2017-2018 College Salary Report
What It Is
PayScale surveyed 2.3 million graduates of more than 2,700 colleges and universities to create our 2017 College Salary Report; we asked respondents to report their pay, major, highest degree earned, and associate or bachelor’s school name where appropriate. Collecting this data allows us to rank colleges, universities, and courses of study by future earning potential.
How to Use It
Choosing where to attend university and what you want to study is often a difficult decision. As if you needed more to think about, your choice of school and major can greatly impact your future earning potential, as shown in our rankings. We’re not suggesting that all college students should choose their school and degree based on the potential to make a lot of money; but we do think understanding what your earning power is likely to be post-graduation is crucial in order to make a sound financial decision when selecting an institution and academic focus.
Use our rankings to help make your decision. And good luck with your studies!