Great News: Nevada’s College Grads Are Earning Big Bucks
I was fortunate enough to afford in-state college tuition at a small Vermont college back in the day. So, I was able to pay off my college loans in ten years. However, it costs an arm and a leg these days to send your kid to a top university. While this may be true, its nice to know that Nevada college graduates are some of the top earners in the nation.
Nevada College Graduates Rank In The Top 5 In Annual Income
Recently, DegreeChoices.com studied data relating to recent college grads and how much they’re earning per year. Surprisingly, Nevada ranks in the top 5. These rankings are based on 2018 graduates who are working and not currently enrolled in a university. Generally, Nevada college graduates from 2018 earn an average annual income of $58,376. That puts the Silver State at number five in their rankings.
We’re in good company as three of the top five states with the highest earners are in the Northeast. One would expect that since that’s where lots of Ivy League schools are located. In fact, Massachusetts leads the nation in college grads with the highest average annual salary four years after leaving school. However, that median income of $59,862 doesn’t go to Harvard graduates. Instead, it’s M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) who lead the way with an annual average income of $129,392.
Rounding out the top five are Connecticut in second ($59,356), New Jersey in third ($58,904), and California in fourth ($58,441). It’s interesting to note that the only state in the top 10 where graduates of an Ivy League school are top earners is New Hampshire. Dartmouth grads earn an average of $90,893 four years after leaving that esteemed institution.
Which Types Of Universities Produce The Nation’s Top Earners?
Therefore, if Ivy League schools are not producing top earners, which types of universities should high schoolers be considering? Apparently, it’s the fields of science, technology, and medicine producing the highest earning college grads.
Here in Nevada, Roseman University of Health Sciences is producing the highest earning graduates. In fact, in 2022, Roseman grads earn an average of $90,036 four years after completing their degree. Incidentally, they have campuses in Henderson, Summerlin, and South Jordan, Utah.
The highest earning college graduates in the other states in the top five come from similar institutes of higher learning. Number two Connecticut’s top earners graduate from the American Sentinel College of Nursing and Health Science. Third place New Jersey sees their top earners graduate from the Stevens Institute of Technology. California’s fourth place ranking shows the California Institute of Technology grads earning the highest annual income.
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