Here’s Mudd in your eye!

Payscale.com just released a list of the colleges that offer the best bang for your buck. At the top of the list was a place called Harvey Mudd College.

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I had never heard of Harvey Mudd College. In fact, I thought “Harvey Mudd” was the name of a con man character on “Star Trek”

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But after intensive research (OK, I just Googled it), I discovered the Star Trek dude’s name was Harry Mudd… and it appears that he wore a puffy shirt long before Jerry Seinfeld.

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Tech colleges dominate the overall list (apparently the real “revenge of the nerds” is that they out-earn the rest of us), but you can also filter by state, category (public or private), and major or career.

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Because college isn’t all about the Benjamins. For example, teachers may not make as much cold, hard cash as engineers and data geeks, but they get fringe benefits such as:

  • making a positive impact on future generations
  • getting snide “must be nice to have summers off” comments at parties
  • getting spitballs shot at their head when they are writing on the blackboard

And now, a musical tribute to the founder of Harvey Mudd College…

 

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