Texas Rising September/October 2009

Rice University leads the list of graduates with the highest mid-career salaries

PayScale Inc’s “2008 College Salary Report” puts Rice University at the top of its list of highest mid-career salaried alumni among colleges in the southern United States. Texas A&M also made the list.

School Beginning Median Salary Mid-career Median Salary
1. Rice University $64,000 $110,000
2. Georgetown University $55,000 $110,000
3. Duke University $58,900 $106,000
4. Georgia Tech. $58,300 $106,000
5. Washington and Lee University, Va. $53,600 $104,000
6. Vanderbilt University, Tenn. $51,200 $104,000
7. Davidson College, N.C. $46,100 $104,000
8. University of Virginia $52,700 $103,000
9. George Washington University $47,000 $97,900
10. Texas A&M University $49,700 $96,100

Source: PayScale Inc.

Stretching your Housing Dollar

Duncanville, a suburb of Dallas, ranked first in the nation for affordable housing, according to CNNMoney.com’s 2009 “Best Places to Live” list. The rankings were based on median home prices and median income ratios.

CityMedian Home Price
Duncanville, Texas $99,648
New Haven, Ind. $89,152
Oak Ridge, Tenn. $102,950
Holland, Mich. $94,018
Sterling Heights, Mich. $137,850
Deer Park, Texas $138,135

Source: CNNMoney.com