Colleges With The Highest-Paid Grads

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Graduates from these colleges earn the highest salaries in the country, according to data from PayScale.com.

1. Princeton University
  • Mid-career salary: $137,000.
  • Starting salary: $58,300.
  • percentage of grads who think their job is meaningful: 49%.

2. Harvey Mudd College
  • Mid-career salary: $135,000.
  • Starting salary: $66,800.
  • percentage of grads who think their job is meaningful: 59%.

3. California Institute of Technology
  • Mid-career salary: $127,000.
  • Starting salary: $67,400.
  • percentage of grads who think their job is meaningful: 58%.

4. U.S. Naval Academy At Annapolis
  • Mid-career salary: $122,000.
  • Starting salary: $72,200.
  • percentage of grads who think their job is meaningful: N/A.

5. U.S. Military Academy at West Point
  • Mid-career salary: $120,000.
  • Starting salary: $76,000.
  • percentage of grads who think their job is meaningful: N/A.

-- See the rest of the highest-paid grads at CNNMoney.


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Krysta Gordon

My son will be going to Harvey Mudd!

October 10 2012 at 3:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kali

Go blue!

October 02 2012 at 1:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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If you would just like to list your bulls---, then maybe we can all find fault in you crap as well. \"Get a life ass-----\"

October 02 2012 at 12:22 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
slicric13

And how much does it cost to get a degree at the non-military schools?

October 02 2012 at 11:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
minkalley4

There is no way that a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army or Marines or an Ensign in the Navy makes anywhere close to that much. In fact, they make less than $35,000 per year starting out. Everyone who graduates from West Point or Annapolis must either commission, enlist, or pay back their debt to the institution (most people don't do the latter). This data is absolute balogna.

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Ed.

MANY YEARS AGO WHAEN I GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY WITH A BACHELORS DEGREE IN ENGLISH IT WAS VERY EASY TO LAND A JOB. TODAY, WITH THE HIGH RISING COSTS OF AN EDUCATION, AND THE JOB MARKET AT A STANDSTILL., I FIND IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE FOR ANY STUDENT TO LOCATE A POSITION THAT THEY ARE QUALIFIED TO OBTAIN. YEARS AGO i PAID $15.00 A CREDIT AND STILL WORKED FULL TIME TO EARN A DEGREE. TODAY STUDENTS ARE SHELLING OUT ABOUT $ 100-150 A CREDIT AND STILL CANNOT LOCATE A BILLITATION THAT THEY ARE SUITED FOR BECAUSE THE JOB MARKET IS PRACTICA;LLY CLOSED.....WHAT A SHAME!!!

October 02 2012 at 10:51 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Ed.

MANY YEARS AGO WHAEN I GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY WITH A BACHELORS DEGREE IN ENGLISH IT WAS VERY EASY TO LAND A JOB. TODAY, WITH THE HIGH RISING COSTS OF AN EDUCATION, AND THE JOB MARKET AT A STANDSTILL., I FIND IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE FOR ANY STUDENT TO LOCATE A POSITION THAT THEY ARE QUALIFIED TO OBTAIN. YEARS AGO i PAID $15.00 A CREDIT AND STILL WORKED FULL TIME TO EARN A DEGREE. TODAY STUDENTS ARE SHELLING OUT ABOUT $ 100-150 A CREDIT AND STILL CANNOT LOCATE A BILLITATION THAT THEY ARE SUITED FOR BECAUSE THE JOB MARKET IS PRACTICA;LLY CLOSED.....WHAT A SHAME!!!

October 02 2012 at 10:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ed.

MANY YEARS AGO WHAEN I GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY WITH A BACHELORS DEGREE IN ENGLISH IT WAS VERY EASY TO LAND A JOB. TODAY, WITH THE HIGH RISING COSTS OF AN EDUCATION, AND THE JOB MARKET AT A STANDSTILL., I FIND IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE FOR ANY STUDENT TO LOCATE A POSITION THAT THEY ARE QUALIFIED TO OBTAIN. YEARS AGO i PAID $15.00 A CREDIT AND STILL WORKED FULL TIME TO EARN A DEGREE. TODAY STUDENTS ARE SHELLING OUT ABOUT $ 100-150 A CREDIT AND STILL CANNOT LOCATE A BILLITATION THAT THEY ARE SUITED FOR BECAUSE THE JOB MARKET IS PRACTICA;LLY CLOSED.....WHAT A SHAME!!!

October 02 2012 at 10:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ed.

MANY YEARS AGO WHAEN I GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY WITH A BACHELORS DEGREE IN ENGLISH IT WAS VERY EASY TO LAND A JOB. TODAY, WITH THE HIGH RISING COSTS OF AN EDUCATION, AND THE JOB MARKET AT A STANDSTILL., I FIND IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE FOR ANY STUDENT TO LOCATE A POSITION THAT THEY ARE QUALIFIED TO OBTAIN. YEARS AGO i PAID $15.00 A CREDIT AND STILL WORKED FULL TIME TO EARN A DEGREE. TODAY STUDENTS ARE SHELLING OUT ABOUT $ 100-150 A CREDIT AND STILL CANNOT LOCATE A BILLITATION THAT THEY ARE SUITED FOR BECAUSE THE JOB MARKET IS PRACTICA;LLY CLOSED.....WHAT A SHAME!!!

October 02 2012 at 10:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
createstd

Why is USA in Deep trouble because graduate get highest pay from selected University for doing nothing

October 02 2012 at 10:16 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Ed.

YOU'RE JUST JELIOUS!!!

October 02 2012 at 10:57 AM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
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Ed.

YOU'RE JUST JELIOUS!!!

October 02 2012 at 11:01 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

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