18 public colleges where students go on to earn the higest salary

Here are the public colleges where students with a bachelor's degree go on to earn the most money 10-plus years into their career

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18 public colleges where students go on to earn the higest salary

18. Students graduate from UC Berkeley.

For students looking to save money on college tuition, public schools can be a great option.

As the following list indicates, students who attend public universities can go on to make quite a lot of money, too.

PayScale, the creator of the world’s largest compensation database, recently looked at the starting and mid-career pay for over a million college grads – including professionals who graduated with a bachelor’s from 963 colleges and universities.

For its College Salary Report, which was compiled using data from employees who successfully completed PayScale’s employee survey,PayScale sorted the results by college major, degree, college, and type of school.

Here are the public colleges where students with a bachelor’s degree go on to earn the most money 10-plus years into their career:

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17. (tie) Texas A&M University

Early career median pay: $54,400

Mid-career median pay: $99,700

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 52%

Undergraduate enrollment: 7,550

The 18 public colleges where students go on to earn the most money

17. (tie) New Jersey Institute of Technology

Early career median pay: $57,100

Mid-career median pay: $99,700

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 53%

Undergraduate enrollment: 47,093

16. Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Early career median pay: $58,900

Mid-career median pay: $100,000

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 50%

Undergraduate enrollment: 1,401

The 18 public colleges where students go on to earn the most money
15. (tie) University of California, Santa Barbara

Early career median pay: $50,400

Mid-career median pay: $101,000

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 52%

Undergraduate enrollment: 20,238
14. (tie) South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

The 18 public colleges where students go on to earn the most money

Early career median pay: $63,000

Mid-career median pay: $101,000

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 64%

Undergraduate enrollment: 2,471

13. (tie) Missouri University of Science and Technology

Early career median pay: $63,400

Mid-career median pay: $101,000

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 53%

Undergraduate enrollment: 6,520

12. (tie) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The 18 public colleges where students go on to earn the most money

Early career median pay: $58,100

Mid-career median pay: $102,000

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 48%

Undergraduate enrollment: 32,959
11. (tie) Michigan Technological University

Early career median pay: $63,000

Mid-career median pay: $102,000

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 48%

Undergraduate enrollment: 5,658

10. (tie) California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

The 18 public colleges where students go on to earn the most money

Early career median pay: $59,300

Mid-career median pay: $102,000

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 52%

Undergraduate enrollment: 19,246

9. (tie) Virginia Military Institute

Early career median pay: $54,100

Mid-career median pay: $108,000

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 46%

Undergraduate enrollment: 1,700
8. (tie) University of California, San Diego

Early career median pay: $54,400

Mid-career median pay: $108,000

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 61%

Undergraduate enrollment: 24,810
7. (tie) University of California, Berkeley

The 18 public colleges where students go on to earn the most money

Early career median pay: $60,500

Mid-career median pay: $112,000

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 55%

Undergraduate enrollment: 27,126
6. (tie) Georgia Institute of Technology

Early career median pay: $65,300

Mid-career median pay: $112,000

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 48%

Undergraduate enrollment: 14,682
5. Colorado School of Mines

Early career median pay: $65,200

Mid-career median pay: $114,000

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 55%

Undergraduate enrollment: 4,456
4. United States Air Force Academy

The 18 public colleges where students go on to earn the most money

Early career median pay: $68,800

Mid-career median pay: $124,000

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 63%

Undergraduate enrollment: 3,952
3. United States Naval Academy at Annapolis

Early career median pay: $72,900

Mid-career median pay: $125,000

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 65%

Undergraduate enrollment: 4,511
2. United States Military Academy at West Point

Early career median pay: $76,000

Mid-career median pay: $126,000

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 72%

Undergraduate enrollment: 4,414

The 18 public colleges where students go on to earn the most money

1. SUNY — Maritime College

Early career median pay: $69,700

Mid-career median pay: $144,000

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 47%

Undergraduate enrollment: 1,641

 

 

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