Holy Cross Ranks No. 12 for Salary Earning Potential

PayScale report highlights schools whose alumni have the highest paychecks

September 16th, 2013 by 


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The College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 12 among liberal arts schools, and No. 36 overall, for graduates’ starting and mid-career salary potential by PayScale.com. The annual list is based on the salaries of both recent graduates and those with 10 to 20 years of experience. Starting median salaries among Holy Cross graduates with less than five years of experience averaged $45,600, an increase from last year’s $44,300. The mid-career median was $106,000.

Holy Cross also came in at No. 15 on PayScale’s “Best Schools for Social Science Majors” list, which ranks schools based on the median mid-career earnings of graduates within the particular major. According to PayScale.com, social sciences include economics, sociology, political science, anthropology, and geography. This is the first year PayScale has ranked colleges by earnings within particular majors.

According to PayScale.com, the College Salary Report includes 1,016 schools this year, which is representative of more than 75 percent of all enrolled bachelor’s degree candidates in the United States, and 130 majors. All data used to produce the PayScale 2013-14 College Salary Report were collected from employees who successfully completed PayScale’s employee survey.

In the 2013 PayScale College ROI (return on investment) Report, a previously released ranking based on what students pay to attend college versus what they get back in lifetime earnings, Holy Cross was No. 161 out of 1,511 U.S. colleges for best tuition ROI.

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