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Do Elite Colleges Produce the Best-Paid Graduates?

shutterstock_721045Forget U.S. News’s academic rankings and Playboy’s party-school rankings. For some prospective college freshmen, here’s the important question: Will I make more money if I go to Harvard, or if I go to Harvey Mudd?

PayScale, a site that collects data on salaries for different professions, argues that it can help students answer that question. Today the company is releasing an updated, gigantic data set on the salaries of graduates from hundreds of universities and colleges, as well as salaries and career choices broken down by department/major.

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Publish date: July 22, 2009