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College's Earning Potential

ichiroichiro Registered User Posts: 97 Junior Member
I found a list of schools with their average starting and mid carrer salaries from Payscale. I would like to find a full list from another source( not just a top 10 or something like that) to cross check Payscale. Does anybody know of one out there?

Replies to: College's Earning Potential

  • ichiroichiro Registered User Posts: 97 Junior Member
    Anybody got anything?
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Forum Champion Financial Aid, Forum Champion Alabama Posts: 84,628 Forum Champion
    those lists are meaningless.
  • ichiroichiro Registered User Posts: 97 Junior Member
    @mom2coIIegekids Why are they meaningless? Isn't the point of college to get a job so that you can make money. These lists are based off true statistics.
  • AlexandreAlexandre Registered User Posts: 24,617 Senior Member
    edited October 2015
    ichiro, they are meaningless because they do not take geographic dispersement, cost of living and choice of major into account. Universities that graduate a large percentage of students in Engineering, CS and Business in the Northeast or West Coast will likely have much more impressive salary data than universities that graduate a large percentage of students in the humanities located in the Midwest or the South. Is WPI better than Grinnell, or Stevens Institute of Technology better than Carleton College? Obviously not...but without seeing the salary data, I am fairly certain that WPI and Stevens win...hands down.
  • ScaredNJDadScaredNJDad Registered User Posts: 227 Junior Member
    @ichiro The words "true" and "statistics" should never be used in the same sentence.
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Forum Champion Financial Aid, Forum Champion Alabama Posts: 84,628 Forum Champion
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    ichiro, they are meaningless because they do not take geographic dispersement, cost of living and choice of major into account. Universities that graduate a large percentage of students in Engineering, CS and Business in the Northeast or West Coast will likely have much more impressive salary data than universities that graduate a large percentage of students in the humanities located in the Midwest or the South. Is WPI better than Grinnell, or Stevens Institute of Technology better than Carleton College? Obviously not...but without seeing the salary data, I am fairly certain that WPI and Stevens win...hands down.
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    Exactly.

    Those stats are worthless.
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