The 25 best colleges for a landing a high-paying job right out of school


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Where you go to school can make all the difference during that first job search.

It's great to land a job right out of college - but it's even more exciting when that job pays well.


The Princeton Review recently compiled a list of the 25 colleges with the best career placement in the country, featured in the book "Colleges That Pay You Back: 2016 Edition," published in February, based on students' ratings of career services at their school. The ratings also took into account median starting and mid-career salaries for alumni, using data from PayScale.

Several of these schools, including the top three, focus strongly on engineering, technology, and other STEM-related fields, which typically earn higher than average salaries.

Read on to see the 25 best colleges for landing a high-paying job right out of school.

Find out how your salary stacks up on PayScale.