Best Northeastern Colleges in the US By Salary Potential

Best Northeastern Colleges
Renowned for academic excellence and bookish students, the Ivy Leagues, small liberal arts colleges and technical schools of the northeast can certainly deliver a top-notch education. But, what about delivering opportunities to earn a solid paycheck after graduation? See PayScale's lineup 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 Pay Mid-Career Median Pay
Princeton University $58,900 $123,000
Dartmouth College $54,100 $123,000
Harvard University $57,300 $121,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) $68,300 $119,000
Colgate University $48,700 $119,000
Bucknell University $55,800 $115,000
University of The Sciences in Philadelphia (USP) $49,700 $113,000
Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) $62,100 $111,000
University of Pennsylvania $59,600 $111,000
Lehigh University $56,400 $111,000
Yale University $52,600 $110,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) $60,600 $109,000
Brown University $49,400 $109,000
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) $62,400 $108,000
Babson College $57,500 $108,000
Lafayette College $54,800 $107,000
Cornell University $57,500 $106,000
Swarthmore College $52,400 $106,000
Williams College $49,900 $106,000
College of the Holy Cross $46,700 $106,000
Manhattan College $55,300 $105,000
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) $60,900 $104,000
Fairfield University $50,100 $104,000
Bowdoin College $45,300 $103,000
Amherst College $51,800 $102,000
Haverford College $39,500 $102,000
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) $53,200 $101,000
Stevens Institute of Technology $58,700 $100,000
Union College, New York $46,400 $99,900
Bates College $45,400 $99,800
Columbia University $54,300 $99,700
Clarkson University $57,200 $99,600
Dickinson College $45,900 $99,100
Bentley University $50,800 $98,500
Villanova University $54,500 $98,300
Saint Francis University $44,700 $97,600
Hobart William Smith Colleges $42,200 $97,300
Boston College $49,200 $96,800
Tufts University $49,900 $96,400
Fordham University $44,100 $96,200
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Connecticut) $46,700 $96,100
Pratt Institute $44,700 $96,000
St. John's University, New York $46,500 $95,100
La Salle University (Philadelphia) $44,600 $94,400
Cooper Union $57,100 $94,200
Drexel University $52,500 $94,000
Middlebury College $45,500 $93,600
Colby College $43,000 $93,000
Rutgers University $49,600 $92,900
St. Thomas Aquinas College $36,700 $92,600
University of Scranton $45,900 $91,800
University of Massachusetts (UMass) - Lowell $47,600 $91,100
Stony Brook University $49,200 $90,800
Trinity College $46,500 $90,600
Iona College $44,300 $90,500
Gettysburg College $43,200 $90,100
Ithaca College $39,800 $90,100
Northeastern University $49,600 $89,200
Adelphi University $48,000 $89,100
Saint Joseph's University (SJU), Philadelphia $47,200 $89,100
Merrimack College $43,300 $89,100
Pace University $50,000 $89,000
New York University (NYU) $48,200 $88,800
Boston University $46,900 $88,800
Norwich University $51,900 $88,400
University of Connecticut (UConn) $49,500 $87,700
Siena College $44,100 $87,700
King's College $35,800 $87,700
Hofstra University $49,400 $87,100
Saint Anselm College $45,700 $87,000
Allegheny College $38,900 $86,900
Rider University $42,600 $86,700
Connecticut College $43,200 $86,300
University of Rhode Island (URI) $45,200 $86,200
Binghamton University $49,700 $86,000
Mount Holyoke College $41,400 $85,800
Wheaton College, Massachusetts $42,300 $85,500
Muhlenberg College $43,900 $85,000
St. Lawrence University $41,600 $85,000
Long Island University $41,500 $85,000
Providence College $48,700 $84,900
Wagner College $51,700 $84,700
Wentworth Institute of Technology $52,500 $84,600
Wellesley College $41,900 $84,600
University of Rochester $48,000 $84,500
Syracuse University $45,100 $84,200
Pennsylvania State University (PSU) $48,600 $83,900
Assumption College $45,800 $83,900
Seton Hall University $46,800 $83,800
University of Vermont (UVM) $44,700 $83,800
Bryant University $49,200 $83,500
Baruch College $48,900 $83,500
