While Ivy League institutions don’t guarantee a path to success, a degree from Harvard or Yale certainly won’t hurt if you’re applying after graduation. But a new report found that these higher education institutions may not exactly lead to higher salaries.
CNBC ranked the schools by the highest average salary 10 years after starting at the Ivys among federal aid students. The report includes data from students who attended the school, whether or not they graduated.
After analyzing the median salaries, CNBC found that the University of Pennsylvania was No. 1 for the highest average salary among former students at $103,246 – also the only institution on the list with a six-figure average salary. Second was Princeton with an average median salary of $95,689, followed by Dartmouth ($91,627) and Cornell ($91,176).
Penn also has the most graduated billionaires from any university.
While Yale and Harvard may have the most widespread name recognition, they came in at No. 6 and No. 7, respectively, with median salaries for Yale of $88,655 and $84,918 for Harvard.
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Here’s the Top 8: