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PayScale Names The Colleges With The Highest Mid-Career Salaries

First Posted: 07/21/11 09:59 AM ET   Updated: 09/20/11 06:12 AM ET

According to salary data site PayScale's list of the colleges with the highest mid-career salaries, Princeton is your best bet for future financial success. The New Jersey university is the only school on the list with a mid-career salary of more than $125,000. This may seem impressive but, before the recession, five schools (MIT, Dartmouth, Yale, Stanford and, of course, Princeton) all had mid-career salaries firmly in the six figures.

PayScale's study, which surveyed graduates from more than 1,003 schools, also reveals that the recession continues to have an impact on post-college pay. The average salary of the top 10 school is $116,900, down 2.7% from 2010 and 6.5% from 2008.

Graduates who got an advanced degree beyond a bachelors were not included in PayScale's survey.

Check out the list below. Are you surprised, pleased or shocked by anything on the list? Tell us in the comments section.

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