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) $47,100 $83,400
Stonehill College $43,300 $83,400
University at Albany $43,300 $83,300
Vassar College $43,000 $83,200
Ursinus College $40,700 $82,600
Widener University $52,000 $82,500
Franklin and Marshall College $47,500 $82,500
University of Hartford $41,300 $82,300
Monmouth University $42,300 $81,900
University at Buffalo (UB) $43,400 $81,700
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) $52,400 $81,600
Arcadia University $40,600 $81,600
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) $42,600 $81,500
Penn State - Harrisburg $43,900 $81,100
University of New Haven $43,700 $81,000
Western New England College $42,400 $80,300
University of Bridgeport (UB) $42,800 $79,900
Duquesne University $43,300 $79,600
University of Pittsburgh $44,200 $79,300
Alfred University $45,800 $79,100
Molloy College $62,300 $78,900
University of Massachusetts (UMass) - Amherst $47,000 $78,900
Temple University $41,200 $78,800
Clark University $40,200 $78,700
Touro College (New York) $52,900 $78,500
Charter Oak State College $55,600 $78,400
Rutgers University in Newark $44,700 $78,400
Farmingdale State College $42,700 $78,200
Marist College $43,500 $78,000
Montclair State University $43,300 $78,000
City College of New York (CCNY) $48,300 $77,900
Queens College $42,500 $77,700
Grove City College $46,200 $77,600
Brandeis University $47,100 $77,500
Wilkes University $45,600 $77,500
West Chester University $41,300 $77,400
Gordon College, Massachusetts $36,000 $77,400
Thomas Edison State College $46,500 $77,300
Smith College $42,100 $77,300
Central Connecticut State University $43,400 $77,200
University of Massachusetts (UMass) - Dartmouth $44,800 $76,800
Thomas Jefferson University $55,700 $76,700
University Of Maine, Orono $41,400 $76,700
Western Connecticut State University $41,300 $76,700
Fairleigh Dickinson University $46,000 $76,600
Fashion Institute of Technology $43,900 $76,400
The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) $43,000 $76,400
School of Visual Arts (SVA), NYC $42,300 $76,300
University of New Hampshire (UNH) $44,900 $76,200
Dowling College $41,900 $76,100
Quinnipiac University $45,900 $76,000
St. Francis College $45,600 $75,800
College of Staten Island $43,700 $75,700
Hamilton College $45,600 $75,500
St. John Fisher College (Rochester) $36,800 $75,300
Excelsior College $52,500 $75,000
Barnard College - Columbia University $43,800 $75,000
Roger Williams University $42,300 $74,900
Elizabethtown College $40,800 $74,900
Brooklyn College $41,500 $74,700
Skidmore College $39,500 $74,000
Suffolk University $41,000 $73,700
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey $38,800 $73,700
State University of New York (SUNY) at Oneonta $37,900 $73,700
DeSales University $41,400 $73,600
Susquehanna University $43,500 $73,500
Nichols College $41,700 $73,500
Kean University $41,800 $73,400
University of Massachusetts (UMass) - Boston $46,300 $73,300
Canisius College $37,600 $73,300
State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego $40,300 $73,000
Bryn Mawr College $41,900 $72,900
Massachusetts College of Art and Design $36,800 $72,800
William Paterson University $43,500 $72,500
Philadelphia University $41,600 $72,500
Felician College $62,600 $72,400
Gannon University $43,200 $72,300
Ramapo College of New Jersey $42,400 $72,300
Robert Morris University (RMU) - Pennsylvania $40,300 $72,200
Sarah Lawrence College $38,600 $72,100
Juniata College $46,000 $72,000
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania $38,900 $72,000
Eastern Connecticut State University $42,000 $71,800
Lycoming College $36,400 $71,700
Point Park University $36,700 $71,400
Dominican College $44,600 $71,200
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) $39,300 $71,200
Hunter College - The City University of New York (CUNY) $45,500 $71,100
Holy Family University $45,000 $71,000
Plymouth State University $39,400 $70,800
St. Joseph's College (SJC), New York - Long Island $43,500 $70,700
Le Moyne College $38,900 $70,700
Southern New Hampshire University $39,400 $70,600
State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo $41,000 $70,500
Emerson College $38,400 $70,200
