Best Northeastern Colleges in the US By Salary Potential

Best Northeastern Colleges
From the Ivy Leagues to small liberal arts colleges and technical powerhouses, the northeast boasts a long list of respected institutions. While you're almost guaranteed a great education at any of them, which one will grant you the highest salary along with your diploma? See PayScale's line-up of northeast colleges by salary potential.

Methodology
Annual pay for Bachelors graduates without higher degrees. Typical starting graduates have 2 years of experience; mid-career have 15 years. See full methodology for more.

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Best Northeastern Colleges in the US By Salary Potential - Full List
Northeastern Colleges Starting Median Salary Mid-Career Median Salary
Dartmouth College $58,200 $129,000
Harvard University $60,000 $126,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) $71,100 $126,000
Princeton University $65,000 $124,000
Colgate University $51,900 $122,000
Yale University $56,000 $120,000
University of Pennsylvania $60,400 $118,000
Bucknell University $56,100 $116,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) $62,500 $116,000
Lehigh University $57,400 $114,000
Polytechnic Institute of New York University $62,700 $114,000
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) $65,300 $113,000
Swarthmore College $55,900 $110,000
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) $61,100 $110,000
Amherst College $54,900 $109,000
Haverford College $46,200 $109,000
Manhattan College $56,100 $109,000
Brown University $52,300 $107,000
Bowdoin College $52,700 $106,000
Cornell University $58,000 $106,000
Lafayette College $53,700 $106,000
Dickinson College $44,000 $105,000
Tufts University $48,200 $105,000
College of the Holy Cross $46,600 $104,000
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) $55,100 $104,000
Williams College $49,400 $103,000
Cooper Union $61,100 $102,000
Fairfield University $50,400 $102,000
Bates College $46,400 $101,000
Boston College $51,500 $101,000
Fordham University $46,100 $101,000
Stevens Institute of Technology $59,400 $101,000
Columbia University $57,300 $100,000
Middlebury College $45,000 $99,200
Villanova University $56,700 $99,000
Clarkson University $55,400 $98,500
Drexel University $54,100 $98,000
Iona College $47,200 $97,500
Union College (NY) $47,000 $97,100
Connecticut College $42,500 $96,800
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Connecticut) $46,300 $95,700
St. John's University, New York $50,000 $95,400
New York University (NYU) $49,600 $94,900
La Salle University (Philadelphia) $46,800 $92,900
Rutgers University $50,000 $92,900
Pratt Institute $48,300 $92,700
Wentworth Institute of Technology $55,000 $92,400
Pace University $52,200 $92,300
Franklin and Marshall College $49,300 $91,900
Boston University $48,800 $91,100
Stony Brook University $50,900 $90,100
University of Massachusetts (UMass) - Lowell $47,900 $90,000
Trinity College $49,100 $89,900
Mount Holyoke College $42,100 $89,600
Long Island University $43,300 $89,100
University of Connecticut (UConn) $49,600 $89,000
University of New Haven $44,200 $89,000
State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany $45,100 $88,900
Seton Hall University $48,100 $88,700
Ithaca College $42,100 $88,300
Wellesley College $43,100 $88,300
Hofstra University $49,000 $88,200
Gettysburg College $42,400 $87,800
Binghamton University $51,700 $87,700
Northeastern University $51,300 $87,700
Rider University $43,700 $87,700
Adelphi University $49,200 $87,400
Siena College $44,200 $87,400
Vassar College $45,000 $87,200
University of Hartford $43,000 $87,000
University of Rhode Island (URI) $44,200 $86,500
Monmouth University $43,400 $86,200
Syracuse University $46,200 $86,200
University of Vermont (UVM) $43,600 $85,400
Duquesne University $42,500 $85,300
Merrimack College $49,100 $85,300
Baruch College $49,700 $85,100
City University of New York (CUNY) $48,900 $85,100
Stonehill College $44,400 $85,100
Widener University $53,600 $85,100
Pennsylvania State University (PSU) $49,700 $84,600
University of Bridgeport (UB) $44,100 $83,400
Allegheny College $38,800 $83,000
Quinnipiac University $44,300 $82,900
