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Lehigh grads earn high starting salaries

Graduates of Lehigh University have a salary earning potential that is among the most competitive in the northeastern United States, according to a new survey issued by Business Week. With a median starting salary of $59,200, they outpace their counterparts from such universities as Dartmouth, Yale and Brown.

The mid-career standing of Lehigh alumni is equally impressive. Though Ivy School alumni consistently report the highest salaries, Lehigh alumni earn $105,000—a median figure that positions Lehigh favorably against other schools of comparable size and program offerings. The survey focused on undergraduate degrees.

Lehigh alumni have historically fared well when it comes to earning potential. This past year, new graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences earned $5,500 more than the national average, while graduates of the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science reported starting incomes $4,500 above the national average. CBE graduates earned, on average, $7,000 more than the national average for business school students.

Success comes, in part, because of an aggressive corporate recruiting effort undertaken by the university and its Career Services office. Over 300 corporations visited Lehigh University last year.

--Tom Yencho


Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2008

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