West Chester University is the highest-ranked school in Chester County on the Best Colleges in Pennsylvania by Salary Potential list published by PayScale.
The rankings were compiled using several criteria, including early-career pay, mid-career pay, and job meaning to the employee. The survey only includes schools that have a substantial number of graduates working for civilian employers across the country.
WCU checked in at No. 36 on the list with $46,700 in early-career pay. This increases significantly by mid-career to $88,600. Also, 48 percent of WCU graduates believe that their job makes the world a better place, which helped push the college higher on the list.
Next on the list is Lincoln University, which placed 53rd with $47,300 in early-career and $82,900 in mid-career pay. Just behind is Immaculata University at No. 54 with $47,600 in early-career and $81,800 in mid-career salary.
The University of Valley Forge in Phoenixville ranks 100th with $36,400 and $57,000 in early- and mid-career pay, respectively.
Read the entire Salary Potential report at PayScale here.