Salve Regina University $44,900 $70,100
Bloomfield College $40,200 $70,100
Hartwick College $41,000 $69,600
Westminster College, Pennsylvania $36,300 $69,600
Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary $40,500 $69,400
University of New England (UNE) $40,200 $69,400
Daemen College $36,500 $69,300
State University of New York (SUNY) at Potsdam $36,100 $69,300
Franklin Pierce University $41,300 $69,200
Post University $40,500 $69,100
Rowan University $42,000 $69,000
Cabrini College $40,300 $68,800
College of Our Lady of the Elms $39,700 $68,800
Nyack College $35,000 $68,700
Penn State - Erie / The Behrend College $49,700 $68,600
Sacred Heart University $46,500 $68,400
Fitchburg State College $40,100 $68,300
State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburgh $35,800 $68,300
Drew University $42,600 $68,000
CUNY John Jay College Criminal Justice $36,300 $68,000
Mercyhurst College $37,900 $67,900
Keene State College $39,400 $67,600
Rivier College $47,800 $67,500
Worcester State College $40,300 $67,100
Mercy College $42,300 $67,000
Eastern University $37,000 $67,000
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania $39,800 $66,800
Berklee College of Music $37,300 $66,300
Lesley University $40,400 $66,100
Roberts Wesleyan College $38,900 $65,800
Salem State College $39,200 $65,500
Clarion University of Pennsylvania $34,800 $65,100
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania $37,400 $65,000
Chestnut Hill College $34,100 $65,000
Millersville University of Pennsylvania $39,200 $64,900
Gwynedd-Mercy College $45,600 $64,800
East Stroudsburg University (ESU) $37,500 $64,800
Albertus Magnus College $45,200 $64,700
Pennsylvania College Of Technology $41,900 $64,700
Berkeley College $39,300 $64,600
Empire State College $38,800 $64,500
Neumann University $43,700 $64,400
State University of New York (SUNY) Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) $46,100 $64,300
Georgian Court University $39,900 $64,300
State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz $39,500 $63,800
Bridgewater State College $38,400 $63,800
Niagara University $36,600 $63,700
New Jersey City University $43,000 $63,200
Albright College $34,200 $63,200
Framingham State College $39,600 $63,000
D'Youville College $52,200 $62,900
Simmons College $41,800 $62,700
Slippery Rock University $37,100 $62,700
Marymount Manhattan College $43,800 $62,500
Thiel College $38,200 $62,500
California University of Pennsylvania (Cal U) $37,400 $62,400
University of the Arts (UArts), Philadelphia $37,700 $62,300
York College Pennsylvania $40,500 $62,100
Southern Connecticut State University $40,400 $62,100
Alvernia University $36,000 $61,900
University of Southern Maine (USM) $40,500 $61,800
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania $36,600 $61,400
Immaculata University $48,900 $61,200
Westfield State College $35,900 $61,100
Centenary College $41,800 $61,000
Utica College $39,200 $61,000
Washington & Jefferson College $37,100 $60,800
Herbert H. Lehman College $43,100 $60,700
Misericordia University $39,500 $60,500
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) $32,800 $60,300
La Roche College $33,100 $60,000
Rhode Island College $38,900 $59,600
Messiah College $40,900 $59,300
Culinary Institute of America (CIA) $38,300 $58,700
State University of New York (SUNY) at Fredonia $35,500 $58,400
Johnson & Wales University (JWU) $36,800 $58,300
Marywood University $34,800 $58,300
American International College $39,000 $58,000
Carlow University $43,000 $57,500
Edinboro University $35,400 $57,300
Houghton College $36,000 $57,100
Cedar Crest College $41,800 $56,900
Husson University $40,400 $56,600
Peirce College $40,000 $55,900
College of New Rochelle $35,400 $55,900
Springfield College $35,900 $54,900
Keuka College $40,300 $54,400
Caldwell College $40,900 $53,500
Seton Hill University $36,900 $52,700
Delaware Valley College $38,600 $52,600
Nazareth College of Rochester $36,200 $52,400
Medaille College $30,900 $52,200
Art Institute of Pittsburgh $33,800 $51,100
Waynesburg University $42,500 $50,200
Geneva College $37,600 $50,000
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.
 
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