How much will you likely earn by attending a Utah or Idaho college?

Published: Monday, Feb. 27 2012 2:39 p.m. MST

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It isn't all about the money, but it never hurts to have a higher salary. Here are the top Utah and Idaho colleges by mid-career median salaries. sources: payscale.com U.S.News Data not found for BYU Idaho.
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South Jordan, UT

How about a study on post graduate from each school? DN propoganda for BYU?

Iowa City, IA

And how does this compare to NOT attending college? Much better.

Bottom line kids: Go to school.

Obama "the snob" is right on this one, sorry Santorum.

Bountiful, UT

How do I figure into the study? I have a degree from the U and one from the Y?

Salt Lake City, UT

IndeMak: BYU has the Law School, business and Accounting programs, but still lacks in Masters and PhD level programs when compared to the "U." It's quite amazing how many professionals have a bachelors from one school and a masters from the other. Academically you'll see much more BYU/Utah than Utah State/Utah.

Utah still is a tier 1 research school, BYU clearly is a tier 2 (big non-medical professional programs in Law & Business), and Utah State is along with Weber and Utah Valley another tier 3 institution.

Independence Is Bliss
San Jose, CA

Wow, by the numbers, Utah ranks a whopping 181 spots below BYU in mid-career median salaries. That's pretty significant in what I would say is a pretty important factor.

Steve Jensen
Herriman, UT

Were would BYU-Idaho come in at?

Zona Zone
Mesa, AZ

Turns out Lenny Gomes was right about Utah fans pumping his gas ... if he, uh, was willing to pay them $70 grand for the privilege.

Go Utes, CA

This is only mildly interesting. Many factors, including the field you choose, geographical location, graduate degrees, etc. have more impact on salary than the undergrad institution you attended.

My guesss - many more BYU grads end up in California than do Utah grads. California salaries are significantly higher (as is the cost of living) for the same jobs.

In Stitches
Provo, Utah


You are probably right about the California thing. This is really just an interesting side note; it doesn't really say anything either way.

Ben Mathews
Lehi, UT

These numbers aren't controlled by what the graduates are doing or where they are living. It is completely meaningless. I always like to see BYU first, but I sure hope a BYU graduate didn't write it.

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