See which school came out on top!
Because college students are taking on more debt than ever, a key factor in a student’s decision to attend a college is the starting salary they can expect after graduation. But the average annual growth rate for the cost to attend a four-year university between the years of 1989 and 2016 was 2.6% per year compared to only a 0.3% annual growth in wages. The cost to attend a university increased nearly eight times faster than wages did.
This leaves many students considering which colleges will provide them with the best starting salary upon graduation. A recent study by SmartAsset ranked the schools where students earned the best average starting salaries in North Carolina.
Check below to see how schools in North Carolina stacked up:
1. Duke University, $65,300
2. Wake Forest University, $56,000
3. North Carolina State University at Raleigh, $53,800
4. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, $51,200
5. Elon University, $49,400
6. North Carolina A & T State University, $49,300
7. University of North Carolina at Charlotte, $49,300
8. East Carolina University, $45,600
9. High Point University, $45,100
10. Winston-Salem State University, $44,900
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