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Murphy: The Best Colleges For Starting Salary

The Island Trees superintendent's weekly letter to his community.

By Charles Murphy

Interestingly, a few weeks ago I had shared information with the community about the best colleges in terms of on campus job recruitment.  These are the schools that many employers covet for their organizations. 

At the time, I had a few parents ask me about which colleges produce the greatest starting salaries. Admittedly, I did not have a clue nor could I track down this information for them.  I was able to find information about the law schools that produce the highest starting salaries.

Impressively, the average starting salaries for a Top 10 law school are all in the six figure range.  I continued to search for highest salaries associated with bachelor degrees, but my search proved unsuccessful.  Funny enough, Forbes just published this list.

Unlike the list a few weeks ago, the colleges which produce the greatest starting salaries are among the most competitive schools in the nation.  In truth, only the strongest students are accepted into these programs.

However, if you are extremely studious and work very hard, the starting salary is all yours. In fact, we have students who have been accepted to these prestigious college programs.

No. 1 Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science Average Starting Salary: $79,551

No. 2 Harvey Mudd College Average Starting Salary: $67,000

No. 3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Average Starting Salary: $65,437

No. 4. Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering Average Starting Salary: $64,427

 No. 5 University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering & Applied Science Average Starting Salary: $64,033

No. 6 University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business Average Starting Salary: $63,273

No. 7 Cornell University’s College of Engineering Average Starting Salary: $62,347

No. 8 Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business Average Starting Salary: $60,970

No. 9 Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Computing Average Starting Salary: $60,387

No. 10. Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Engineering Average Starting Salary: $60,000

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