Stanford would like for their recruits to understand very clearly that choosing a college is a forty-year decision, not a four year decision. Where you go to college will impact the next forty years of your life.
Part of Stanford recruiting strategy is to show recruits exactly how much a Stanford education will help them in the future endeavors, including making money.
Creatively, one of Stanford’s latest recruiting mail-outs to recruits included some figures from a PayScale.com report.
According to PayScale.com , the average salary of a “mid-career” alumni is $119,000. But Stanford took it a step further, by pointing out that of the programs that finished in the Top 25 last season, only Virginia Tech and Texas A&M came within $30,000 of Stanford graduates.
Mid-career alumni, classified as those 15 years out of school, averaged $94,700 (Virginia Tech) and $93,300 (Texas A&M).
The recruiting letter reads, “While the complete college experience sets Stanford apart, there is no question that a Stanford degree later will provide you earning power which can forever change your life. The average Stanford graduate pulls down $40,000 (ital)per year(close) above the grads of the rest of the Top 25 college football programs in the country. Compounded over a career, this represents an advantage of at least $1-2 million. That’s just the salary advantage for the average Stanford grad, and there has been nothing average to this point in your life. Stanford Varsity Athlete alumni are the most sought-after employees across all sectors of the economy in every corner of the country.”
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Looking at the pre-season College Football Live Top 5, here are the mid-career average salaries for their alumni:
Boise State: $66,100