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The 14 best colleges where graduates earn high salaries right away

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Finding a high-paying job right out of school is the dream for most college graduates. One that pays a healthy, competitive salary? That's icing on the cake. 

Luckily, there are a number of colleges in the US where graduates are pulling in high salaries early in their careers. 

Business Insider recently released it annual list of the best colleges in America, which focused on graduation rate, post-graduation salary, and overall student life experience. (Read more about our methodology here.) 

To find out where graduates earn the most early in their career, we looked at data from the Department of Education's College Scorecard and used the median salary of graduates six years after enrolling — two years after graduation, for most. Business Insider expanded its scope to include the top 100 colleges from our ranking, highlighting 14 schools where students earn at least $60,000 a year. 

Read on to find out the 14 colleges where students earn the most early in their career.

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14. Yale University

Location: New Haven, Connecticut

Median salary six years after enrolling: $60,200

The second-oldest Ivy League school, Yale aims to provide students with a strong liberal-arts education. Its undergraduate college puts an emphasis on four areas— arts, sciences, international studies, and writing — and offers more than 70 majors, including astronomy, theater studies, and economics. It's also one of the hardest schools to get into, with an acceptance rate of just 6%.



13. Johns Hopkins University

Location: Baltimore

Median salary six years after enrolling:$60,500

Considered by US News & World Report to be one of the top medical research schools in the US, Johns Hopkins University offers 51 majors and 44 minors to its undergraduate students, including dance, economics, and philosophy. JHU doesn't have a core curriculum, allowing students to dive straight into their academic interests. Some of its best-known alumni include President Woodrow Wilson, billionaire Michael Bloomberg, novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and film director Wes Craven.



12. Babson College

Location: Wellesley, Massachusetts

Median salary six years after enrolling: $61,700

A leader in entrepreneurial education, Babson College equips students with the skills to innovate, experiment, and lead in the business world and beyond. The private college has produced numerous successful entrepreneurs in its nearly 100-year history, including Arthur Blank, the cofounder and former president of Home Depot who is the eponym of the college's on-campus entrepreneurship hub.



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