Colleges with the highest-paid grads

Graduates with bachelor's degrees from these colleges earn the highest salaries in the country.

Brown University

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Brown's campus in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Rank: 8 (tie)
  • Mid-career salary: $119,000
  • Starting salary: $52,300
  • % of grads who think their job is meaningful: 51%

At this Ivy League school, undergrads create their own course of study. And while students can pursue degrees in more than 70 concentrations -- ranging from cognitive neuroscience to Slavic studies -- more than a third end up roaming the halls of Corporate America in business and management positions, according to the school.

Source: PayScale.com. Data used in the College Salary Report came from surveys completed by roughly 1.4 million college graduates of 1,016 colleges and universities, which represent 75% of all bachelor's degree recipients in the U.S. Graduates with advanced degrees were excluded from the results. Only full-time, civilian workers based in the 50 states and District of Columbia were counted. Mid-career results were based on median salaries of graduates with 10 years of work experience. Whether a job is meaningful is based on the percentage of graduates who answered "Very much so" and "Yes" to the question: "Does your work make the world a better place?"
- Last updated October 23 2013 12:50 PM ET
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