The US News and World Report just published its annual rankings of colleges and universities. As expected the Ivy’s top the list. Princeton, Harvard, Yale and Columbia nail down the ranking for the east coast schools and Stanford holds the title for the west coast. For the top 10, the tuition and fees range from $41K to $51K per year. Does that reputation and expensive tuition really bring you the financial rewards?
To answer that question I went to one of my favorite sites on this issue, PayScale.com. Although they have been providing the data for years, only of late has the full impact of the work been highlighted. Recently they provided some updated information on starting salaries by school. It was discovered that the top colleges according to rankings like those of US News do not correlate well with starting salaries.
Top entering salary earners come from places…
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