How's $102,900 annually sound for a recent college grad?

Perri Ormont Blumberg
August 10, 2018
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Sure, you're not going to pick a school on earning potential alone. But wouldn't it be nice to know that the college a family member or close friend matriculates at will reap the graduate a bountiful pay check?

Career site, Zippia, did the grunt work for us and looked at the small colleges with the highest earning graduates by state to determine the best option in every state in America. To do so, they looked at the most recent College Scorecard data to find the school in each state with the highest average earners 10 years after entry. When the rankings were complete, they found that the University of Maryland Baltimore was the top spot for highest earning graduates from a small college, overall. Among the top 10, only two other Southern schools made the cut, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, and Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences in Kansas City, Missouri.

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So how much can University of Maryland Baltimore students expect to make? 10 years after entry, their average earnings came in at $102,900. Compared to Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, which ranked in second place with average earnings of $87,600, U of M Baltimore grads can expect to pocket some $15,300 more annually 10 years after entry.

Kudos to you, Charm City.