Top Colleges - Salary Potential By School Type

It's important to find the type of school that suits your interests. The best engineering schools likely won't offer the fine arts classes you crave. To speed up your search for the school with the best payoff, we've divided up our list of over 1000 schools by type. Quickly compare top colleges for partying, research, liberal arts and more.
Top Schools by Type
Search All Top Schools by Type
Are you curious about college graduate salaries from all types of schools? Compare engineering leaders to party powerhouses with the full list of schools we reviewed, organized by school type and ranked by starting and mid-career pay.
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Best Engineering Colleges
Best Engineering Colleges
Ready to crunch numbers, build buildings and design new products? You're in luck, because as you look at our list of engineering schools, you'll see that the best engineering schools' graduates enjoy healthy paychecks. Review our list of the top engineering schools ranked by graduate salary potential.
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Best Ivy League Schools
Best Ivy League Schools
A degree from one of the Ivy League schools like Harvard or Dartmouth can certainly score you a solid paycheck. But, which diploma will help you get to the biggest earnings? Before you shell out for four years of ivy-covered charm, see our list of the best Ivy League schools by salary potential.
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Top Liberal Arts Colleges
Top Liberal Arts Colleges
Top liberal arts colleges offer a broad education that can take their graduates anywhere. But, which of the best liberal arts colleges helps ensure that your student loans will be covered following graduation? Check out our list of top liberal arts colleges by salary potential to help you pick your favorites.
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Top Party Colleges
Top Party Colleges
Some schools offer a benefit that no course catalog can describe - a great party scene. Which top party schools give you great memories and a good paycheck after you toss your cap? We've seen the "Top 10 Party Colleges" lists and we think our list of 20 top party colleges by salary potential will help you more.
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Top Private Universities
Top Private Research Universities
Top private universities offer opportunities for small class sizes, special degree programs and great reputations for their alumni. Have a few favorite ones in mind? See how their graduates' salaries compare.
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Top State Universities
Top State Universities
The best state schools are becoming more and more popular as private college tuition rises beyond many students' reach. Trying to decide between your in-state options? See our list of best state universities by salary to help you choose the best state school for you.
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