Attending 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!
View the complete list of Top 20 Universities by Median Starting Salary below.
- The United States Naval Academy – $77,000
- The United States Military Academy (West Point) – $75,000
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – $70,000
- Harvey Mudd College – $70,000
- California Institute of Technology – $66,500
- Montana Tech of the University of Montana – $65,000
- United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) – $65,000
- Colorado School of Mines – $65,000
- Stevens Institute of Technology (SIT) – $64,600
- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT) – $64,000
- Loma Linda University – $64,000
- Thomas Jefferson University – $63,400
- South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSM&T) – $61,000
- Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) – $61,000
- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RIP) – $61,000
- Kettering University – $60,800
- Polytechnic Institute of New York University – $60,600
- Georgia Institute of Technology – $60,000
- Missouri University of Science and Technology – $60,000
- Princeton University – $60,000