NYU-Poly Graduates Report Nation’s Eighth-Highest Salaries

Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) ranked fourth among engineering colleges and eighth among all four-year colleges in median starting salaries and mid-career salaries for its graduates with bachelor’s degrees, according to the annual survey released by PayScale.

The 2011 Payscale survey reported the median starting salary for NYU-Poly graduates with four-year degrees was $61,000, and the median mid-career salary was $113,000. PayScale bases its mid-career statistics on responses from alumni with at least 10 years of career experience whose highest degree is a bachelor’s.

Engineering, science, medical and technical schools dominated PayScale’s 2011-2012 list for the best salary potential. The nation’s second oldest private engineering school, NYU-Poly enrolls about 4,500 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students. Its philosophy of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship – i-squared-e – encourages students and faculty to develop technological advances that will improve lives.

“We are pleased to once again rank among the nation’s best schools in this measure of the impact of a strong education,” said NYU-Poly President Jerry M. Hultin. “The success of our mid-career alumni, as measured by PayScale, indicates that these lessons in i-squared-e carry throughout life, both for our graduates who pursue careers in institutions and those who build their own companies.”

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About Polytechnic Institute of New York University

Polytechnic Institute of New York University (formerly Polytechnic University), an affiliate of New York University, is a comprehensive school of engineering, applied sciences, technology and research, and is rooted in a 157-year tradition of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship: i2e. The institution, founded in 1854, is the nation’s second-oldest private engineering school. In addition to its main campus in New York City at MetroTech Center in downtown Brooklyn, it also offers programs at sites throughout the region and around the globe. Globally, NYU-Poly has programs in Israel, China and is an integral part of NYU's campus in Abu Dhabi.