medium_33430515Attending college and university can be quite the hefty investment. Many people take out thousands of dollars in loans to finance their educational career in hopes of earning a comfortable starting salary upon graduating.

However not all universities are as renowned for their return on your investment.

FindTheBest took the liberty of putting together this infographic with data by Payscale that analyzes the top 20 universities by median starting salary. While some of the schools on the list would be expected, others come as a surprise.

From Princeton to the Georgia Institute of Technology, there is a broad range of universities with different specializations and backgrounds serving as the top industries in their field. Stuck on that decision of where you want to go? Let this infographic help you out!

Top 20 Universities by Median Starting Salary | FindTheBest

View the complete list of Top 20 Universities by Median Starting Salary below.

  1. The United States Naval Academy – $77,000
  2. The United States Military Academy (West Point) – $75,000
  3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – $70,000
  4. Harvey Mudd College – $70,000
  5. California Institute of Technology – $66,500
  6. Montana Tech of the University of Montana – $65,000
  7. United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) – $65,000
  8. Colorado School of Mines – $65,000
  9. Stevens Institute of Technology (SIT) – $64,600
  10. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT) – $64,000
  11. Loma Linda University – $64,000
  12. Thomas Jefferson University – $63,400
  13. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSM&T) – $61,000
  14. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) – $61,000
  15. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RIP) – $61,000
  16. Kettering University – $60,800
  17. Polytechnic Institute of New York University – $60,600
  18. Georgia Institute of Technology – $60,000
  19. Missouri University of Science and Technology – $60,000
  20. Princeton University – $60,000

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