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Statistically Speaking

This Saturday, members of the class of 2007 will gather to kick off their last 50 days as college students before graduating in May. Here’s what prospective grads can anticipate for life after college, by the numbers:

Percentage of the class of 2006 that is currently employed: 49

Percentage of the class of 2006 that is currently attending graduate school: 32

Highest starting salary received by a member of the class of 2006: $90,000

Lowest starting salary received by a member of the class of 2006: $22,000

Increase in the average starting salary of a Carnegie Mellon graduate in computer science since 2002: 12.75 percent

Percentage of the class of 2006 who hadn’t decided on post-graduation plans as of last spring: 15