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Colleges Where Graduates Earn The Highest Salaries: PayScale Ranking 2013-14

09/12/2013 10:11 am ET
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No group of alumni earns more than the graduates of Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, Calif., according to a new report from PayScale.

PayScale released a new batch of data Thursday reporting the median pay for alumni from more than 1,000 schools and 130 majors.

The median mid-career salary for Harvey Mudd alumni is more than $100,000 above the mid-career salary for the college at the bottom of the list: $41,900 for graduates of Shaw University, PayScale said.

It's no surprise that with engineering majors ranking among the top for highest earning graduates, many of the schools whose alumni earn the most have robust engineering programs.

Among the 10 schools whose alumni are the highest earners, graduates make an average of $124,300 at mid-career, according to PayScale, compared to the bottom 10 schools' graduates collecting an average of $45,240 at mid-career.

Check out the 10 schools whose alumni have the highest salaries below:

  • 8. Brown University
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  • Median Starting Salary: $52,300 Mid-Career Median Salary: $119,000
  • 8. Harvard University
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  • Median Starting Salary: $55,300 Mid-Career Median Salary: $119,000
  • 8. Stanford University
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  • Median Starting Salary: $61,300 Mid-Career Median Salary: $119,000
  • 7. United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.
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  • Median Starting Salary: $74,000 Mid-Career Median Salary: $120,000
  • 6. Princeton University
  • Median Starting Salary: $56,1000 Mid-Career Median Salary: $121,000
  • 5. Babson College
  • Median Starting Salary: $59,7000 Mid-Career Median Salary: $123,000
  • 3. Stevens Institute of Technology
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  • Median Starting Salary: $64,900 Mid-Career Median Salary: $124,000
  • 3. California Institute of Technology
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  • Median Starting Salary: $68,400 Mid-Career Median Salary: $124,000
  • 2. United States Naval Academy
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  • Median Starting Salary: $77,100 Mid-Career Median Salary: $131,000
  • 1. Harvey Mudd College
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  • Median Starting Salary: $73,300 Mid-Career Median Salary: $143,000
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