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These Colleges Are Minting Moneymaker Grads!

02/03/2014 04:19 pm ET | Updated Apr 05, 2014

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Which college grads make the most money? The answers are not what you'd expect...

Choosing which college or university you want to spend the first four years of your independence (if you're lucky enough to get away from home) requires high schoolers to consider a lot of things at such a young tender age.

Most people prioritize the cost of attendance, diversity, majors and minors offered, location, and most of all ranking. What many parents and students don't realize is that the ranking of a college does not always correlate with the expected earnings after graduation.

This data from Payscale may just change the way people compare Illinois colleges.