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Lehigh engineering grads rank in top 10 nationally for earning potential

Graduates of Lehigh University’s P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science are tied for seventh in the nation in mid-career median salary, according to a recent report.

Graduates of Lehigh University’s P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science have a salary earning potential that is among the most competitive in the United States, according to a new survey issued by Payscale College Salary Report.

The median starting salary of $57,400 for Lehigh engineering graduates bests many of the nation’s finest schools.

The mid-career standing of Lehigh engineering alumni is even more impressive. According to the Payscale College Salary Report, Lehigh mid-career engineering alumni—defined as graduates with 15 years of work experience—earn $114,000. That figure places the university in a tie for seventh nationally with Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

The $114,000 median salary places Lehigh ahead of such highly regarded peer institutions as Carnegie Mellon ($113,000), the University of California-Berkeley ($112,000), Cornell ($106,000) and Georgia Tech ($105,000).

To see the full list of schools, visit Payscale College Salary Report’s Best Engineering Colleges by Salary Potential.

--Bill Doherty

Photo by Douglas Benedict

 

Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2009

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