A recent study from SmartAsset, a New York-based financial advice company, found that University of Washington Bothell ranks second in the state for the highest post-graduation starting salary. 

The study broke down each school by the average scholarships and grants received, average starting salary, college tuition cost, student living expenses, and the student retention rate. For UW Bothell, the report found that the average starting salary after graduating is $62,300. University of Washington Seattle ranked ahead of UW Bothell in first place. 

Each year as students decide the best college fit, student debt is a defining factor in decision-making. National student debt exceeded $1.7 trillion in 2020. For deciding students, knowing how much money they are expected to earn following graduation from an institution can be important knowledge for decreasing overall debt.  

Visit SmartAsset to learn how Washington schools compare.