Mid-career median salary:
$113,000 (Tie) Starting median salary:
Duke University produces high-earning alumni who work in a number of fields. No doubt because of its Duke University Medical Center, many work in the medical field. Other graduates go into business in high numbers. According to PayScale, many of the country’s CEOs attended Duke. The school has successful alumni such as Richard Nixon, Apple CEO Tim Cook, former Senator Elizabeth Dole, as well as a number of Nobel Prize winners.
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