Mines ranks No. 1 among public universities for graduates' starting salaries

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Mines ranks No. 1 among public universities for graduates' starting salaries

GOLDEN, Colo., July 31, 2009 – Payscale.com, a global online compensation database, ranks Colorado School of Mines as the top public university in the nation for starting salaries of graduates with bachelor’s degrees. 

The site’s College Salary Report includes pay scale information from hundreds of U.S. colleges and universities. According to the report:

  • Among state schools, Mines ranks No. 1 with a starting median salary of $60,000 (someone with less than 5 years experience and a bachelors degree only) and No. 2 for mid-career median salary of $109,000 (someone with at least 10 years experience with bachelors degree only).
  • Among engineering schools, Mines is No. 11 for starting salary and No. 12 for mid-career salary.
  • Among all colleges and universities, Mines is No. 14 for starting salary and No. 23 for mid-career salary.
About Payscale.com’s selection criteria for schools: Foreign, military, and business schools were excluded, as well as those with insufficient data. All 4-year public schools with undergraduate enrollment of at least 5,000 and private schools with undergraduate enrollment of at least 1,000 were considered. Some highly selective public schools with enrollment under 5,000 (e.g. Colorado School of Mines) were also considered. Due to limited samples, some schools are not included on any published list.
 
For more information, see the entire report at payscale.com.
 
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Contact:
Karen Gilbert, Public Relations Specialist / 303-273-3541 / Karen.Gilbert@is.mines.edu
Marsha Williams, Director of Integrated Marketing Communications / 303-273-3326 / marswill@mines.edu

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