Which college grads get the most pay for their degrees?You'd think a degree from Yale would be a sure bet for landing a high-paying job. But, the Ivy League school doesn't even rank among the 40 schools in a study of the average salaries of millions of graduates. The State University of New York Maritime College ranked first in the report by PayScale, and was followed by another small college with a strong engineering program Harvey Mudd College. California's Harvey Mudd ranked first in a study of where to go to get the greatest earnings in return for your tuition.
■Class discussion: Have you considered what career you might study for after you leave high school? Do you know how much could you expect to earn in that career? How big is the demand for people trained for those jobs? Is money the only factor to consider in selecting a career? Would you want a job that paid well but made you miserable? What should you know before selecting a college or technical school? How many students graduate? How many graduates get the jobs they trained for? How much to grads earn? How good are the football and basketball teams?