Colorado, known as the Centennial State, is known for mountain sports, epic scenery and a laid-back attitude. But it's also the home of many graduate schools where alumni go on to earn high salaries, whether they graduate with a master's degree, JD, MBA or PhD.
In case you weren't sure about just how valuable a STEM degree can be, consider this: alumni who earn a master's degree from the Colorado School of Mines, a public engineering university in Golden, Colorado, earn one of the highest alumni salaries in the state. That means they’re up there with the University of Denver's School of Law alumni. A large percent of master's degrees awarded by the Colorado School of Mines are in science, technology, engineering or math subjects. The Colorado School of Mine's master's program high earning potential might have something to do with the school's emphasis on quality over quantity: It has the smallest student body on the list. Interestingly, the vast majority of the school’s students are men.
Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder and considered one of the country's 30 Public Ivies, the University of Colorado Boulder (UCB) - Leeds School of Business has high earning potential according to PayScale’s College Salary Report.