NEW YORK (TheStreet) - Colleges specializing in nursing, pharmacy and, frankly, most medical studies, dominate a list of which schools offer students the highest paying jobs after graduation, according to President Barack Obama's College Scorecard.

The College Scorecard is a new tool launched earlier in September by the Obama Administration. The data-rich Web site came up with a list of 22 two-year and four-year schools where, following graduation, students can earn top pay compared to other majors.

The tool allows users to plug in a variety of factors to find the best school to go to, depending on their needs. It compares and contrasts "nearly all post-secondary institutions in the United States" based on size, pricing, degrees, graduation rates and salary after graduation, among other measurements of more than 7,000 higher-ed institutions. The Web site does not attempt to rank schools. The data is based on students who have received a federal loan or grant to attend college, according to The New York Times.

"For the first time, students and their advisors can search for the earnings of students who attended an institution, along with the most up-to-date information about other measures of a college's quality, including the percentage of students who graduate or repay their loans," according to a Sept. 14 blog post by The White House. "Students can also access a new measure of cumulative student debt for borrowers who complete their degree at each institution and an improved measure of students' success in repaying their loans."

To find the colleges where students have the potential for the highest salaries after graduation, TheStreet chose to use parameters of colleges that earn salaries of $80,000 or more. (The College Scorecard notes that the national average for salary after attending college is $34,363.)

While medical schools dominate the list, a fair amount of engineering and technology schools are also represented. Here's the list of colleges, sorted from least to most salary after attending. And when you're done be sure to check out the 11 small schools where you get the most bang for your buck.

Note: The average annual cost is the annual net price for students who get financial aid, after aid from the school, state or federal government is applied. For public schools, the annual cost is the average cost for in-state students. Salary after attending is the median earnings of former students who received financial aid at 10 years after entering the school. Total debt listed by College Scorecard measures only federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who completed. It does not take into account private loans or Parent PLUS loans.


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22. The University of Maryland-Baltimore
Baltimore, Md.
738 Undergraduates
4-Year School

Average Annual Cost: N/A
Graduation Rate: N/A
Average Salary After Attending: $80,400

Approximately half of the undergraduate students who attend University of Maryland's Baltimore campus are receiving federal loans to help them do so, with a median total federal debt of $14,500 following graduation.

All of the students who attend go for health professions and related programs, according to College Scorecard.

UMB is Maryland's "only public health, law, and human services university. Seven professional and graduate schools train the majority of the state's physicians, graduate nurses, dentists, lawyers, social workers, and pharmacists," according to its Web site.

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21.Stanford University
Stanford, Calif.
6,980 Undergraduates
4-Year School

Average Annual Cost: $15,713
Graduation Rate: 95%
Average Salary After Attending: $80,900

Approximately 13% of the undergraduate students who attend Stanford University are receiving federal loans to help them do so, with a median total federal debt of $12,224 following graduation.

The most popular areas of study at Stanford include social sciences, 17% have chosen this field of study; multi/interdisciplinary studies, 17% of students chose this field; engineering, with 16% of students majoring in it, and computer and information sciences and support services, with 8% of the student population.

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20. California Maritime Academy
Vallejo, Calif.
1,044 Undergraduates
4-Year School

Average Annual Cost: $16,974
Graduation Rate: 58%
Average Salary After Attending: $81,100

Approximately 60% of the undergraduate students who attend California Maritime Academy are receiving federal loans to help them do so, with a median total federal debt of $26,000 following graduation.

Cal Maritime, as it's known for short, is one of seven degree-granting maritime academies in the U.S. and the only one located on the West Coast, according to its Web site. Students engage in at least one summer training cruise on the Pacific on the school's 500-foot training ship, GOLDEN BEAR to gain "perspective on our increasingly global culture and economy," the site said. Its mission is to be a "leading educational institution recognized for excellence in the business, engineering, operations, and policy of the transportation and related industries of the Pacific Rim and beyond."

The most popular areas of study at Cal Maritime include transportation and materials moving programs, 41% have chosen this field of study; engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, 18% of students chose this field; and social sciences, with 16% of students choosing these programs.


19. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
10 Undergraduates
4-Year School

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Average Annual Cost: N/A
Graduation Rate: N/A
Average Salary After Attending: $81,500

UT Southwestern Medical Center is a medical school granting degrees through three institutions: UT Southwestern Medical School, UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and UT Southwestern School of Health Professions.

