Colleges around the nation's capitol prove to have higher than national averages of median early and mid-career salaries.
The data reveal that early career alumni, with 1-3 years of experience, have a high median salary from Georgetown University and from Howard University. Georgetown alumni stay ahead of the pack for mid-career pay as well.
However, the long-term earning potential of graduates from George Washington University is also high.
The Catholic University of America claims the best student-to-faculty ratio (9:1). The smallest college on the list, Strayer University, with fewer than 1,000 undergraduates, has the highest amount of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) degrees: 22 percent.
When alumni are asked if they would recommend the college, Georgetown University has the highest rating, with about 90 percent recommending it.