People work exceptionally hard to achieve their goals in life, especially in high school because they know that it will lead them to make it to one of the top colleges in the country.
Getting an Ivy League degree does not give you any guarantees that you’re going to get a six-figure paycheck or become the richest one amongst your friends.
Surprisingly, there are a lot of “not-so-famous” universities and colleges that turn out to produce a huge amount of students who go on to graduate.
Zippia, a data team and career search site who analyzed scores to determine the highest earners of each school in every state on average, put together a SOLID list.
There is only one Ivy League school that is included in the Top 10 list and it is Brown University on number two next to University of Maryland.
Here is the new list of colleges with the HIGHEST EARNING graduates in each state:
Alaska: University of Alaska Anchorage — $48,900
Alabama: Birmingham Southern College — $51,000
Arizona: Arizona Christian University — $33,500
Arkansas: Lyon College — $43,900
California: Harvey Mudd College — $84,900
Colorado: Fort Lewis — $39,000
Connecticut: Charter Oak State College — $44,700
Delaware: University of Delaware — $61,300
Florida: Eckerd College — $48,400
Georgia: Spelman College — $51,300
Hawaii: Brigham Young University-Hawaii — $48,300
Idaho: Brigham Young University-Idaho — $46,700
Illinois: Illinois Wesleyan University — $60,500
Indiana: Wabash College — $62,800
Iowa: Grinnell College — $59,500
Kansas: Bethel College-North Newton — $44,100
Kentucky: Centre College — $52,500
Louisiana: Louisiana State University-Alexandria — $35,700
Maine: Bates College — $75.700
Maryland: University of Maryland Baltimore — $102,900
Massachusetts: Amherst College — $82,000
Michigan: Albion College — $55,600
Minnesota: Carleton College — $65,600
Mississippi: Tougaloo College — $29,600
Missouri: Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences — $64,700
Montana: Carroll College — $47,500
Nebraska: Doane University-Arts & Sciences — $47,700
Nevada: College of Southern Nevada — $36,000
New Hampshire: Saint Anselm College — $60,100
New Jersey: Rabbinical College of America — $44,200
New Mexico: Navajo Technical University — $20,000
New York: Helene Fuld College of Nursing — $79,300
North Carolina: Davidson College — $63,500
North Dakota: Bismarck State College — $49,200
Ohio: Denison University — $56,100
Oklahoma: OK State University Institute of Tech — $39,500
Oregon: Linfield College-McMinnville Campus — $56,400
Pennsylvania: Lafayette College — $81,000
Rhode Island: Brown University — $87,600
South Carolina: Wofford College — $58,100
South Dakota: Presentation College — $36,400
Tennessee: Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences — $53,100
Texas: The U of TX MD Anderson Cancer Center — $82,100
Utah: Dixie State University — $39,600
Vermont: Vermont Technical College — $44,800
Virginia: Virginia Military Institute — $62,100
Washington: Whitman College — $56,900
West Virginia: Potomac State College of WVU — $50,600
Wisconsin: Ripon College — $49,200
Wyoming: University of Wyoming — $51,400
This list smashes the stereotype that if you graduate from top schools, you’ll get paid so much. It all depends on the hustle and the drive that you have in your heart to achieve your goals. It is with the person if he/she will succeed in life.
Whether you got a degree from Ivy League schools or community colleges, you create your own future.