10 national universities where grads make highest starting salaries

The average median starting salary for recent college graduates from ranked National Universities is $50,187, according to U.S. News data. Some of these alumni, however, are making far more than that.

Using data from PayScale, here are the 10 National Universities where graduates with zero to five years of postgraduation work experience and whose highest degree is a bachelor's have the highest median starting salaries:

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Georgia Institute of Technology

U.S. News rank: 34 (tie)

Median starting salary: $65,700

2017-2018 tuition and fees: $12,418 (in-state); $33,014 (out-of-state)

Learn more about the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY)

U.S. News rank: 42 (tie)

Median starting salary: $66,000

2017-2018 tuition and fees: $52,305

Learn more about Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Princeton University (NJ)

U.S. News rank: 1

Median starting salary: $66,700

2017-2018 tuition and fees: $47,140

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 Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ)

U.S. News rank: 69 (tie)

Median starting salary: $67,000

2017-2018 tuition and fees: $50,554

Learn more about the Stevens Institute of Technology.

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)

U.S. News rank: 61 (tie)

Median starting salary: $67,300

2017-2018 tuition and fees: $48,628

Learn more about Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Colorado School of Mines

U.S. News rank: 75 (tie)

Median starting salary: $68,000

2017-2018 tuition and fees: $18,386 (in-state); $37,436 (out-of-state)

Learn more about the Colorado School of Mines.

Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

U.S. News rank: 25 (tie)

Median starting salary: $69,700

2017-2018 tuition and fees: $53,910

Learn more about Carnegie Mellon University.

Stanford University (CA)

U.S. News rank: 5 (tie)

Median starting salary: $70,300

2017-2018 tuition and fees: $49,617

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

U.S. News rank: 5 (tie)

Median starting salary: $76,900

2017-2018 tuition and fees: $49,892

Learn more about the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

California Institute of Technology

U.S. News rank: 10

Median starting salary: $78,400

2017-2018 tuition and fees: $49,908

Learn more about the California Institute of Technology.

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