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Big Colleges Where Graduates From Lower-Income Families Outearn Graduates From Higher-Income Families

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Big Colleges Where Graduates From Lower-Income Families Outearn Graduates From Higher-Income Families

Big Colleges Where Graduates From Lower-Income Families Outearn Graduates From Higher-Income Families - Complete List

Rank College Outearnings Low-Income Grad Salary Hi-Income Grad Salary
1 Brigham Young University-Provo $14,400 $74,700 $60,300
2 The University of Tennessee-Knoxville $9,800 $63,500 $53,700
3 University of Washington-Seattle Campus $9,000 $71,600 $62,600
4 Temple University $8,100 $62,600 $54,500
5 Rutgers University-New Brunswick $7,000 $71,400 $64,400
6 University of Wisconsin-Madison $6,800 $70,800 $64,000
7 University of Iowa $6,100 $65,000 $58,900
8 Michigan State University $4,300 $64,600 $60,300
9 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities $2,800 $61,000 $58,200
10 Virginia Commonwealth University $2,700 $49,500 $46,800
11 University of California-San Diego $2,300 $70,300 $68,000
12 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College $2,200 $59,200 $57,000
13 University of Missouri-Columbia $1,600 $56,800 $55,200
14 University of California-Davis $1,400 $66,600 $65,200
15 North Carolina State University at Raleigh $800 $58,000 $57,200
16 The University of Texas at Austin $700 $70,000 $69,300
17 University of California-Irvine $500 $62,300 $61,800
18 University of Houston $0 $59,100 $59,100
19 Texas A & M University-College Station -$300 $66,000 $66,300
20 California State University-Long Beach -$700 $50,600 $51,300
21 California State University-Northridge -$1,100 $47,000 $48,100
22 University of South Carolina-Columbia -$1,200 $51,000 $52,200
23 Auburn University -$1,400 $53,500 $54,900
24 Florida State University -$1,500 $51,100 $52,600
24 University of Central Florida -$1,500 $47,700 $49,200
26 University of South Florida-Main Campus -$1,600 $45,400 $47,000
27 San Francisco State University -$2,200 $51,700 $53,900
28 University of Maryland-College Park -$2,700 $67,400 $70,100
29 California State University-Fullerton -$3,000 $47,100 $50,100
29 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor -$3,000 $73,700 $76,700
31 Florida International University -$3,100 $49,100 $52,200
32 University of Kentucky -$3,200 $49,900 $53,100
32 University of North Carolina at Charlotte -$3,200 $46,900 $50,100
34 New York University -$3,400 $74,700 $78,100
35 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign -$3,500 $65,100 $68,600
35 Texas Tech University -$3,500 $57,100 $60,600
37 University of Florida -$3,800 $61,600 $65,400
38 California State Polytechnic University-Pomona -$3,900 $54,400 $58,300
39 Iowa State University -$4,000 $51,500 $55,500
40 Northern Arizona University -$4,200 $42,000 $46,200
40 University of North Texas -$4,200 $44,800 $49,000
40 University of California-Los Angeles -$4,200 $69,900 $74,100
40 Arizona State University-Tempe -$4,200 $50,300 $54,500
44 University of Georgia -$4,300 $54,000 $58,300
45 Purdue University-Main Campus -$4,400 $59,500 $63,900
45 Indiana University-Bloomington -$4,400 $54,300 $58,700
47 California State University-Sacramento -$4,600 $49,300 $53,900
48 The University of Texas at San Antonio -$4,800 $46,200 $51,000
49 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University -$5,300 $61,700 $67,000
50 San Jose State University -$5,700 $58,300 $64,000
51 University of Colorado Boulder -$5,900 $53,800 $59,700
52 Texas State University -$6,000 $46,100 $52,100
53 Washington State University -$6,200 $51,600 $57,800
54 University of California-Berkeley -$6,300 $71,700 $78,000
55 The University of Alabama -$6,400 $46,000 $52,400
55 Colorado State University-Fort Collins -$6,400 $48,100 $54,500
57 Ohio State University-Main Campus -$7,000 $47,100 $54,100
58 University of Massachusetts-Amherst -$7,100 $50,300 $57,400
58 California State University-Los Angeles -$7,100 $45,700 $52,800
60 San Diego State University -$7,300 $50,500 $57,800
61 Liberty University -$7,500 $35,000 $42,500
61 University of California-Santa Barbara -$7,500 $55,300 $62,800
63 University of Arizona -$7,900 $50,600 $58,500
64 University of Cincinnati-Main Campus -$8,000 $41,800 $49,800
65 Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus -$9,200 $50,600 $59,800
66 West Virginia University -$9,500 $45,000 $54,500
67 Ashford University -$12,500 $33,700 $46,200
68 Southern New Hampshire University -$15,100 $37,300 $52,400
69 Miami Dade College -$17,500 $32,400 $49,900
70 Western Governors University -$19,900 $34,800 $54,700