2015-2016 College Salary Report

Want to make a smart decision about college? Let PayScale help you do your homework. Choose the degree and school that will set you up for the career of your dreams. The 2015-2016 College Salary Report has college rankings for over 1,000 schools by salary potential. Find the best colleges and majors to increase your earning potential.

2-Year Colleges

2-Year Colleges

An associate degree can lay the foundation for a successful career in just 2 years. This year PayScale has ranked 468 public and private 2-year colleges by their alumni salaries for the first time ever.


2. Fashion Institute of Technology
3. De Anza College
4. Bakersfield College
5. Alvin Community College

Best Undergraduate Schools

Undergraduate Schools

Find out how much alumni from over 1,000 undergraduate schools earn. Sort by state or school type and now see what happens when we include alumni who go on to earn graduate degrees.


1. SUNY - Maritime College
2. Harvey Mudd College
3. (tie) Harvard University
3. (tie) United States Naval Academy
5. California Institute of Technology

Top 5 Graduate Schools

Graduate Schools

Will a graduate degree give you the pay bump you want? PayScale reports the salaries of MBA, JD, master's degree and PhD grads from hundreds of schools across the country.


1. Emory University School of Law
2. UCLA - College of Law
3. Harvard Business School
4. Georgetown University Law Center
5. Harvard Law School

Majors and Careers

Majors and Careers

Your choice of major can have a big impact on your future salary. Find out the earning potential of hundreds of associate, bachelor’s and graduate degree majors, which schools produce the highest earners in different subjects and what career paths different majors can lead to.


1. Petroleum Engineering
2. Nuclear Engineering
3. Actuarial Mathematics
4. Chemical Engineering
5. Electronics & Communications Engineering

Best College Advice

Best College Advice

Where you go to college affects your future career prospects, but what you in college has the biggest impact. In this article, working professionals share the best #College2Career advice they received, and followed, as students that contributed to their current success.

Degrees That Pay Off

Degrees That Pay Off

Not all diplomas are created equally – so see which ones lead to lifelong success! This interactive shows how major and degree level affects lifetime earnings. See which educational choices pay off and which ones don't.

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