Which Colleges’ Grads Make the Most Money? Here’s One in Every State

Choosing a college is a big decision.

Not only do you want an environment you’ll enjoy, but you also need a return on your (huge) investment.

We’ve talked before about the nation’s best value colleges — but which schools’ students make the most money later in life?

The Colleges Whose Students Make Bank

Business Insider has the answer.

It recently analyzed data from College Board and the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard to determine the college in each state where students go on to earn the most money.

And you probably haven’t heard of most of them…

In Florida, home of The Penny Hoarder, the winner is Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University — where the median earnings of 10-year graduates is $60,900.

In Michigan, where I went to college, Kettering University comes out on top: Its students earn a median of $74,900 10 years after graduating. I loved U of M… but that kind of money would sure be nice!

Which school crushes it in your state? Click here to see the full list!

Your Turn: Would you choose a school based on these figures?

Susan Shain, senior writer for The Penny Hoarder, is always seeking adventure on a budget. Visit her blog at, or say hi on Twitter @susan_shain.

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