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Comparing starting and mid-career salaries by type of school
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The data I used for this report was a collected in 2008 by the Wall Street Journal. The Wall Street Journal collected the starting and mid-career salaries of students from various state, private, engineering and party schools. The Wall Street Journal surveyed a large amount of students from each university and found out what the average starting and mid-career salary for alumni at each university. The Wall Street Journal did this for 269 schools. There was two variables in this experiment. The first variable was wither the school was a state, party, engineering, or Ivy league school. The other variable was the starting or midyear salary. I was interested in this study because I am in college and curious as to how distribution of average salary varies across type of school and where my school standing in the study.

To understand how results vary, I constructed a box plot that shows how the starting and mid-career salaries fluctuate based off the type of school. The results are shown below. The results are somewhat, what I expected, it is true that Ivy league and engineering students, have the highest median salaries to start out and in their mid-career. Also State schools have the widest distribution from wisker to wisker because there are a lot more state schools. It can be concluded that the  type of college one goes to does affect how much money you will make later in life. 

Result 1: Starting salaries based on type of school   [Info]
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Result 2: Boxplot mid career   [Info]
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Data set 1. Starting and mid-career salaries for colleges by t   [Info]
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