Study: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology graduates make more than Harvard grads in 1st year

Terre Haute, 11 others ahead of Ivy League school

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - An Indiana college's graduates earn more than Harvard graduates in their first year out of college, according to a PayScale.com study.

 

While Harvard carries the big name, graduates of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute will earn about $6,000 more straight out of school than the Ivy League institution.

 

ABC news asked PayScale to look for colleges whose new graduates make more money than Harvard, and some may find the list surprising.

The No. 1 earning school is Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, Calif., whose graduates earn an average of $64,600 straight out of school.

Rose-Hulman was sixth on the list, with its students earning $60,700 the first year out of school. Harvard graduates take home $54,100 right after graduation.

Rose-Hulman's tuition is also slightly less than Harvard, clocking in at a shade more than $39,000, while Harvard tuition is nearly $41,000.

The biggest bargain school? Missouri University of Science and Technology, whose graduates earn $58,600 with just $9,350 in-state tuition.

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