Providence College $48,800 $82,800
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) $51,000 $82,500
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) $46,800 $82,400
Fashion Institute of Technology $45,200 $81,700
Temple University $42,200 $81,400
University of Massachusetts (UMass) - Amherst $46,400 $81,300
Ursinus College $39,700 $81,300
University at Buffalo (UB) $45,100 $81,000
Colby College $44,500 $80,600
State University of New York (SUNY) at Farmingdale $46,100 $80,500
University of Pittsburgh $45,400 $79,900
Grove City College $47,300 $79,800
Central Connecticut State University $42,300 $79,600
State University of New York (SUNY) at Oneonta $36,800 $79,500
Alfred University $44,400 $79,400
Western Connecticut State University $43,700 $79,400
Penn State - Harrisburg $45,200 $78,700
University of Massachusetts (UMass) - Dartmouth $44,400 $78,500
Kean College $42,400 $78,400
Assumption College $45,100 $78,100
Fairleigh Dickinson University $47,100 $77,700
Smith College $44,700 $77,700
Montclair State University $44,600 $77,600
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) $44,900 $77,000
State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo $41,100 $76,600
Skidmore College $41,900 $76,500
Elizabethtown College $43,800 $76,300
Richard Stockton College $41,700 $76,200
West Chester University $42,400 $76,200
State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego $40,900 $75,900
University Of Maine, Orono $41,200 $75,900
Dowling College $41,000 $75,400
Brooklyn College $42,300 $75,000
Hamilton College $49,600 $75,000
Philadelphia University $44,500 $75,000
University of Massachusetts (UMass) - Boston $46,200 $75,000
Salve Regina University $47,200 $74,500
Gannon University $42,100 $74,300
Roger Williams University $41,400 $74,300
Marist College $45,200 $74,200
Queens College $45,600 $74,200
Juniata College $46,600 $74,100
State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburgh $37,400 $73,900
University of New Hampshire (UNH) $45,100 $73,900
The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) $44,300 $73,600
DeSales University $40,300 $73,500
College of Staten Island $48,500 $73,200
Moravian College $41,700 $73,100
William Paterson University $42,400 $72,600
State University of New York (SUNY) at Potsdam $37,600 $72,200
Thomas Aquinas College $37,900 $71,000
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) $39,100 $70,900
Keene State College $38,700 $70,700
Lesley College $46,400 $70,500
Susquehanna University $46,600 $69,900
Point Park College $37,300 $69,600
Ramapo College of New Jersey $42,900 $69,600
Mercy College $43,600 $69,500
Bloomfield College $41,200 $68,900
Salem State College $41,600 $68,700
St. Joseph's College $45,200 $68,600
Lycoming College $36,600 $68,300
Sacred Heart University $47,700 $68,200
York College $42,500 $67,900
Emerson College $38,400 $67,300
Fitchburg State College $43,600 $67,000
Alvernia College $39,500 $66,800
Franklin Pierce College $42,100 $66,500
East Stroudsburg University (ESU) $37,800 $66,100
Rowan University $42,100 $66,000
Mercyhurst College $39,300 $65,400
Niagara University $37,500 $65,400
Clarion University of Pennsylvania $37,000 $63,500
Bridgewater State College $40,400 $63,300
California University of Pennsylvania (Cal U) $37,100 $63,300
Culinary Institute of America (CIA) $40,400 $62,800
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania $38,300 $62,400
Empire State College $40,100 $62,300
Pennsylvania College Of Technology $44,600 $61,900
Rhode Island College $39,700 $61,800
Johnson & Wales University (JWU) $38,200 $60,900
Slippery Rock University $38,000 $59,200
State University of New York (SUNY) at Fredonia $37,500 $57,900
University of Southern Maine (USM) $43,600 $57,300
Husson College $42,000 $54,800
Methodology
This chart is based upon PayScale Salary Survey data for Bachelors graduates without higher degrees who are full-time employees in the United States. These results may not represent all attendees of these colleges. Salary is the sum of compensation from base salary, bonuses, profit sharing, commissions, and overtime, if applicable, but does not include equity (stock) compensation. See full methodology for more.