61,100 $110,000
11 Cooper Union Engineering $61,100 $102,000
12 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT) Engineering $61,100 $98,800
13 University of Pennsylvania Ivy League $60,400 $118,000
14 Harvard University Ivy League $60,000 $126,000
15 Colorado School of Mines Engineering $60,000 $109,000
16 Colorado School of Mines State Schools $60,000 $109,000
17 Stevens Institute of Technology Engineering $59,400 $101,000
18 Georgia Institute of Technology Engineering $58,900 $105,000
19 Georgia Institute of Technology State Schools $58,900 $105,000
20 Claremont McKenna College Liberal Arts $58,300 $102,000
21 Dartmouth College Ivy League $58,200 $129,000
22 Santa Clara University Private $58,000 $111,000
23 Cornell University Engineering $58,000 $106,000
24 Cornell University Ivy League $58,000 $106,000
25 Rice University Private $57,900 $105,000

And some other colleges we looked at:
40 Villanova $56,700
45 Yale University Ivy League $56,000 $120,000
62 San Jose State University (SJSU) State Schools $53,400 $96,300
68 Brown University Ivy League $52,300 $107,000
80 University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) State Schools $51,600 $97,000
128 Boston University Private $48,800 $91,100
132 University of Washington (UW) State Schools $48,600 $85,000
145 University of Massachusetts (UMass) - Lowell State Schools $47,900 $90,000
433 Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) Engineering $41,600 $72,900
502 Seattle Pacific University (SPU) Private $40,000 $77,900
631 College of the Ozarks Liberal Arts $31,900 $54,900

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