Princeton University was number one in this year’s US News & World Report ranking of best national universities, but it may not be your best choice if you’re looking for a top salary down the line.
Graduates from Harvey Mudd College, the science and engineering school in Claremont, Calif., reported the highest median salary by mid-career of any school, according to a new survey from salary-information company PayScale.
Graduates with ten or more years of work experience reported a median salary of $143,00. Princeton graduates, the top ivy League school on the list, reported the sixth highest figure, at $121,000. The data include responses from 1.4 million college graduates from 1,016 schools without advanced degrees.
Here are the top ten mid-career salaries by school:
1. Harvey Mudd College: $143,000
2. United States Naval Academy at Annapolis: $131,000
3 – Tie. California Institute of Technology: $124,000
3 – Tie. Stevens Institute of Technology: $124,000
4. Babson College: $123,000
5. Princeton University: $121,000
6. United States Military Academy at Westpoint: $120,000
8 – Tie. Stanford University: $119,000
8 – Tie. Harvard University: $119,000
8 – Tie. Brown University: 119,000
See the full survey here.