What Does an Ivy League Degree Get You?

Going to an Ivy League college is part of the American dream. But does a degree from Harvard mean a better job and better pay? Experts disagree.

Elite investment banking and consulting firms like Goldman Sachs and McKinsey recruit heavily at Harvard, Princeton and other Ivy League schools. But recently, major pharmaceutical, manufacturing and commercial banking companies have shifted recruiting resources away from the Ivies in favor of institutions like the University of Illinois, Purdue and Texas A&M, where they have greater success attracting and retaining high-caliber grads.