Cornell Engineering: Best for Your Bottom Line
Posted by Noah Kantro on October 18, 2012
Recent graduates of the College of Engineering can expect an average starting salary of $62,347. According to Forbes, that’s good enough to rank 7th highest in the nation. In fact, it’s a full 43% higher than the national average for college grads, (just) $43,700, and well above the all-Cornell average, about $52,000.
Of the top ten highest-paying schools ranked by Forbes, eight are devoted to engineering or computer science, and two to business, with the highest starting salary belonging to graduates of Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science – $79,551!
The only other Ivy to appear on the list is UPenn, but it appears twice, for both its School of Engineering & Applied Science (5th – $64,033) and Wharton School of Business (6th – $63,273). The other schools rounding out the list are Harvey Mudd (2), MIT (3), two more Carnegie Mellon schools (4 & 8), and GIT (9 &10).