Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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A stone's throw from Harvard, MIT's campus is also located in Cambridge, Mass.
  • Rank: 11
  • Mid-career salary: $118,000
  • Starting salary: $68,600
  • % of grads who think their job is meaningful: 57%

Located in Cambridge, Mass., MIT is known best for its strong engineering program. But this research-intensive university also excels at educating students in other highly-paid fields, such as business and computer science.

First published October 23, 2013: 12:50 PM ET
Source: 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?"

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