The 10 Undergraduate Business Programs That Will Get You The Best Starting Salary

graduate

Photo: Bill Brine vi flickr

College isn’t cheap; but if you choose wisely, the pay-off at the end is worth it.Businessweek released their ranking of the best undergraduate business schools for 2011. We sorted through to see which of these colleges helps students land the highest starting salaries.

Surprisingly, some of the best  salaries don’t come from the best programs.

University of Alabama—Culverhouse

Average starting salary: $57,000

Starting salary rank: 10

Overall program rank: 75

Annual tuition cost: $20,824

Source: Businessweek

Washington University—Olin

Average starting salary: $58,000

Starting salary rank: 8 (tie)

Overall program rank: 14

Annual tuition cost: $41,992

Source: Businessweek

UC Berkeley—Haas

Average starting salary: $58,000

Starting salary rank: 8 (tie)

Overall program rank: 13

Annual tuition cost: $12,462

Source: Businessweek

NYU—Stern

Average starting salary: $60,000

Starting salary rank: 7

Overall rank: 15

Annual tuition cost: $41,478

Source: Businessweek

Georgetown—McDonough

Average starting salary: $60,000

Starting salary rank: 6

Overall rank: 10

Annual tuition cost: $39,768

Source: Businessweek

University of Michigan—Ross

Average starting salary: $60,000

Starting salary rank: 5

Overall rank: 6

Annual tuition cost: $11,837

Source: Businessweek

University of Virginia—McIntire

Average starting salary: $60,000

Starting salary rank: 4

Overall rank: 2

Annual tuition cost: $10,858

Source: Businessweek

Carnegie Mellon—Tepper

Average starting salary: $64,500

Starting salary rank: 3

Overall rank: 21

Annual tuition cost: $42,136

Source: Businessweek

MIT—Sloan

Average starting salary: $65,000

Starting salary rank: 2

Overall rank: 9

Annual tuition cost: $39,212

Source: Businessweek

University of Pennsylvania—Wharton School

Average starting salary: $70,000

Starting salary rank: 1

Overall rank: 4

Annual tuition cost: $40,524

Source: Businessweek

And for those of you considering an MBA:

NOW WATCH: Ideas videos

Business Insider Emails & Alerts

Site highlights each day to your inbox.

Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.