Here are South Africa’s universities ranked based on the starting salaries of their graduates.
All universities are not the same, and students from different universities get different starting salaries.
A recent recent qualifications and salary survey reveals that graduates from the University of the Witwatersrand earn the highest average starting salaries.
They are followed by graduates from the University of Cape Town, Rhodes University, and the University of Pretoria.
The survey was completed by 5,867 South Africans, of which the majority completed a tertiary qualification.
The starting salaries of graduates over the last 10 years were used to calculate the average salaries, which were adjusted for inflation and salary increases.
The graphic below shows the average salaries of graduates from the different institutions. It should be noted that fields of study were not considered in these averages.
University of the Witwatersrand R20 414
University of Cape Town R20 397
Rhodes University R19 846
University of Pretoria R19 160
University of Stellenbosch R17 934
University of the Free State R16 752
University of KwaZulu Natal R16 649
North West University R15 958
University of Johannesburg R15 565
Tswhane University of Technology R15 529
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University R14 739
University of the Western Cape R14 382
Cape Peninsula University of Technology R13 505
University of South Africa R11 288
Durban University of Technology R11 179
University of of Limpopo R10 676
University of Venda R9 461