It is sad but true to a large extent. There are differences in the average salaries people make by college. That being said, these are averages, so there are definitely people that went to lesser name colleges that earn more than people who went to top schools and vice versa. Yet, it is true that going to the best school possible will enhance your career opportunities and open doors for you. However, doing well in college is also importan. Somebody who goes to a lesser known school that has straight A's will likely have more success with employers than somebody who went to Harvard but failed all their classes. So the point here is that the name of your college does matter, but it alone will not determine your future.