ABC News Report: Loma Linda University Graduates Top Some Ivy League College Graduates on Starting Pay

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ABC News asked PayScale, which tracks college graduates’ starting median salaries, to look for colleges whose graduates earn more than Harvard’s – with surprising results. According to PayScale, the latest batch of Harvard graduates will earn $54,100; while those from Loma Linda will receive $64,600.

The campus of Loma Linda University. A recent ABC News report noted that new graduates of Loma Linda University out earn their peers from some Ivy League colleges.

New graduates of Loma Linda University earn more than their colleagues from some Ivy League colleges – including Harvard, Yale, and Princeton universities, according to a recent report from ABC News.

ABC News asked PayScale, which tracks college graduates’ starting median salaries, to look for colleges whose graduates earn more than Harvard’s – with surprising results. According to PayScale, the latest batch of Harvard graduates will earn $54,100; while those from Loma Linda will receive $64,600.

“Graduate from Harvard and Aunt Bessie will be impressed. Graduate from Loma Linda University, and you’ll get a better-paying job,” advised the ABC News report.

The report said colleges that rank the highest tend to have concentrations on engineering, nursing and health sciences. Loma Linda University, which has more than 4,300 students, is a health-sciences focused institution made up of eight schools: Allied Health Professions, Behavioral Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Religion.

The list below are the five top schools, their location, and their graduates’ median starting salary, as drawn up by PayScale for ABC News:

1.    Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, Calif., $64,600
2.    Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, Calif., $64,400
3.    Molloy College, Rockville Center, New York, $64,000
4.    Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colo., $63,400
5.    Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass., $61,200

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About Loma Linda University (http://www.llu.edu)
Loma Linda University is a Seventh-day Adventist educational health-sciences institution with more than 4,300 students located in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Eight schools make up the University organization: Allied Health Professions, Behavioral Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Religion. More than 55 programs ranging from certificates of completion and associate in science degrees to doctor of philosophy and professional doctoral degrees are offered. Students from more than 80 countries around the world and virtually every state in the nation are represented in Loma Linda University’s student body.

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