Study: Mason grads earn high wages compared to other Virginia colleges

George Mason University graduates are making about five thousands dollars more than their co-workers, according to a recent study.

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia released their institution and program-specific data for the wages of recent graduates 18 months after graduation. The study breaks down the average wages by different majors in each institution.

Employment outlook improves for 2011 grads

The National Association of Colleges and Employers says employers plan to hire 19.3 percent more recent college graduates this year than they did in 2011.  USA Today has a full report.