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Wharton Tops Ivy League Rivals for MBA Return on Investment

Alumni of the University of Pennsylvania’s business school have the highest earnings net of debt payments two years after graduation.

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Unidentifable boy at graduationPhotographer: Laurie Rubin/Stone RF

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania offers MBA graduates the most bang for their buck, according to a new ranking.

Two years after graduation, Wharton alumni made a median salary of $169,200, net of federal student loans. That topped the list of more than 700 graduate programs in business administration, management, and operations analyzed by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, and is more than triple the median return among all MBAs.