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PayScale.com ranks Loyola in top 6% of U.S. universities for mid-career salary potential of graduates

| By Stephanie Weaver
PayScale Salary Report 2014

The 2014-2015 PayScale College Salary Report ranks Loyola University Maryland No. 56 of more than 1,000 U.S. four-year colleges and universities for mid-career median salary potential of graduates.

Loyola also ranks in the top 9 percent of all private institutions; in the top 3 percent for all religious institutions; No. 17 for business majors; and No. 29 out of 346 schools for sports fans, a category for institutions with a Division I football or basketball program.

Loyola graduates have the second-highest mid-career salary from all schools in Maryland, after the U.S. Naval Academy. Only two other Jesuit schools, Santa Clara University and Georgetown University, rank ahead of Loyola, and Loyola is among the seven Patriot League institutions ranking in the top 6 percent.

"These latest data released by PayScale offer one set of metrics in continued support of the value of a Loyola University Maryland degree, affirming our commitment to providing students a distinctive, liberal arts, values-based education in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition," said Marc Camille, Ed.D., vice president for enrollment management and communications at Loyola.

PayScale found that the mid-career median salary of a Loyola graduate with a Bachelor’s degree is $101,000, and the early-career salary for a Loyola graduate is $52,000.

Nearly half of Loyola graduates say what they do professionally is very meaningful. When asked if their work makes the world a better place, 46 percent of Loyola graduates answered “Very much so” or “Yes.”

PayScale is an online compensation database. All data used to produce PayScale's rankings were collected from employees who successfully completed PayScale's employee survey. Early-career starting salary data for each school was derived from surveys of full-time employees with five years of experience or fewer in their career or field who hold a bachelor's degree and no higher degrees. Mid-career salary data was derived from surveys of full-time employees with at least 10 years of experience in their career or field who hold a bachelor's degree and no higher degrees.

For more information visit PayScale’s full college salary report and Loyola’s profile page on PayScale’s website.

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