Best Graduate Schools in Minnesota by Salary Potential

PayScale ranks graduate schools in Minnesota on alumni salary. See how a graduate degree from a Minnesota school can affect your pay. [Read More]

This year the College Salary Report has alumni salary data for a number of graduate degree programs at eight universities. From this list, it's clear that certain graduate degrees definitely pay off for Minnesotans.

If you want to go to graduate school in Minnesota and earn a high salary, The University of Minnesota is home to some of the most profitable programs on our list. A school to attend if you’re looking for highest earning potential is the University of Minnesota Law School, home of the "Fighting Mondales," where grads can earn a median mid-career salary of close to $150,000 a year. Located in Minneapolis, the law school was ranked 20th in U.S. News and World Report's 2014 list of the best law schools in the country.

Top earning MBA program include the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management, where graduates can earn a median mid-year salary well over $100,000. Carlson Business School alumni also earn a high early career salary. The University of St. Thomas' Opus College of Business isn't a bad choice either.

For non-MBA master's programs, you'd be wise to consider attending the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, because alumni earn close to$100,000 with 10 or more years of experience. The University of Minnesota follows closely behind.

The state of Minnesota is known for its large number of lakes, and is unofficially called the "Land of 10,000 Lakes." Interestingly, in 1984, Minnesota was the first state to recognize an official state mushroom, the morel.

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