How much money do college and university presidents make?

The most selective schools in the U.S. don’t necessarily pay their presidents the most. The president of Thomas Jefferson University was the best-paid private college president in the country, making a total of more than $8.4 million in 2020, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Both his base pay and total compensation exceed that of other private college presidents.

With an acceptance rate of 87%, Thomas Jefferson University is ranked No. 142 in the “National Universities” category by U.S. News and World Report. By contrast, Christopher Eisgruber, president of No. 1 ranked Princeton University, makes just over $1 million a year.

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