Who knew that:
- Dartmouth College graduates have the highest median salary in the country with a Total Cash Compensation of $134,000;
- Colorado School of Mines has the highest median salary of all schools west of the Mississippi, excluding California, with a median Total Cash Compensation of $106,000;
- The University of California Berkeley is the state school with the highest Median Total Cash Compensation of $112,000.
The just released report offers up such datapoints as the top salary potential by variety of school, most popular jobs by degree or major, and top schools by pay potential according to geography.
Article Continues Below
Our favorite category? Top party school pay potential. And the winner in this category is University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
This is a data rich report that has a statistical validity and a relatively high confidence interval for a survey of this kind. It’s a great resource for high school counselors and the results are sure to surprise more than a few corporate recruiters. Marketing and technical writing are among the more popular jobs for English majors and with median salaries in the mid-sixties, they won’t have to live in an attic room forever.