College Salary Report -
Best Colleges & Degrees
Choosing a college and a major are two of the hardest decisions you'll ever make. And, there are numerous experts out there claiming to know which are the "best colleges." Well, PayScale is getting down to the nitty gritty.
In our list of best colleges, we don't take into account support from alumni, educational prowess, or number of fraternities. We have one basic metric to rank US colleges and degrees -- salary. That's right. How much are you going to make once you're out of college and the loan collectors are knocking at your door? See which colleges and degrees made the top of our list.
Plus, we'll show you the most common jobs that graduates from specific colleges or with certain degrees end up taking.
Each of these colleges made the Princeton Review's "Top 20 Party Schools" list for 2008. OK, so these universities have a reputation for party-prone students, but how do they stack up in terms of salary potential? Can you party your way through school and still pay the bills?
If you're headed for a state university for your undergrad degree, check out our list of top state universities by salary potential first. Median salary numbers are reported by actual graduates from each school.
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