Delaware County Community College: $34,6001/30
Delaware County Community College: $34,600
Montgomery County Community College: $35,800|Twitter2/30 Montgomery County Community College: $35,800|Twitter
Manor College: $38,500|Wikimedia Commons3/30 Manor College: $38,500|Wikimedia Commons
Chestnut Hill College: $39,3004/30
Chestnut Hill College: $39,300
Valley Forge Military College: $40,500|Wikimedia Commons5/30 Valley Forge Military College: $40,500|Wikimedia Commons
Cabrini College: $40,900|Wikimedia Commons6/30 Cabrini College: $40,900|Wikimedia Commons
Lincoln Technical Institute - Philadelphia: $41,200|LinkedIn7/30 Lincoln Technical Institute - Philadelphia: $41,200|LinkedIn
Eastern University: $41,300|Twitter8/30 Eastern University: $41,300|Twitter
Neumann University: $43,950|Twitter9/30 Neumann University: $43,950|Twitter
Arcadia University: $42,900|Twitter10/30 Arcadia University: $42,900|Twitter
Peirce College: $46,800|Twitter11/30 Peirce College: $46,800|Twitter
Temple University: $47,200|Wikimedia Commons12/30 Temple University: $47,200|Wikimedia Commons
Penn State University - Abington: $47,700|Youtube13/30 Penn State University - Abington: $47,700|Youtube
Penn State University - Brandywine: $47,700|Youtube14/30 Penn State University - Brandywine: $47,700|Youtube
Rosemont College: $47,800|Wikimedia Commons15/30 Rosemont College: $47,800|Wikimedia Commons
Philadelphia University: $48,300|Wikimedia Commons16/30 Philadelphia University: $48,300|Wikimedia Commons
Swarthmore College: $48,500|Twitter17/30 Swarthmore College: $48,500|Twitter
Holy Family University: $48,500|Twitter18/30 Holy Family University: $48,500|Twitter
Strayer University: $49,200|Yelp.com19/30 Strayer University: $49,200|Yelp.com
La Salle University: $50,900|Wikimedia Commons20/30 La Salle University: $50,900|Wikimedia Commons
Gwynedd Mercy University: $51,600|Twitter21/30 Gwynedd Mercy University: $51,600|Twitter
Widener University: $52,900|Wikimedia Commons22/30 Widener University: $52,900|Wikimedia Commons
Bryn Mawr College: $53,600|Wikimedia Commons23/30 Bryn Mawr College: $53,600|Wikimedia Commons
Haverford College: $56,600|Wikimedia Commons24/30 Haverford College: $56,600|Wikimedia Commons
Saint Joseph's University: $58,400|Wikimedia Commons25/30 Saint Joseph's University: $58,400|Wikimedia Commons
Drexel University: $62,600|Wikimedia Commons26/30 Drexel University: $62,600|Wikimedia Commons
Villanova University: $73,900|Wikimedia Commons27/30 Villanova University: $73,900|Wikimedia Commons
University of Pennsylvania: $79,700|Wikimedia Commons28/30 University of Pennsylvania: $79,700|Wikimedia Commons
Thomas Jefferson University: $86,300|Wikimedia Commons29/30 Thomas Jefferson University: $86,300|Wikimedia Commons
University of the Sciences: $95,800|Twitter30/30 University of the Sciences: $95,800|Twitter
Students graduating from 50 four-year colleges and universities, technical schools and community colleges in the Philadelphia area can expect to earn between$19,300 and $95,800 after graduation.
Metro analyzed data from50 schools in Philadelphia and within a 20-mile radius of the city. The highest salaried graduates in the area can expect to make is just shy of $100,000. Their alma mater might surprise you.
The data comes from theU.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard, which looks athigher-education institutions around the country, and offers prospective students information on financial aid, GI Bill benefits andhow to choose the right college.
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Of the 50 schools area schools Metro analyzed:
— The average cost of tuition is $21,750 a year. The priciest school is Villanova University, at $35,565 annually; the least expensive is Delaware County Community College, costing students $5,428 annually.
— Nationally, the average annual cost of tuition is $16,200.
— Fifty-four percent of students enrolling in colleges in the Philadelphia area graduate, on average. The University of Pennsylvania sees the highest graduation rate, at 96 percent; the Community College of Philadelphia had the lowest, at 10 percent.
— Of the area's three community colleges, Community College of Philadelphia has the lowest graduation rate: 10 percent. Alumni fromMontgomery County see the highest post-grad salary: $35,800.
— None of the 50 were named in the Scorecard's featured lists: Affordable Four-Year Schools with Good Outcomes; 25 Community Colleges that Advance Opportunities for Low-Income Students; 26 Four-Year Public and Private Colleges with Low Costs and High Salaries; and community colleges with high salaries.
–The average salary for students graduating from Philly-area colleges is $42,683. The University of the Sciences takes the top salary: $95,800. The University of Pennsylvania is No. 3, at $79,700.
Edit's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified Holy Family University's graduation rate of 5 percent. It is 55 percent. Metro regrets the error.