COLLEGE SAVINGS 101

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Want to land a great job? Here's where you should go to school
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Posted: 2015-8-27

by Kathryn Flynn

According to this year's rankings from Business Insider, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the top college in the U.S. The list, now in its seventh year, is based on opinions from 1,000 of their readers, and other statistics, including the schools' average SAT scores and median starting salaries after graduation.

This week, however, the folks at Business Insider dug a little deeper into their results and focused only on answers from respondents who are actively hiring new employees. They created a new ranking list using this information, which differed only slightly from the original. (Spoiler alert: MIT was bumped from the top spot!) So if you or your child are hungry for future success, these are the colleges you'll want to focus on.

But remember, these schools are highly selective and quite costly. Be sure to start building your profile and asking for recommendation letters, and if you haven't started saving you'll want to get a strategy in place as soon as possible. The College Savings Planner can give you an idea about how much you should put away each month to reach your goal. And get started on those scholarship applications you don't have to be a star athlete to land money for school.

According to hiring managers, these are the top 10 colleges in the U.S.:

View the full list here

10. University of California at Berkeley
Starting salary: $59,500
Overall top college ranking: #15

9. Dartmouth College
Starting salary: $55,500
Overall top college ranking: #10

8. University of Pennsylvania
Starting salary: $59,300
Overall top college ranking: #9

7. Columbia University
Starting salary: $59,200
Overall top college ranking: #8

6. Duke University
Starting salary: $59,500
Overall top college ranking: #7

5. Princeton University
Starting salary: $60,000
Overall top college ranking: #4

4. Yale University
Starting salary: $58,500
Overall top college ranking: #6

3. Stanford University
Starting salary: $62,900
Overall top college ranking: #2

2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Starting salary: $70,300
Overall top college ranking: #1

1. Harvard University
Starting salary: $57,700
Overall top college ranking: #3

RELATED: Help get your child into a top school

Photo credit: John Phelan

According to this year's rankings from Business Insider, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the top college in the U.S. The list, now in its seventh year, is based on opinions from 1,000 of their readers, and other statistics, including the schools' average SAT scores and median starting salaries after graduation.

This week, however, the folks at Business Insider dug a little deeper into their results and focused only on answers from respondents who are actively hiring new employees. They created a new ranking list using this information, which differed only slightly from the original. (Spoiler alert: MIT was bumped from the top spot!) So if you or your child are hungry for future success, these are the colleges you'll want to focus on.

But remember, these schools are highly selective and quite costly. Be sure to start building your profile and asking for recommendation letters, and if you haven't started saving you'll want to get a strategy in place as soon as possible. The College Savings Planner can give you an idea about how much you should put away each month to reach your goal. And get started on those scholarship applications you don't have to be a star athlete to land money for school.

According to hiring managers, these are the top 10 colleges in the U.S.:

View the full list here

10. University of California at Berkeley
Starting salary: $59,500
Overall top college ranking: #15

9. Dartmouth College
Starting salary: $55,500
Overall top college ranking: #10

8. University of Pennsylvania
Starting salary: $59,300
Overall top college ranking: #9

7. Columbia University
Starting salary: $59,200
Overall top college ranking: #8

6. Duke University
Starting salary: $59,500
Overall top college ranking: #7

5. Princeton University
Starting salary: $60,000
Overall top college ranking: #4

4. Yale University
Starting salary: $58,500
Overall top college ranking: #6

3. Stanford University
Starting salary: $62,900
Overall top college ranking: #2

2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Starting salary: $70,300
Overall top college ranking: #1

1. Harvard University
Starting salary: $57,700
Overall top college ranking: #3

RELATED: Help get your child into a top school

Photo credit: John Phelan

 

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