09/12/2013 10:11 am ET

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


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:

PayScale 2013-14 College Salary Report