The University Network

Great Schools

Each of these schools outperforms the median for post-graduation salaries!

Colleges to consider for a 1200 SAT score:

Universities are sorted by the average price paid by students who received Pell Grants last year. In-state tuition is used for public universities. Click on the school name to see a full analysis.

  1. Berea College, Berea, KY – $4,706
  2. University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee, Sarasota, FL – $6,504
  3. CUNY City College, New York, NY – $6,773
  4. United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY – $6,866
  5. CUNY Bernard M Baruch College, New York, NY – $7,193
  6. CUNY Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY – $7,361
  7. CUNY Hunter College, New York, NY – $7,887
  8. University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA – $8,846
  9. University of Minnesota-Morris, Morris, MN – $11,157
  10. University of South Florida-Main Campus, Tampa, FL – $11,249
  11. Wayne State University, Detroit, MI – $11,366
  12. Arizona State University-Tempe, Tempe, AZ – $11,572
  13. Arizona State University-Polytechnic, Mesa, AZ – $11,755
  14. University of South Florida-St Petersburg, St. Petersburg, FL – $12,101
  15. University of North Carolina at Asheville, Asheville, NC – $12,145
  16. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL – $12,159
  17. Beloit College, Beloit, WI – $12,327
  18. Truman State University, Kirksville, MO – $12,362
  19. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT – $12,674
  20. Brigham Young University-Provo, Provo, UT – $12,795
  21. Utah State University, Logan, UT – $12,849
  22. Montana Tech of the University of Montana, Butte, MT – $12,875
  23. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM – $12,880
  24. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA – $12,957
  25. University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL – $13,100
  26. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC – $13,171
  27. The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX – $13,343
  28. Florida International University, Miami, FL – $13,398
  29. Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY – $13,467
  30. Purdue University-Main Campus, West Lafayette, IN – $13,545
  31. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL – $13,562
  32. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, Baton Rouge, LA – $13,624
  33. University of California-Irvine, Irvine, CA – $13,712
  34. University of Georgia, Athens, GA – $13,822
  35. Iowa State University, Ames, IA – $13,947
  36. University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA – $14,192
  37. Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO – $14,303
  38. Indiana University-Bloomington, Bloomington, IN – $14,303
  39. University of Mississippi, University, MS – $14,494
  40. San Diego State University, San Diego, CA – $14,585
  41. Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI – $14,638
  42. University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC – $14,665
  43. North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Raleigh, NC – $14,682
  44. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC – $14,753
  45. University of California-Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA – $14,900
  46. Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL – $14,985
  47. SUNY College at Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY – $14,991
  48. SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Utica, NY – $15,248
  49. University of California-Davis, Davis, CA – $15,309
  50. North Dakota State University-Main Campus, Fargo, ND – $15,394
  51. University of Houston, Houston, TX – $15,399
  52. University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL – $15,409
  53. Texas A & M University-College Station, College Station, TX – $15,440
  54. University of Oregon, Eugene, OR – $15,619
  55. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR – $15,648
  56. University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO – $15,764
  57. Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA – $15,845
  58. Bryan College-Dayton, Dayton, TN – $15,858
  59. State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY – $16,333
  60. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX – $16,450
  61. University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL – $16,475
  62. Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA – $16,480
  63. University of Delaware, Newark, DE – $16,736
  64. Clemson University, Clemson, SC – $16,770
  65. University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC – $16,793
  66. University of New Hampshire at Manchester, Manchester, NH – $16,868
  67. University of California-Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA – $16,989
  68. Montana State University, Bozeman, MT – $17,050
  69. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI – $17,120
  70. University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO – $17,157
  71. University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY – $17,163
  72. Ohio State University-Main Campus, Columbus, OH – $17,231
  73. University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus, Norman, OK – $17,288
  74. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE – $17,311
  75. University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY – $17,617
  76. Harding University, Searcy, AR – $17,803
  77. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY – $17,804
  78. University of Vermont, Burlington, VT – $17,831
  79. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN – $18,096
  80. Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID – $18,203
  81. SUNY Maritime College, Throggs Neck, NY – $18,248
  82. Colorado State University-Fort Collins, Fort Collins, CO – $18,318
  83. The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX – $18,422
  84. New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ – $18,544
  85. John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR – $18,777
  86. Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA – $18,785
  87. SUNY College at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY – $18,801
  88. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA – $18,845
  89. Hollins University, Roanoke, VA – $18,918
  90. The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Knoxville, TN – $19,076
  91. University of South Carolina-Columbia, Columbia, SC – $19,095
  92. University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Lowell, MA – $19,095
  93. University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Amherst, MA – $19,324
  94. Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA – $19,370
  95. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA – $19,413
  96. University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL – $19,423
  97. George Mason University, Fairfax, VA – $19,479
  98. Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, WI – $19,581
  99. Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC – $19,692
  100. St Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD – $19,715
  101. University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD – $19,937
  102. James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA – $20,036
  103. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD – $20,097
  104. Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, GA – $20,165
  105. Rutgers University-New Brunswick, New Brunswick, NJ – $20,166
  106. Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI – $20,484
  107. Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR – $20,581
  108. Mercer University, Macon, GA – $20,704
  109. Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH – $20,743
  110. Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA – $20,896
  111. Houghton College, Houghton, NY – $21,124
  112. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT – $21,223
  113. Central College, Pella, IA – $21,233
  114. University of Evansville, Evansville, IN – $21,336
  115. University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA – $21,569
  116. Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN – $21,644
  117. The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL – $21,676
  118. Hendrix College, Conway, AR – $21,779
