The 22 MBA programs where students go on to earn the most money

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Harvard University came in at No. 1.

Thinking about getting your MBA, but not sure if it will be worth your time and money?

As it turns out, some programs offer a better return on your investment than others - and PayScale recently found which ones those are.

To identify the MBA programs from which graduates go on to earn the most money in their careers, PayScale, the creator of the world's largest compensation database, looked at the starting (five years of experience or less) and mid-career (10-plus years of job experience) pay for thousands of grads.
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It recently released this data - along with other interesting findings - in its annual College Salary Report.

These are the 22 MBA programs from which graduates go on to earn the most money 10-plus years into their career, according to PayScale:

Find out how your salary stacks up on PayScale.
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22. University of Notre Dame

22. University of Notre Dame

Early career median pay: $94,000

Mid-career median pay: $149,000

Graduate enrollment: 3,731

20. (tie) University of Washington

20. (tie) University of Washington

Early career median pay: $94,800

Mid-career median pay: $150,000

Graduate enrollment: 14,112

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20. (tie) Yale University

20. (tie) Yale University

Early career median pay: $115,000

Mid-career median pay: $150,000

Graduate enrollment: 6,859

16. (tie) University of Virginia

16. (tie) University of Virginia

Early career median pay: $114,000

Mid-career median pay: $151,000

Graduate enrollment: 7,249

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16. (tie) Rice University

16. (tie) Rice University

Early career median pay: $98,600

Mid-career median pay: $151,000

Graduate enrollment: 2,695

16. (tie) University of Michigan — Ann Arbor

16. (tie) University of Michigan — Ann Arbor

Early career median pay: $110,000

Mid-career median pay: $151,000

Graduate enrollment: 15,230

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16. (tie) Babson College

16. (tie) Babson College

Early career median pay: $96,800

Mid-career median pay: $151,000

Graduate enrollment: 942

15. San Jose State University

15. San Jose State University

Early career median pay: $76,000

Mid-career median pay: $153,000

Graduate enrollment: 6,049

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13. (tie) Cornell University

13. (tie) Cornell University

Early career median pay: $117,000

Mid-career median pay: $154,000

Graduate enrollment: 7,397

13. (tie) University of California — Los Angeles

13. (tie) University of California — Los Angeles

Early career median pay: $102,000

Mid-career median pay: $154,000

Graduate enrollment: 12,212

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11. (tie) New York University

11. (tie) New York University

Early career median pay: $96,700

Mid-career median pay: $157,000

Graduate enrollment: 24,289

11. (tie) Emory University

11. (tie) Emory University

Early career median pay: $99,600

Mid-career median pay: $157,000

Graduate enrollment: 6,940

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10. Duke University

10. Duke University

Early career median pay: $110,000

Mid-career median pay: $160,000

Graduate enrollment:9,230

9. Santa Clara University

9. Santa Clara University

Early career median pay: $83,400

Mid-career median pay: $164,000

Graduate enrollment: 3,529

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8. Northwestern University

8. Northwestern University

Early career median pay: $122,000

Mid-career median pay: $167,000

Graduate enrollment: 12,506

7. University of Chicago

7. University of Chicago

Early career median pay: $112,000

Mid-career median pay: $172,000

Graduate enrollment: 9,359

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6. University of California - Berkeley

6. University of California - Berkeley

Early career median pay: $130,000

Mid-career median pay: $174,000

Graduate enrollment: 10,439

5. Stanford University

5. Stanford University

Early career median pay: $121,000

Mid-career median pay: $176,000

Graduate enrollment: 9,944

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4. University of Pennsylvania

4. University of Pennsylvania

Early career median pay: $125,000

Mid-career median pay: $181,000

Graduate enrollment: 13,258

3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

3.  Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Early career median pay: $128,000

Mid-career median pay: $183,000

Graduate enrollment: 6,807

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2. Columbia University

2. Columbia University

Early career median pay: $112,000

Mid-career median pay: $184,000

Graduate enrollment: 19,489

1. Harvard University

1. Harvard University

Early career median pay: $122,000

Mid-career median pay: $201,000

Graduate enrollment: 18,453

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