Every year millions of youngsters enter college in a bid to gain a decent education. Higher education pays off. That much is certain. The salary hierarchy of college graduates depends upon the choice of educational institution and subject matter the students study for conscientiously.
If you want to earn a salary equal to that of a Wall Street banker then you need to make the right choices. The college and course matter a lot. According to a recent survey of over a thousand teaching premises in the United States by Pay Scale, the best institute is the US Naval Academy at Annapolis. You will be getting a pay packet equivalent to $77,100 once you graduate from this center of excellence.
Then there is the Harvey Mudd College which is based in Claremont (California). A decade of hard-won experience at this training school will earn you a fat paycheck of $143,000 by the time you have spent half a lifetime at your job.
Most of this information was compiled by PayScale, an online salary-calculating company. The contrast between the big earners and those who got a meager salary was huge.
Coker College was one institution that paid off least in terms of future career salary. Most of the highest earning graduates specialized in a cluster of subjects ranging from science and technology to engineering and mathematics. It seems the hard sciences paid of well.
The humanities and social sciences ranked lower on the pay scale. While they were more interesting and meaningful, they didn’t offer a lot of dollars in return.
Surprisingly, Anthropology (the study of early man) proved to be the least lucrative field of endeavor.
Complete list of PayScale College ROI is here.