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lsufball19
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re: Highest salary earners in the SEC (undergraduate)
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In Atlanta, for example, the UGA degree is going to hold more water than a comparable degree from Ole Miss.


Sure, and vice versa. I don't dispute that. I just laugh at the dick measuring of people who both have poly sci degrees at SEC state universities because one school may be ranked higher based on some arbitrary metric. Maybe a little off-topic, but I also laugh at people who spend all the money to go to Vanderbilt for the same degree. I also think it's hilarious when people go to Vandy law to go do a lot of pro bono and court appointed work when they could have done that going to any other law school in the state for a fraction of the price. I guess some people either love paying student loans or have rich parents footing the bill who simply don't care. Hell a good number of the judges in middle TN went to unaccredited Nashville School of Law. Unless you're going into big law it generally doesn't matter where you went as long as you did well in school and passed the bar.
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tylerdurden24
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re: Highest salary earners in the SEC (undergraduate)
From the 2015 article:

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“Georgia Tech puts a very heavy interest in programs related to math and science, which translate to higher paying jobs,” said Jonathan Russell, a junior management information systems and statistics major. “UGA is much more diversified, so starting salaries would cover a much broader range.”


Same can be said about UGA programs and its larger undergraduate population as compared to Auburns population and more established STEM programs. The smaller population with more specialized degrees are going to have the higher average salary. I’m honestly surprised it’s only $2k more.


rockiee
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I also think it's hilarious when people go to Vandy law to go do a lot of pro bono and court appointed work when they could have done that going to any other law school in the state for a fraction of the price


Some lawyers love people so much that they are willing to waste all that money to be the best attorney possible for them.......


skrayper
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These polls are always so stupid. So much of these alleged salaries are based on where these graduates live. For instance, 100k/year in Dallas isn't the same as 100k/year in Jackson, MS. For instance, my job at my firm in Nashville pays about 60% more at the same firm in our California office (outside San Fran). I would assume A&M grads are going to Dallas and Houston. Now compare that to Alabama grads who go to Birmingham or Ole Miss grads going to Memphis and Jackson. By and large you are going to receive the same education at most state schools unless you are in some specialized field the college is known for. A liberal arts degree at Ole Miss will get you the same opportunities as a liberal arts degree at Georgia.


Exactly my point. I make what would be considered "low" for my job title, but the area I'm in has a ridiculously low cost of living (Shenandoah Valley) - I'd easily make double to triple if I were willing to move to DC or NYC. Doesn't mean I'd live a better life though.


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lsufball19
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re: Highest salary earners in the SEC (undergraduate)
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Some lawyers love people so much that they are willing to waste all that money to be the best attorney possible for them.......

Oh there are certainly "true believing" bleeding hearts who don't care about making money, but they don't need to go to Vandy to learn how to do that type of work. They could go to NSL, get an internship at the PD's office, and fulfill their life long dreams of being a poor attorney

When someone asks me where they should go, I generally tell them that if they don't want to go into big law to just go to the law school in the state they wish to practice that gives them the most scholarship money. I never wanted to do big law, didn't go to the "best" law school, but have the same job making the same money as plenty of people in my field who went to "better" law schools. I had the same internships with students from top 20 law schools but came out with barely any debt after my scholarship money while they're paying in excess of a grand a month for the next 10+ years. So who do you think has a better standard of living right now all things considered?
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GaTiger77
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Because half of them transfer in from Kennesaw State.


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Vecchio Cane
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re: Highest salary earners in the SEC (undergraduate)
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texag7


Your payscale link stated that MS State and Ole Miss were both "for sports fans"

immediately quit reading


MSHawg1
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"We suck at sports but at least we're loaded"


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PorkDawg
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Those art majors really bring down that mid-career averages.


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NYCAuburn
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re: Highest salary earners in the SEC (undergraduate)
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, so starting salaries


We are talking about mid career salaries here
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The smaller population with more specialized degrees are going to have the higher average salary.


This is not an absolute or fact



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NYCAuburn
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re: Highest salary earners in the SEC (undergraduate)
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I just laugh at the dick measuring of people who both have poly sci degrees at SEC state universities because one school may be ranked higher based on some arbitrary metric


Like the folks who think USNWR ranking is an "academic" ranking


rockiee
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re: Highest salary earners in the SEC (undergraduate)
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I generally tell them that if they don't want to go into big law to just go to the law school in the state they wish to practice that gives them the most scholarship money.


This should really always be the default answer


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lsufball19
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Like the folks who think USNWR ranking is an "academic" ranking

No kidding Oh, your school built a few new buildings but have the same exact curriculum and same professors teaching the same courses? This school should definitely move up about 25 spots in the rankings this year
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Weagle25
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5k less undergrads


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on average per student


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waiting4saturday
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re: Highest salary earners in the SEC (undergraduate)
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A&M $115,900*

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LSU $101,300


Thank you oil industry.


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I Bleed Garnet
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Yikes we are low.

My life sucks!


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MaroonNation
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re: Highest salary earners in the SEC (undergraduate)
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salaries are based on where these graduates live. For instance, 100k/year in Dallas isn't the same as 100k/year in Jackson, MS. For instance, my job at my firm in Nashville pays about 60% more at the same firm in our California office (outside San Fran). I would assume A&M grads are going to Dallas and Houston. Now compare that to Alabama grads who go to Birmingham or Ole Miss grads going to Memphis and Jackson. By and large you are going to receive the same education at most state schools unless you are in some specialized field the college is known for. A liberal arts degree at Ole Miss will get you the same opportunities as a liberal arts degree at Georgia.



You might want to realize, after posting all of that, Mississippi State has the most valuable degrees in Mississippi. Our early and long term earnings are greater than any other school in Mississippi.


I Bleed Garnet
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has the most valuable degrees in Mississippi.




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fibonaccisquared
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re: Highest salary earners in the SEC (undergraduate)
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So the school with the high acceptance rate has grads that make more money than the elite grads from UGA?


With more than double the STEM degrees earned (31% to 13%), Auburn manages a 2.9% higher *median* salary... Seems like it should be more, frankly.


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fibonaccisquared
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re: Highest salary earners in the SEC (undergraduate)
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Your payscale link stated that MS State and Ole Miss were both "for sports fans"

immediately quit reading


Ga Tech was also listed as "for sports fans"


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