Graduate Earnings (by Institution)

The following table lists earnings of an institution’s alumni ten years after graduation. Data is collected by the U.S. Department of Education (College Scorecard) and indicates students graduating in 2003, the most recent year for which mid-career earnings data is made available. Consumers of this data should keep in mind that differences in earnings across institutions can be attributed to many other factors besides prestige or selectivity, such as the achievement/ability of incoming students and majors/programs offered. However, with so much emphasis placed on how colleges position you on the job market immediately after graduation, an examination of mid-career earnings can help you gain perspective on the bigger picture. Such data can be useful as you try to figure out how much money to borrow for your undergraduate education given that that debt load will likely still be with you by this phase of your career.