PayScale's College Salary Report includes alumni salary data for master's degree programs in Kentucky. If you're considering attending graduate school in the Bluegrass State, this list will help you decide where you can earn the highest salary after you graduate with either an MBA or non-MBA master's degree.
Dubbed the Bluegrass State due to its fertile soil, Kentucky is also home to a number of fruitful opportunities for students in search of profitable opportunities in graduate education. Graduates of the Carol Martin Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky report high earnings both at the beginning of their careers. Located in Lexington, the "Horse Capital of the World," Gatton offers its students a respite from academia by way of a thriving equestrian culture.
You don't have to go into the business world to make sure your graduate degree pays off. The University of Louisville also produces high-earning master's degree alumni in Kentucky. Louisville also grants the highest percentage of STEM degrees, with about 20 percent of alumni holding a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math degrees.
When they aren't studying, grad students in Kentucky have plenty to keep them occupied. They can visit the Churchill Downs racetrack, which has hosted the famous Kentucky Derby annually since 1875. In addition to its rich history in horse racing, Kentucky's claims to fame include having the highest deer population in the nation, and being the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln.