keg411 wrote:Yale only has 36% reporting info???? Wow.
For reference, I checked and Columbia was #1 and still only with 82%.
I think I originally misread that statistic. That is the percent of the class represented by the reported private sector salary statistics, I believe. Not the total percent of people responding. Looking at the spreadsheet formulas, it takes the percent of class employed in law firms plus the percent employed in business, multiplies it by the number of students who have jobs 9 months after graduation, and then multiplies it again by the number of students in the private sector reporting salary.
Yale is a fluke because 40% of the class does awesome clerkships.
Edit: and that number is referring to the data reported to US News for private sector salaries in 2009. So I was wrong in thinking it applied to the data being reported on their website. So just for the private sector, Tulane reported a $140K private sector starting salary to US News in 2009. That number, however, represents only the top 12% of the class. Tulane's number is so low because only 37% of its graduates in the private sector report salary. So the point remains the same. Tulane's salary statistics are bullshit.