  119. Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL – $21,803
  120. University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI – $21,872
  121. Auburn University, Auburn, AL – $21,984
  122. University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, Cincinnati, OH – $22,002
  123. LeTourneau University, Longview, TX – $22,029
  124. Millsaps College, Jackson, MS – $22,065
  125. DePauw University, Greencastle, IN – $22,066
  126. Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI – $22,095
  127. Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ – $22,224
  128. Austin College, Sherman, TX – $22,235
  129. Saint Edward’s University, Austin, TX – $22,297
  130. Miami University-Oxford, Oxford, OH – $22,307
  131. Centre College, Danville, KY – $22,338
  132. Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA – $22,485
  133. William Jewell College, Liberty, MO – $22,542
  134. University of Dallas, Irving, TX – $22,632
  135. Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY – $22,638
  136. Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, GA – $22,721
  137. North Greenville University, Tigerville, SC – $22,751
  138. Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, CA – $22,811
  139. Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN – $22,895
  140. Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA – $22,965
  141. Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX – $22,994
  142. Berry College, Mount Berry, GA – $23,058
  143. University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO – $23,127
  144. Trinity University, San Antonio, TX – $23,341
  145. University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK – $23,392
  146. Otterbein University, Westerville, OH – $23,519
  147. Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT – $23,792
  148. St Olaf College, Northfield, MN – $24,042
  149. Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC – $24,083
  150. Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI – $24,115
  151. Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX – $24,116
  152. Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA – $24,136
  153. Howard University, Washington, DC – $24,156
  154. Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL – $24,442
  155. Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH – $24,468
  156. Taylor University, Upland, IN – $24,532
  157. Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL – $24,663
  158. Carroll College, Helena, MT – $24,702
  159. Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL – $25,101
  160. The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH – $25,385
  161. Union University, Jackson, TN – $25,437
  162. Bethel University, Saint Paul, MN – $25,446
  163. Lawrence University, Appleton, WI – $25,507
  164. Arcadia University, Glenside, PA – $25,628
  165. Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK – $25,637
  166. Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, OH – $25,815
  167. Hope College, Holland, MI – $25,938
  168. Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, PA – $26,096
  169. Whitworth University, Spokane, WA – $26,394
  170. Bradley University, Peoria, IL – $26,407
  171. The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ – $26,581
  172. Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA – $26,617
  173. Rhodes College, Memphis, TN – $26,905
  174. Asbury University, Wilmore, KY – $27,061
  175. Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ – $27,213
  176. Drake University, Des Moines, IA – $27,347
  177. Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY – $27,348
  178. Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY – $27,362
  179. Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH – $27,391
  180. Simmons College, Boston, MA – $27,575
  181. Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL – $27,647
  182. Denison University, Granville, OH – $27,944
  183. Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA – $28,105
  184. Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI – $28,184
  185. Creighton University, Omaha, NE – $28,254
  186. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus, Pittsburgh, PA – $28,261
  187. Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA – $28,628
  188. University of Dayton, Dayton, OH – $28,866
  189. Samford University, Birmingham, AL – $29,026
  190. Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY – $29,042
  191. Adelphi University, Garden City, NY – $29,128
  192. Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL – $29,128
  193. Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO – $29,157
  194. Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH – $29,243
  195. University of Denver, Denver, CO – $29,453
  196. Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Albany, NY – $29,502
  197. Webster University, Saint Louis, MO – $29,710
  198. University of St Thomas, Saint Paul, MN – $29,713
  199. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus, University Park, PA – $29,806
  200. Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR – $30,035
  201. Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI – $30,382
  202. Emmanuel College, Boston, MA – $30,607
  203. Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY – $30,662
  204. Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA – $30,674
  205. Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA – $30,718
  206. Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY – $30,722
  207. University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA – $30,829
  208. Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA – $30,987
  209. University of Portland, Portland, OR – $31,063
  210. Eckerd College, Saint Petersburg, FL – $31,151
  211. Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY – $31,167
  212. Butler University, Indianapolis, IN – $31,211
  213. University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA – $31,254
  214. Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY – $31,815
  215. Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR – $31,865
  216. Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH – $31,998
  217. Hobart William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY – $32,355
  218. University of Scranton, Scranton, PA – $32,499
  219. University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA – $32,913
  220. Lafayette College, Easton, PA – $32,953
  221. Seattle University, Seattle, WA – $33,170
  222. Baylor University, Waco, TX – $33,477
  223. Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL – $33,764
  224. University of San Diego, San Diego, CA – $33,821
  225. Babson College, Wellesley, MA – $34,019
  226. Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA – $34,068
  227. Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX – $34,129
  228. Bentley University, Waltham, MA – $34,207
  229. Belmont University, Nashville, TN – $34,327
  230. Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA – $34,502
  231. Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA – $34,808
  232. Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA – $34,812
  233. George Washington University, Washington, DC – $35,282
  234. American University, Washington, DC – $35,325
  235. Kettering University, Flint, MI – $35,447
  236. Elon University, Elon, NC – $35,619
  237. Fordham University, Bronx, NY – $35,932
  238. Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA – $36,050
  239. Yeshiva University, New York, NY – $36,274
  240. Champlain College, Burlington, VT – $36,409
  241. The New School, New York, NY – $36,702
  242. Providence College, Providence, RI – $37,476
  243. DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond, WA – $37,761
  244. Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA – $38,244
  245. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL – $38,607
  246. Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD – $38,861
  247. Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA – $39,831
  248. Chapman University, Orange, CA – $40,769
  249. Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA – $41,855
  250. Emerson College, Boston, MA – $41,998
  251. Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI – $43,457
  252. Pratt Institute-Main, Brooklyn, NY – $45,488

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