Students pursuing medical careers through UT Southwestern go through four years with three distinct periods - pre-clerkship, clerkship and post-clerkship, according to its Web site. The clerkship period is "designed to provide the opportunity to explore clinical fields, with rotations in internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, neurology, and family medicine," the site said.

Approximately 9% of the undergraduate students who attend are receiving federal loans to help them do so, with zero federal debt following graduation.

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18.Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, N.Y.
5,379 Undergraduates
4-Year School

Average Annual Cost: $32,986
Graduation Rate: 85%
Average Salary After Attending: $81,700

Approximately 59% of the undergraduate students who attend Rensselaer are receiving federal loans to help them do so, with a median total federal debt of $27,836 following graduation.

More than half of the student's at the nation's oldest technology research university study engineering (54%). Other popular majors include computer and information sciences and support services (9%), the physical sciences, business, management, marketing, and related support services (6%) and biological and biomedical sciences (6%).


17. Helene Fuld College of Nursing
New York, N.Y.
393 Undergraduates
2-Year School

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Average Annual Cost: N/A
Graduation Rate: 62%
Average Salary After Attending: $82,100

Approximately 58% of the undergraduate students who attend Helene Fuld College of Nursing are receiving federal loans to help them do so, with a median total federal debt of $13,750 following graduation.

"Recognizing nursing as a multi-level career, the College is committed to advancing licensed practical nurses to the associate degree registered nurse level in a one-year full-time program and registered nurses to the baccalaureate degree in a nineteen-month full-time program. Students in both programs have the option of attending part-time," according to its Web site.

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16.Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, N.J.
2,662 Undergraduates
4-Year School

Average Annual Cost: $30,808
Graduation Rate: 78%
Average Salary After Attending: $82,800

Approximately 66% of the undergraduate students who attend Stevens Institute of Technology are receiving federal loans to help them do so, with a median total federal debt of $27,000 following graduation.

Roughly two-thirds of students at Stevens major in engineering followed by business, management, marketing and related support services (10%).

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15. Georgetown University
Washington, D.C.
7,261 Undergraduates
4-Year School

Average Annual Cost: $27,801
Graduation Rate: 93%
Average Salary After Attending: $83,300

Approximately 28% of the undergraduate students who attend Georgetown are receiving federal loans to help them do so, with a median total federal debt of $17,500 following graduation.

Approximately 35% of students at Georgetown major in the social sciences. Another 16% major in business, management, marketing and related support services and 10% major in health professions and related programs there.

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14. Babson College
Wellesley, Mass.
2,106 Undergraduates
4-Year School

Average Annual Cost: $28,057
Graduation Rate: 90%
Average Salary After Attending: $85,500

Approximately 37% of the undergraduate students who attend Babson are receiving federal loans to help them do so, with a median total federal debt of $27,000 following graduation.

Known for its strong entrepreneur program, all of its students major in business, management, marketing and related support services at Babson.

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13. University of the Sciences
Philadelphia, PA
1,830 Undergraduates
4-Year School

Average Annual Cost: $25,883
Graduation Rate: 73%
Average Salary After Attending: $85,800

Approximately 74% of the undergraduate students who attend USciences are receiving federal loans to help them do so, with a median total federal debt of $27,000 following graduation.

The university began nearly 200 years ago as the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. "From treating, researching, and studying diseases and cures on a molecular level to the medicines that improve the lives of people worldwide, USciences is about moving life forward," its Web site said.

Approximately 82% of students major in health professions and related programs. Another 11% of students major in biological and biomedical sciences.

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12. Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health
Los Angeles, Calif.
182 Undergraduates
2-Year School

Average Annual Cost: N/A
Graduation Rate: N/A
Average Salary After Attending: $85,800

Approximately 48% of the undergraduate students who attend L.A.'s College of Nursing and Allied Health are receiving federal loans to help them do so, with a median total federal debt of $14,330 following graduation.

The college "prepares students for employment, professional development, and/or advancement within Los Angeles County," according to its Web site. The school offers two academic divisions - a School of Nursing and its Education and Consulting Services as a continuing education program.


11. St. Paul's School of Nursing-Staten Island
Staten Island, N.Y.
747 Undergraduates
2-Year School

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Average Annual Cost: $21,937
Graduation Rate: 71%
Average Salary After Attending: $86,200

Approximately 82% of the undergraduate students who attend St. Paul's School of Nursing are receiving federal loans to help them do so, with a median total federal debt of $20,000 following graduation.

The college is an accredited nursing school where students focus on health professions and related programs.

