Students at Maine Maritime Academy learn aboard training vessels .
By Kim Clark
February 8, 2016

Everybody knows that techies who go to MIT or Stanford have a great leg up in the job market. But what if you love math but didn’t get a 5 on AP Calculus?

MONEY has scoured the data to find 25 great, accessible colleges for aspiring scientists and engineers. All of these schools accept more than two-thirds of their applicants and have good graduation rates. And, according to PayScale.com, recent alumni who majored in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) earn, on average, more than $50,000 a year.

College PayScale.com early-career median salary for STEM majors Admissions rate Money ranking
Maine Maritime Academy $70,700 79% 8
Texas A&M University–
College Station
$62,000 71% 20
University of Washington–
Bothell Campus
$64,100 79% 36
Manhattan College $60,900 67% 41
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University $61,900 73% 48
Fairfield University $56,700 72% 56
James Madison University $57,000 66% 59
University of Delaware $58,000 68% 65
Citadel Military College of South Carolina $57,400 76% 67
Bryant University $63,200 75% 68
Grove City College $55,600 88% 89
John Carroll University $52,000 83% 93
Washington State University $55,800 82% 96
Michigan State University $57,100 66% 109
Gonzaga University $58,200 68% 109
University of New Hampshire–Main Campus $51,700 80% 116
University of Mary Washington $51,100 77% 119
CUNY College of Staten Island $69,100 94% 123
George Mason University $58,600 67% 127
University of Utah $59,100 81% 127
Michigan Technological University $62,800 76% 127
Wheaton College $50,800 69% 134
Missouri University of Science and Technology $62,100 86% 134
Lawrence University $51,500 73% 141
University of Arizona $60,200 75% 147

Sources: PayScale.com and U.S. Department of Education

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