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Rose-Hulman Listed Among Top Colleges Leading to Highest-Paying Jobs
September 17, 2013
Strong Foundation For Success: Rose-Hulman provides its students with opportunities for success in top-earning majors, based on this year’s PayScale salary survey. (Photo by Shawn Spence)
Rose-Hulman is among your best bet for landing a high-paying job from college, with a median starting salary of $65,100, according from the online salary information company PayScale. That puts the college No. 7 on this year’s list which features:
1. U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, $77,100
2. U.S. Military Academy at West Point, $74,000
3. Harvey Mudd College, $73,300
4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, $68,600
5. California Institute of Technology,$68,400
6. Colorado School of Mines, $66,700
7. ROSE-HULMAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, $65,100
8. Stevens Institute of Technology, $64,900
8. U.S. Air Force Academy,$64,900
10. Thomas Jefferson University, $64,400
Rose-Hulman was ranked 10th in last year’s PayScale starting salary survey and may move up even more next year. The Class of 2013, which has a 95 percent placement rate, began jobs with an average salary of $65,867.
When considering median mid-career salaries, Rose-Hulman ranks 20th among 1,016 colleges and universities. That’s the best showing among Indiana institutions on the list that features:
20. ROSE-HULMAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
24. University of Notre Dame
133. Purdue University
160. DePauw University
169. Butler University
237. Trine University
378. Indiana University
395. Valparaiso University
The PayScale survey is based the information on responses from more than one million graduates without advanced degrees who are now in the work force.
The top-earning majors, based on mid-career median salary, were petroleum engineering ($160,000), actuarial mathematics ($120,000), nuclear engineering ($117,000), .chemical engineering ($115,000), aerospace engineering ($109,000), computer engineering ($106,000), electrical engineering ($106,000), computer science ($102,000), physics ($101,000), and mechanical engineering ($99,700).
Recruiting for members of Rose-Hulman’s Class of 2014 has already started with 192 companies registered to attend the fall career fair on October 2.