Everybody know that a college education is more often the road to a good career, and a decent income, but did you know that some of the highest first-year earners graduated from University of Houston-Victoria?

According to a new study, out of 37 public universities in the state, grads from UHV had the fourth-highest median first-year income for graduates with a bachelor's degree. The median salary of UHV grads is reportedly $44,157, which also beats all state flagship universities including Texas A&M, the University of Texas at Austin and Texas Tech.

The earning power of UHV master’s degree graduates also is impressive. At $68,540, UHV ranked third in the state in median first-year master’s degree graduate earnings.

The report, “Higher Education Pays: The Initial Earnings of Graduates of Texas Public Colleges and Universities who are Working in Texas,” was commissioned by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.