Payscale: Colorado School of Mines grads have fourth highest salary potential among all public universities, colleges
Colorado School of Mines is the No. 4 public university in the nation for salary potential, according to the latest rankings from Payscale.
Only two U.S. service academies and SUNY Maritime College ranked ahead of Mines among public colleges in PayScale’s 2021 College Salary Report, which compares U.S. colleges and universities based on both their early and mid-career alumni earnings.
At Mines, bachelor’s degree recipients reported a median salary of $79,300 during the first five years after graduation and $148,700 after 10 or more years of work experience. Overall, that puts Mines at No. 19 among all public and private universities in the 2021 report.
Mines also scored high on return on investment, ranking No. 7 among all public and private universities on Payscale’s Best Value Colleges list.
Mines’ 20-year net ROI — the difference between 20-year median pay for a bachelor’s degree graduate and 24-year median pay for a high school graduate, minus the four-year tuition cost — was calculated at $1,017,000.