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Top Party Colleges By Salary Potential

Each of these colleges made the Princeton Review's "Top 20 Party Schools" list for 2008. OK, so these universities have a reputation for party-prone students, but how do they stack up in terms of salary potential? Can you party your way through school and still pay the bills?

Annual pay for Bachelors graduates without higher degrees. Typical starting graduates have 3 years of experience; mid-career have 15.5 years. See full methodology for more.

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Top Party Colleges By Salary Potential - Full List
Top Party CollegesStarting Median SalaryMid-Career Median Salary
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)$52,900$96,100
University of Maryland, College Park$52,000$95,000
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)$50,500$95,000
University of Texas (UT) - Austin$49,700$93,900
State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany$44,500$92,200
University of Florida (UF)$47,100$87,900
Louisiana State University (LSU)$46,900$87,800
University of Georgia (UGA)$44,100$86,000
Pennsylvania State University (PSU)$49,900$85,700
Arizona State University (ASU)$47,400$84,100
Indiana University (IU), Bloomington$46,300$84,000
University of Iowa (UI)$44,700$83,900
Randolph-Macon College$42,600$83,600
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa$41,300$81,400
University of Mississippi$41,400$79,700
University of New Hampshire (UNH)$41,800$78,300
West Virginia University (WVU)$43,100$78,100
University of Tennessee$43,800$74,600
Ohio University$42,200$73,400
Florida State University (FSU)$42,100$73,000
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.