Partying Pays

Looks like just because students party all the time doesn’t mean their time in college doesn’t pay off.

The Huffington Post recently ran a photo essay of 10 colleges that surprisingly pay off. HuffPo looked at the median salaries of party school alumni.

The big winner here is the University of Texas, Austin, with an average median career salary of $49,100. That’s not great, but it’s not too bad either.

It’s worth pointing out that this analysis is only done based on average earnings of graduates of major party schools. It’s entirely possible that the heaviest partiers at these schools may end up earning less than their colleges’ average.

Except for Union College and Tulane, the colleges are all state schools.

Guess that leaves more money for beer.

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Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer