Here's how much people earn 10 years after attending the most expensive colleges in America


Columbia University

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Graduates from Columbia University go on to make an average of $72,900 each year.


A handful of today's top colleges ask for more than $60,000 a year - and they're only getting pricier.

Does such a pricey education pay off in the long run? We looked at a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, which breaks down the median earnings of students from over 1,400 colleges 10 years after starting their studies.

Using Business Insider's list of the 20 most expensive colleges in America, we highlighted how much students are earning after graduating from the priciest schools. Only one of these schools, Harvey Mudd College, ranked in Georgetown's top 10 list of colleges where students are earning the most, and over half of them didn't even crack the top 50.

Read on to see how much graduates from the most expensive schools go on to earn a decade after enrolling, ranked in ascending order of median earnings.


There is no salary data available for Bard College at Simon's Rock (the 6th most expensive college), so it has not been included in this list: