Graduates of the University of Washington in Seattle, WA earn the highest starting salaries. UW is also the largest school in Washington - that's a lot of Huskies.
Basketball powerhouse Gonzaga University comes in third for early career earnings. Zags with zero to five years of experience earn a median salary of around $50,000. Obviously we aren't including the salaries of professional athletes who graduated from these schools, like Warren Moon, Brandon Roy, Zach Scott, Nate Robinson and more.
Walla Walla University alumni are most likely to say that their jobs make the world a better place – around 80 percent say their work is meaningful. At Seattle University, fewer than half of grads say they have high job meaning.