Massachusetts may be the seventh smallest state in the country, but what it lacks in geographical size it makes up for in academic history and clout. Massachusetts is home to some of the best graduate schools in the country, whether you are pursuing a master's degree, MBA, JD or PhD.
The highest earning graduate school for alums in the beginning as well as ten or more years into their careers in Massachusetts is almost always Harvard Business School, which is housed within the oldest academic institution in America and one of the most famous schools in the world, as well as in the Bay State. Alumni of Harvard Business School earn a median salary near $200,000 after ten or more years of experience in the workforce.
Harvard MBA grads are also the among the most likely on our list to say their jobs make the world a better place; about 60 percent of alums report high job meaning. Boston University's PhD alumni are the most likely to say that their jobs make the world a better place, while about 70 percent of Harvard PhDs say their work is meaningful.
Harvard Law isn't a bad choice if you are after pure salary power. With a median mid-career of near $200,000, Harvard Law alum are among the highest earners in Massachusetts and the nation. Other prominent law schools in Massachusetts with high earning potential include Boston University School of Law, Suffolk University School of Law and the New England School of Law, among others.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has one of the most profitable PhD program on our list, and MIT also has one of the highest earning potentials for those with a non-MBA master's degree; MIT students are most likely to graduate with a STEM degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.