Find the Best Colleges in Each State

We ranked the best colleges in each state based on Salary Score, which allows prospective students to see how schools stack up in terms of alumni earnings. While future salary may not be the primary consideration in every student's college search, Salary Score is one meaningful metric that students can use alongside other factors that are important to them. Each college’s Salary Score is calculated by comparing alumni salaries for each program to alumni salaries for the same program nationwide. Data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni earnings in the first year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. For more information, read our methodology. We’ve listed some popular states below, alongside their repsective Salary Score, for students interested in attending school in a particular location.

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