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10. Harvard University
Cambridge, Mass.
7,278 Undergraduates
4-Year School

Average Annual Cost: $14,049
Graduation Rate: 97%
Average Salary After Attending: $87,200

Approximately 3% of the undergraduate students who attend Harvard are receiving federal loans to help them do so, with a median total federal debt of $6,000 following graduation.

Roughly one-third of students at Harvard major in the social sciences, while another 14% major in biological and biomedical sciences. An additional 8% choose history as a major. Mathematics and statistics as well as psychology are also popular majors there.



9. Cochran School of Nursing
Yonkers, N.Y.
79 Undergraduates
2-Year School

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Average Annual Cost: N/A
Graduation Rate: N/A
Average Salary After Attending: $87,700

Approximately 74% of the undergraduate students who attend Cochran School of Nursing are receiving federal loans to help them do so, with a median total federal debt of $20,000 following graduation.

Students who attend Cochran's two-year program receive an Associate in Applied Science degree and is prepared for state licensing exams to become a registered nurse. Cochran is affiliated with Excelsior College, Mercy College and SUNY Delhi and St. Johns Riverside Hospital.

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8.St. Paul's School of Nursing-Queens
Rego Park, N.Y.
592 Undergraduates
2-Year School

Average Annual Cost: $29,587
Graduation Rate: 79%
Average Salary After Attending: $88,700

Approximately 90% of the undergraduate students who attend St. Paul's School of Nursing are receiving federal loans to help them do so, with a median total federal debt of $20,000 following graduation.

The college is an accredited nursing school where students focus on health professions and related programs.

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7. United States Merchant Marine Academy
Kings Point, N.Y.
958 Undergraduates

4-Year School

Average Annual Cost: $4,275
Graduation Rate: 75%
Average Salary After Attending: $89,000

Approximately 8% of students who attend the United States Merchant Marine Academy, are receiving federal loans to help them do so, with a median total federal debt of $4,211 following graduation.

Approximately half of the students who attend the school specialize in engineering, while the other half focuses on transportation and moving materials.


6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Mass.
4,510 Undergraduates
4-Year School

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Average Annual Cost: $21,816
Graduation Rate: 93%
Average Salary After Attending: $91,600

Approximately 20% of students who attend MIT, are receiving federal loans to help them do so, with a median total federal debt of $13,645 following graduation.

Students at MIT primarily major in engineering, with 44% choosing the field. Another 18% choose computer and information sciences and support services as a major, while 10% choose the physical sciences, 9% choose biological and biomedical sciences and 6% choose mathematics and statistics.


5. Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Albany, N.Y.
1,075 Undergraduates
4-Year School

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Average Annual Cost: $29,630
Graduation Rate: 71%
Average Salary After Attending: $110,600

Approximately 81% of students who attend Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences are receiving federal loans to help them do so, with a median total federal debt of $25,000 following graduation.

The college is geared toward pharmacy and other health-related fields.

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4. Samuel Merritt University
Oakland, Calif.
506 Undergraduates
4-Year School

Average Annual Cost: N/A
Graduation Rate: N/A
Average Salary After Attending: $111,500

Approximately 85% of students who attend Samuel Merritt University are receiving federal loans to help them do so, with a median total federal debt of $18,750 following graduation.

The university offers degrees in nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant and podiatric medicine.

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3. Upstate Medical University, State University of New York
Syracuse, N.Y.
1,075 Undergraduates
4-Year School

Average Annual Cost: N/A
Graduation Rate: N/A
Average Salary After Attending: $112,900

Approximately 60% of students who attend Upstate Medical University are receiving federal loans to help them do so, with a median total federal debt of $19,100 following graduation.

Students who attend the school major in health professions and related programs or biological and biomedical sciences.

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2. Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University
Boston, Mass.
3,808 Undergraduates
4-Year School

Average Annual Cost: $34,345
Graduation Rate: 73%
Average Salary After Attending: $116,400

Approximately 78% of students who attend MCPHS University are receiving federal loans to help them do so, with a median total federal debt of $25,000 following graduation.

Students who attend the school major in health professions and related programs or biological and biomedical sciences.

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1. SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Brooklyn, N.Y.
346 Undergraduates
4-Year School

Average Annual Cost: N/A
Graduation Rate: N/A
Average Salary After Attending: $121,500

Approximately 49% of students who attend SUNY Downstate Medical Center (formerly The State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn) are receiving federal loans to help them do so, with a median total federal debt of $15,250 following graduation.

SUNY Downstate comprises a College of Medicine, College of Health Related Professions, College of Nursing, School of Graduate Studies, School of Public Health, and University Hospital of Brooklyn. Students who attend the school major in health professions and related programs.