Students who earn their JD at Tulane Law School in New Orleans have successful careers. Tulane Law School has one of the highest overall alumni salaries of any graduate program nationwide. Fresh grads might earn a meager median salary in the first five years of their jobs, but graduates with 10 or more years of experience earn a typical salary close to $200,000.
Highly paid workers with master's degrees graduate from Louisiana Tech, where the median mid-career salary is around $100,000 for alumni of the master's program. About 25 percent of master's degrees granted at Louisana Tech are in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects.
Students attending schools like Tulane and the University of New Orleans for an MBA or other graduate degree have plenty of opportunities to blow off steam. New Orleans is the home of Mardis Gras, and students can explore Bourbon Street to their heart's content when they aren't hitting the books.