LSE graduates top high-earners list

London School of Economics (LSE) graduates earn the most in the UK, reporting a median salary of over £27,000 after six months of employment, a survey by Lloyds Bank has revealed.

Graduates who studied at LSE earned a median wage of £27,388 in 2012 while University of Cambridge grads were the next highest earners, with a median salary of £25,800. Kings’ College London students pulled in £25,770, while University of Oxford students reported earning £24,800.

The survey, the first commissioned by Lloyds Bank, also ranked quality of life at UK universities. The University of Durham came top of the overall rankings, with nine of ten students happy with the course and 92 per cent of graduates going on to employment or further study.

The overall quality of life rankings are complied from scores in individual categories relating to student satisfaction and living standards. Overall, Loughborough University ranked second while the University of Cambridge placed third.

At the University of Bath, 94 per cent of students were satisfied with their course, making it the highest-scoring institution in that category. Over 96 per cent of Glasgow Caledonian students said that they were in employment or further study while Durham had the lowest crime rate, with just 0.88 crimes occurring per thousand residents.

Newcastle and Sheffield topped the category for best social life.