Top Party Colleges By Salary Potential

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If you're more concerned about your Friday night plans than a challenging class load, you probably have your eye on the top party colleges. While most lists of "Top 10 Party Colleges" pay attention to the beer and good times, our list of 20 schools tells you if you can keep the party going after graduation. See our list of top party colleges and what their graduates earn.

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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Top Party Colleges By Salary Potential - Full List
Top Party Colleges Starting Median Pay Mid-Career Median Pay
Union College, New York $46,400 $99,900
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) $47,600 $96,400
Tulane University $45,300 $92,200
University of Colorado - Boulder (UCB) $46,200 $91,600
University of Texas (UT) - Austin $49,100 $87,500
University of Wisconsin (UW) - Madison $47,900 $87,400
DePauw University $43,500 $85,600
University of Florida (UF) $45,200 $84,300
Pennsylvania State University (PSU) $48,600 $83,900
Arizona State University (ASU) $44,500 $81,600
University of Iowa (UI) $42,200 $80,300
Indiana University (IU), Bloomington $43,000 $79,800
West Virginia University (WVU) $45,000 $79,200
University of Georgia (UGA) $42,100 $78,400
University of Mississippi $41,200 $76,500
University of Tennessee $42,400 $74,400
University of North Dakota $42,900 $73,900
Florida State University (FSU) $40,100 $73,900
Ohio University $42,900 $69,200
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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