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    Undergrad Degree Salary Potential

    I am surprised this hasn't been posted already. As the article states, the list does not take into account post-graduate degrees, only to determine the best investment of undergraduate degrees. While stating the data was not collected scientifically and randomly, there are some trends. This list is where I have always thought schools graded out over the last 30 years. Not too much surprise at the top, except maybe Yale being a little lower than expected. If this thread has to be moved to In-State Rivals, I understand.

    do-elite-colleges-produce-the-best-paid-graduates.html: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance

    Top US Colleges — Graduate Salary Statistics



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    Re: Undergrad Degree Salary Potential

    Hooah beatin the median.

    (Note this is not an attempt to start a flame war, please God don't start one because of this)

    I'm surprised at Iowa's starting median salary. What other program there is getting undergrads higher paying jobs? I just ask since the two CoEs are significantly different sized



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    Re: Undergrad Degree Salary Potential

    Quote Originally Posted by Bader View Post
    Hooah beatin the median.

    (Note this is not an attempt to start a flame war, please God don't start one because of this)

    I'm surprised at Iowa's starting median salary. What other program there is getting undergrads higher paying jobs? I just ask since the two CoEs are significantly different sized
    Nursing? Home Aides? That type of thing?


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    Re: Undergrad Degree Salary Potential

    Wow, social workers: Starting median of 35K. 15 years later, median of 42K. Ouch. Not much in the way of raises.


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    Re: Undergrad Degree Salary Potential

    I see that uofi was listed as a "Party School" and a "State School". Hmmmmmmm.



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    Re: Undergrad Degree Salary Potential

    Quote Originally Posted by Bader View Post
    Hooah beatin the median.

    (Note this is not an attempt to start a flame war, please God don't start one because of this)

    I'm surprised at Iowa's starting median salary. What other program there is getting undergrads higher paying jobs? I just ask since the two CoEs are significantly different sized
    Iowa's more prominent colleges usually require advanced degrees. This does not take that into account. I'd be more interested in seeing like colleges compared (engineering vs engineering and business vs business).



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    Re: Undergrad Degree Salary Potential

    The ISU COE has salary data it keeps as well:

    Engineering Career Services-Salary Offers

    There are some decent offers in the list.


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    Re: Undergrad Degree Salary Potential

    I am impressed with Pratt Institute. They do very little advertising. Do they have a bball team or are they too busy studying?


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    Re: Undergrad Degree Salary Potential

    Quote Originally Posted by CyinCo View Post
    The ISU COE has salary data it keeps as well:

    Engineering Career Services-Salary Offers

    There are some decent offers in the list.
    Boy those M$ offers really skew the averages



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    Re: Undergrad Degree Salary Potential

    Quote Originally Posted by Bader View Post
    Boy those M$ offers really skew the averages
    The what does?


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    Re: Undergrad Degree Salary Potential

    Quote Originally Posted by CyinCo View Post
    The what does?
    Sorry, the Microsoft Offers (the CprE offers from region W)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bader View Post
    Sorry, the Microsoft Offers (the CprE offers from region W)
    ah, ok. got it.


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    Re: Undergrad Degree Salary Potential

    It would be interesting to know where (location, not company) the grads of each school finds employment. That would have a big impact on their starting salary.



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    Re: Undergrad Degree Salary Potential

    What's with the party school listing for UofI? I noticed some others that havethat listing WV, Mississippi, Tulane, Illinois, FSU, etc. Nice crowd.



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