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Bentley University graduates are earning among the highest salaries in the country 10 years after graduation, according to new findings from the HEA Group, an education research group, based on U.S. Department of Education data. 

The assessment, which looked at the income of over 5 million former students from over 3,887 higher-education institutions nationwide, named Bentley in the top 10 of these institutions for graduates with the highest median incomes 10 years after graduation, with incomes exceeding graduates from universities such as Yale, Columbia, Harvard and others.

The findings echo recognition Bentley has received in other data-based reports over the last few years for considerable return on investment.  A new New York Times tool ranked Bentley #4 among colleges where alumni earn the highest median income a decade after graduation, ahead of schools such as Stanford, Princeton and Georgetown.

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Bentley was also ranked No. 8 in the nation among colleges and universities offering the greatest return on investment, according to a report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. Bentley graduates enjoy a net economic gain of more than $1 million 20 years after graduation and $2.25 million 40 years after graduation, the report said. 

The rankings reflect Bentley’s approach of combining a business education and technology with arts and sciences, preparing graduates to be successful leaders who excel in their careers and are a force for positive change in the world. For more than a decade, 97% to 99% of Bentley graduates have been employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation. According to data from the most recent class of 2023, 98% of graduates are employed or attending graduate school, with a median starting salary of $73,000.

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