Caltech is one of the top science and engineering universities in the country, claiming some 17 Nobel laureates as alums.About 60% of students who graduate from this research-intensive university with degrees in physics, math, biology and chemistry go on to pursue advanced degrees.
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?"
By Les Christie @CNNMoney - Last updated October 23 2013 12:50 PM ET