Yes. At least somewhat. But even at small schools, many make more than their large school counterparts.
"Majors matter. Quantitative-oriented degrees – like engineering, science, mathematics and economics — filled most of the top 20 slots in both highest starting median salaries and highest mid-career median salaries."
"There’s a lot of variation within each school, which means the lowest-paid graduates of a very elite school may earn less than the highest-paid graduates of a much less elite school.
For example, Mr. Lee suggests comparing Black Hills State University (B.H.S.U.), the school with lowest median pay, to Dartmouth College. The 75th percentile mid-career pay of B.H.S.U. is comparable to the 10th percentile mid-career pay of Dartmouth grads.
In other words, one in four B.H.S.U. grads earns more at mid-career than one in 10 Dartmouth grads.
This variation within a school is called a “spread.”"