No. 7/8 (Tie) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Tying for the No. 7/No. 8 spot on PayScale's list is Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Located in Troy, N.Y., RPI is the oldest technology institute in the U.S., according to the school's website. RPI undergrads earned average starting salaries of $59,000 and average midcareer salaries of $105,000. RPI's School of Engineering offers engineering degrees with specializations in biomedical; civil and environmental; chemical and biological; electrical, computing and systems; industrial and systems, materials science; and mechanical, aerospace and nuclear engineering. The estimated cost of attendance for 2012-2013 first-year undergrad tuition came in around $43,350, according to RPI's website.