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Rose-Hulman Listed Among Top Colleges Leading to Highest-Paying Jobs

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
A group of four individuals stand on the pavement and grass in the campus' main entrance.

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 bets 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


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:


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.