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Pac-12 and CSU starting salaries for graduates

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by tsarbomba, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. tsarbomba

    tsarbomba One Damn Dirty Ape Club Member

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    I know what you are thinking, this is not really a football related thread. I would normally agree with you, but after hearing an oafish CU fan castigate a CSU fan after the humiliation at Denver this year, with the subject matter of the particular castigation being the potential starting salary with a CSU degree, I found this website interesting. It is a tool to learn the average starting salary of US universities. If we just limit it to undergrad degrees (which is the fair way to go, as CU as a law school, while CSU has a vet school, so graduate degrees are apples and oranges), here are some results:

    Not surprising, the highest Colorado school is Mines, ranked no. 41, with an average starting salary of $67,900, and a mid-career salary of $107,300.

    CU is ranked no. 172, with a starting salary of $47,900 and mid-career of $87,400.

    CSU is ranked no. 357, with a starting salary of $46,000 and a mid-career salary of $79,200.

    So CU grads do, in fact, make more money, on average. I am not sure that it is worthy of castigating a CSU fan at a football game, but there is the data.

    Here are the rankings for the Pac-12:

    5. Stanford, $62,900 and $126,400.
    27. Cal, $59,500 and $114,200.
    78. USC, $51,700 and $98,000.
    92. UCLA, $53,000 and $95,900.
    126. Washington, $52,400 and $91,700
    172. CU $47,900 and $87,500
    201. Washington State, $46,800 and $86,000.
    208. Arizona. $50,000 and $85,700.
    229. Utah, $47,400 and $84,700.
    241. Oregon State. $46,500 and $84,100.
    246. ASU $47,700 and $83,900.
    467. Oregon. $42,900 ad $74,900.

    Just for grins, here are some other figures:

    244. Baylor. $46,300 and $84,000.
    339. Nebraska. $43,400 and $79,800.
     
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  2. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    You'd have to normalize for the fact that grads often stay local and cost of living is wildly disparate making the examples above.
     
  3. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    Very true although I don't know how you would index the price of meth in Nebraska.:lol:

    Actually a good point with the cost of living in major cities in California much higher than the majority of the rest of the country being a factor.

    I am not surprised by the entry level average of Mines but the mid-career number and relative lack of growth is interesting. Wonder if Mines wouldn't be well served to add some management focus to their degrees allowing graduates to more easily move into higher paying executive positions in the industries in which they work.
     
  4. cnbuff410

    cnbuff410 Club Member Club Member

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    $47,900 in Colorado is pretty much like $58000 - $60000 in California.
     
  5. FightCu1414

    FightCu1414 Fifth year Senior Club Member

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    What website did you use? Those are always interesting statistics.
     
  6. tsarbomba

    tsarbomba One Damn Dirty Ape Club Member

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    Sorry, I forgot to link it. Here it is.
     
  7. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    The Stanford/Cal gap is no fluke.
     
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    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    What you did there...

    I see it.
     
  9. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Those numbers can be deceiving in a lot of ways. F'rinstance - Stanford graduates a couple thousand per year at the most. Cal graduates three times that many. So perhaps it would be better to take the top third of Cal grads and compare them to the Stanford grads. Larger schools get dragged down in comparison because schleps like me graduate and immediately go to work as a bartender or something like that.
     

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