« on: December 24, 2006, 12:33:07 PM »
Is the point of this thread that it has no point? Kind of like Seinfeld?
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Tulane's US News numbers are skewed by low reporting (24% or 26% I think) probably due to Katrina, and Tulane grads do not make more than HYS grads (I wish.) You need to look at % reporting their salary numbers to know how to interpret that number.
Yeah, no sh*t? :p
The problem is that while Tulane reports that their 75th percentile makes $135k, everyone at Harvard (25th and 75th (and by inference everyone else) reports $125k. Both reports 2005 numbers, btw. So even with low reporting, if these numbers were real many Tulane graduates would be making more than Harvard grads. As you say this is obviously not the case, and is just creative marketing from Tulane; it just makes little sense why they'd lie about something like that.
$83k "average" means for every $135k job, there is a $35k job. Ick.
Well, not really. That's why you use medians instead of averages when looking at salary figures.