There are more than a dozen colleges and universities in Tennessee included in PayScale's College Salary Report. Among them are such schools as Belmont, University of Tennessee, and Vanderbilt.
Vanderbilt University is among the top colleges in Tennessee for median salary potential, as graduates from here earn a high early career median salary and mid-career median.
Graduates from Union University in Jackson, Tenn. report the highest job meaning after graduation with three quarters saying their work makes the world a better place.
Many graduates from Tennessee's colleges go on to work in careers in the Automotive Manufacturing; Energy; Film Production; Health Care; Manufacturing; Plastics and Chemicals; and Transportation and Logistics industries.