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Graduate Earning Potential

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Clarkson students at Commencement

Getting your degree from Clarkson will increase your earnings by 42 percent, on average. That’s the finding from the Brookings Institution, which looked at colleges' direct contributions to alumni salaries. The non-partisan think tank used data on a range of college and student characteristics, then calculated graduates’ predicted and actual earnings.

Brookings predicted that graduates would earn a mid-career salary of $72,583. But Clarkson graduates are actually making much more: $110,700. That 42-percent boost in income places Clarkson in the Top Ten Universities that increase salaries the most.

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