Want a High Salary? Go to One of These 10 Colleges in the Southeast

According to the Department of Labor Statistics, in fact, there's a strong positive correlation between the amount of schooling an individual completes and their future earnings. So opponents of getting a college degree can put that in their pipe and smoke it.

Choosing a college, however, is one of the most difficult and stressful decisions for high school juniors and seniors. Eventually, they'll choose a school based on prestige, location, sports teams, or perhaps a school specializing in their intended major. But will that end up the right choice?

The problem is that upon graduating you finally realize that college should've been about choosing an institution that will help you find a job. And in today's economy, the fact is some colleges are better at opening doors than others.

With that said, I have compiled -- with the help of US News and Payscale.com -- the 10 best colleges in the Southeast to prepare future students not only to earn a job after graduation, but to go on to earn fantastic salaries.

Displayed below are the 10 best colleges in the Southeast for average alumni income based on a survey conducted by Payscale.com.

Secure your future with 9 rock-solid dividend stocks
One of the dirty secrets that few finance professionals will openly admit is the fact that dividend stocks as a group handily outperform their non-dividend paying brethren. The reasons for this are too numerous to list here, but you can rest assured that it's true. However, knowing this is only half the battle. The other half is identifying which dividend stocks in particular are the best. With this in mind, our top analysts put together a free list of nine high-yielding stocks that should be in every income investor's portfolio. To learn the identity of these stocks instantly and for free, all you have to do is click here now.

The article Want a High Salary? Go to One of These 10 Colleges in the Southeast originally appeared on Fool.com.

Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Copyright © 1995 - 2014 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Read Full Story