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Smart is the New Rich: Money Guide for Millennials by Christine Romans

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Appendix C

PayScale 2014–2015 College Salary Report

All data used to produce PayScale's College Salary Report were collected from employees who successfully completed PayScale's employee survey.

  1. Sample Size: The sample size of degree-holding, full-time, civilian employees working in the United States is 1.4 million. The sample size for each school included ranges from approximately 50 profiles to approximately 4,000 profiles, depending largely upon the size of the school.
  2. What's New?
  3. Unlike previous years, this report includes four types of degree holders:
  4. Bachelor's Degree Only: Only employees who possess a bachelor's degree and no higher degrees are included. This means bachelor's degree graduates who go on to earn a master's degree, M.B.A., M.D., J.D., Ph.D., or other advanced degrees are not included.
  5. All Graduates: This data set contains both those whose culminating degree is a bachelor's degree and those who obtained their bachelor's degree from the school in question and then went on to get a higher degree as well (master's degree, M.B.A., M.D., J.D., Ph.D., or other advanced degrees) from the same or a different school.
  6. Associate Only: Only employees who possess an associate's degree and no higher degrees are included. This means associate's degree graduates who go on to earn a bachelor's degree, master's degree, M.B.A., M.D., J.D., Ph.D., or other advanced degrees are not included.
  7. Data Set Characteristics
  8. U.S. Only: All reports are for graduates of schools from the ...

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