50 Colleges with The Highest Grad Salaries

Salary potential isn’t the only factor to consider when college searching — but it’s nice to know which schools are paying off in the long run, particularly since tuition continues to soar.

In a 2015 report, the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce looked at the four-year colleges whose students go on to earn the highest salaries. The report used the US Department of Education’s College Scorecard to highlight the median earnings of students from over 1,400 colleges 10 years after starting their studies.

MIT topped the rankings, with median annual earnings of $91,600. Read on to see if your alma mater, or current school, cracked the top 50:

50. College of the Holy Cross

50. College of the Holy Cross

College of the Holy Cross/Facebook

Worcester, Massachusetts

Median earnings: $63,700

Graduation rate: 92%

49. Northwestern University

49. Northwestern University

Northwestern University/Facebook

Evanston, Illinois

Median earnings: $64,100

Graduation rate: 94%

48. George Washington University

48. George Washington University

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Washington, D.C.

Median earnings: $64,500

Graduation rate: 80%

47. New Jersey Institute of Technology

47. New Jersey Institute of Technology

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Newark, New Jersey

Median earnings: $65,300

Graduation rate: 58%

46. Missouri University of Science and Technology

46. Missouri University of Science and Technology

Facebook/MissouriSandT

Rolla, Missouri

Median earnings: $65,500

Graduation rate: 63%

45. Milwaukee School of Engineering

45. Milwaukee School of Engineering

Milwaukee School of Engineering

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Median earnings: $65,700

Graduation rate: 56%

44. Yale University

44. Yale University

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Yale University.

New Haven, Connecticut

Median earnings: $66,000

Graduation rate: 96%

43. University of Southern California

43. University of Southern California

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Los Angeles, California

Median earnings: $66,100

Graduation rate: 91%

42. University of the Pacific

42. University of the Pacific

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Stockton, California

Median earnings: $66,400

Graduation rate: 67%

41. Case Western Reserve University

41. Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University/Facebook

Cleveland, Ohio

Median earnings: $67,000

Graduation rate: 81%

40. Boston College

40. Boston College

Boston College/Facebook

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Median earnings: $67,000

Graduation rate: 92%

39. Dartmouth College

39. Dartmouth College

Dartmouth/Facebook

Hanover, New Hampshire

Median earnings: $67,100

Graduation rate: 95%

38. Santa Clara University

38. Santa Clara University

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Santa Clara, California

Median earnings: $67,700

Graduation rate: 85%

37. Tufts University

37. Tufts University

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Medford, Massachusetts

Median earnings: $67,800

Graduation rate: 92%

36. Illinois Institute of Technology

36. Illinois Institute of Technology

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Chicago, Illinois

Median earnings: $68,200

Graduation rate: 65%

35. Clarkson University

35. Clarkson University

Clarkson University

Potsdam, New York

Median earnings: $68,400

Graduation rate: 73%

34. Bucknell University

34. Bucknell University

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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Median earnings: $68,800

Graduation rate: 89%

33. Fairfield University

33. Fairfield University

Fairfield University

Fairfield, Connecticut

Median earnings: $69,000

Graduation rate: 81%

32. Johns Hopkins University

32. Johns Hopkins University

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Baltimore, Maryland

Median earnings: $69,200

Graduation rate: 94%

31. University of Notre Dame

31. University of Notre Dame

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Notre Dame, Indiana

Median earnings: $69,400

Graduation rate: 96%

30. Lafayette College

30. Lafayette College

Layafette College

Easton, Pennsylvania

Median earnings: $69,800

Graduation rate: 90%

29. Cornell University

29. Cornell University

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Ithaca, New York

Median earnings: $70,900

Graduation rate: 93%

28. Carnegie Mellon University

28. Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University/Facebook

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Median earnings: $72,000

Graduation rate: 87%

27. Columbia University

27. Columbia University

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New York, New York

Median earnings: $72,900

Graduation rate: 96%

26. Polytechnic Institute of New York University

26. Polytechnic Institute of New York University

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Brooklyn, New York

Median earnings: $73,500

Graduation rate: 57%

25. Villanova University

25. Villanova University

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Villanova, Pennsylvania

Median earnings: $73,700

Graduation rate: 89%

24. University of Colorado Denver

24. University of Colorado Denver

UC Denver

Denver, Colorado

Median earnings: $73,800

Graduation rate: 41%

23. California Institute of Technology

23. California Institute of Technology

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Pasadena, California

Median earnings: $74,000

Graduation rate: 92%

22. Georgia Institute of Technology

22. Georgia Institute of Technology

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Atlanta, Georgia

Median earnings: $74,000

Graduation rate: 82%

21. Maine Maritime Academy

21. Maine Maritime Academy

Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, Maine

Median earnings: $74,700

Graduation rate: 75%

20. Colorado School of Mines

20. Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines/Facebook

Golden, Colorado

Median earnings: $74,700

Graduation rate: 68%

19. Kettering University

19. Kettering University

Kettering University

Flint, Michigan

Median earnings: $74,900

Graduation rate: 59%

18. Bentley University

18. Bentley University

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Waltham, Massachusetts

Median earnings: $74,900

Graduation rate: 86%

17. Princeton University

17. Princeton University

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Princeton, New Jersey

Median earnings: $75,100

Graduation rate: 96%

16. Duke University

16. Duke University

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Durham, North Carolina

Median earnings: $76,700

Graduation rate: 94%

15. Lehigh University

15. Lehigh University

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Median earnings: $76,800

Graduation rate: 87%

14. SUNY Maritime College

14. SUNY Maritime College

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State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College

Bronx, New York

Median earnings: $77,300

Graduation rate: 48%

13. Washington and Lee University

13. Washington and Lee University

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Lexington, Virginia

Median earnings: $77,600

Graduation rate: 90%

12. Worcester Polytechnic Institute

12. Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Worcester, Massachusetts

Median earnings: $77,600

Graduation rate: 82%

11. University of Pennsylvania

11. University of Pennsylvania

Facebook/UnivPennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Median earnings: $78,200

Graduation rate: 96%

10. Harvey Mudd College

10. Harvey Mudd College

Instagram/@harvey_mudd

Claremont, California

Median earnings: $78,600

Graduation rate: 90%

9. Massachusetts Maritime Academy

9. Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts

Median earnings: $79,500

Graduation rate: 64%

8. Stanford University

8. Stanford University

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Stanford, California

Median earnings: $80,900

Graduation rate: 95%

7. California Maritime Academy

7. California Maritime Academy

California Maritime Academy

Vallejo, California

Median earnings: $81,100

Graduation rate: 58%

6. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

6. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute/Facebook

Troy, New York

Median earnings: $81,700

Graduation rate: 85%

5. Stevens Institute of Technology

5. Stevens Institute of Technology

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Hoboken, New Jersey

Median earnings: $82,800

Graduation rate: 78%

4. Georgetown University

4. Georgetown University

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Washington, DC

Median earnings: $83,300

Graduation rate: 93%

3. Harvard University

3. Harvard University

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Cambridge, Massachusetts

Median earnings: $87,200

Graduation rate: 97%

2. United States Merchant Marine Academy 2. United States Merchant Marine Academy

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Great Neck, New York

Median Earnings: $89,000

Graduation Rate: 75%

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Facebook/MITnews

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Median Earnings: $91,600

Graduation Rate: 93%

Source: Business Insider

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