College Results?

How much do people earn 10 years after attending the 25 best colleges in America?

After four years of rigorous academics, how are graduates from the top colleges in the US faring in the real world? We decided to look at the stats.

A recent Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce report highlights the median earnings of students 10 years after starting their studies, based on data from the US Department of Education’s College Scorecard.

Business Insider used their list of the best colleges in America, & rounded up the median earnings of people from the top 25 schools, ranked from least money to most.

They also included the median starting salary from the employer-information website PayScale, as shared in the best-colleges list, to give you an idea of the graduates’ career growth over the years:

Amherst College

Amherst, Massachusetts

Ranked 21st best college in America. 

Median starting salary: Unavailable

Median earnings 10 years after enrolling: $56,800

 

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ranked 23rd best college in America. 

Median starting salary: $56,800

Median earnings 10 years after enrolling: $57,900

 

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island

Ranked 18th best college in America. 

Median starting salary: $55,100

Median earnings 10 years after enrolling: $59,700

 

Rice University

Houston, Texas

Ranked 19th best college in America. 

Median starting salary: $59,000

Median earnings 10 years after enrolling: $59,900

 

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee

Ranked 16th best college in America. 

Median starting salary: $56,300

Median earnings 10 years after enrolling: $60,900

 

 

University of California at Berkeley

Berkeley, California

Ranked 15th best college in America. 

Median starting salary: $59,500

Median earnings 10 years after enrolling: $62,700

 

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Ranked 20th best college in America. 

Median starting salary: $48,800

Median earnings 10 years after enrolling: $62,800

 

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

Ranked 13th best college in America. 

Median starting salary: $54,200

Median earnings 10 years after enrolling: $64,100

 

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

Ranked sixth best college in America. 

Median starting salary: $58,500

Median earnings 10 years after enrolling: $66,000

 

Dartmouth College

Hanover, New Hampshire

Ranked 10th best college in America. 

Median starting salary: $55,500

Median earnings 10 years after enrolling: $67,100

 

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

Ranked 12th best college in America. 

Median starting salary: $58,700

Median earnings 10 years after enrolling: $69,200

 

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, Indiana

Ranked 24th best college in America. 

Median starting salary: $55,200

Median earnings 10 years after enrolling: $69,400

 

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

Ranked 11th best college in America. 

Median starting salary: $58,200

Median earnings 10 years after enrolling: $70,900

 

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Ranked 14th best college in America. 

Median starting salary: $62,300

Median earnings 10 years after enrolling: $72,000

 

Columbia University

New York, New York

Ranked eighth best college in America. 

Median starting salary: $59,200

Median earnings 10 years after enrolling: $72,900

 

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, Georgia

Ranked 25th best college in America. 

Median starting salary: $61,700

Median earnings 10 years after enrolling: $74,000

 

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, California

Ranked fifth best college in America. 

Median starting salary: $74,000

Median earnings 10 years after enrolling: $74,000

 

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey

Ranked fourth best college in America. 

Median starting salary: $60,000

Median earnings 10 years after enrolling: $75,100

 

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

Ranked seventh best college in America. 

Median starting salary: $59,500

Median earnings 10 years after enrolling: $76,700

 

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ranked ninth best college in America. 

Median starting salary: $59,300

Median earnings 10 years after enrolling: $78,200

 

Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, California

Ranked 17th best college in America. 

Median starting salary: $75,600

Median earnings 10 years after enrolling: $78,600

 

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Ranked second best college in America. 

Median starting salary: $62,900

Median earnings 10 years after enrolling: $80,900

 

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

Ranked 22nd best college in America. 

Median starting salary: $51,000

Median earnings 10 years after enrolling: $83,300

 

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Ranked third best college in America. 

Median starting salary: $57,700

Median earnings 10 years after enrolling: $87,200

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Ranked best college in America. 

Median starting salary: $70,300

Median earnings 10 years after enrolling: $91,600

Makes interesting reading doesn’t it?  I have no idea of the figures for the UK but I imagine they are fairly similar.   This definitely highlights the necessity to do something for yourself if you want to better your chances in life…

Credit: Business Insider 21 December 2015