10 colleges where grads earn the highest starting salaries

By Danielle Goodman
09/08/2015
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What school comes to mind when you think of the "best" college? Harvard? Princeton? According to a report by Business Insider, when it comes to graduates' starting salaries, none of the Ivy Leagues even cracked the top ten. These colleges may make you rethink your definition of "best."

1. United States Naval Academy

Median starting salary: $80,700

2. Harvey Mudd College

Median starting salary: $75,600

3. United States Military Academy

Median starting salary: $75,100

4. California Institute of Technology

Median starting salary: $74,800

5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Median starting salary: $70,300

6. Stanford University

Median starting salary: $62,900

7 (tie). Carnegie Mellon University

Median starting salary: $62,300

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Median starting salary: $62,300

9. Georgia Institute of Technology

Median starting salary: $61,700

10. Babson College

Median starting salary: $61,300

Remember, these are only averages. Try our College Match to find the best school to propel your success.

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