BOSTON (CBS) — Three Massachusetts college presidents are among the top 20 highest paid in the country, according to a new ranking.

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that Massachusetts Institute of Technology President Susan Hockfield ranks sixth among private college presidents nationwide with a total compensation of $1,679,097. Joseph Aoun of Northeastern University comes in at No. 19 with $1,170,851, and Boston University President Robert Brown is just behind him at No. 20 with $1,164,078.

Also ranking in the top 100 are college presidents from Brandeis University, Harvard University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Emerson College, Tufts University and Bentley University.

The highest-paid college president is Shirley Ann Jackson of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, who makes $7,143,312 in total compensation.

Total Compensation of Mass. College Presidents
6. Susan Hockfield (MIT) $1,679,097
19. Joseph Aoun (Northeastern) $1,170,851
20. Robert Brown (BU) $1,164,078
44. Frederick Lawrence (Brandeis) $929,301
47. Drew Gilpin Faust (Harvard) $908,642
49. Dennis Berkey (WPI) $887,479
62. M. Lee Pelton (Emerson) $795,125
88. Gloria Cordes Larson (Bentley) $654,270
123. Adam Falk (Williams) $553,300
125. H. Kim Bottomly (Wellesley) $549,518
128. Richard Wylie (Endicott) $543,202
133. Anthony S. Caprio (Western New England) $539,117
134. Carolyn Martin (Amherst) $538,206
141. Kenneth Quigley Jr. (Curry) $530,589
146. James McCarthy (Suffolk) $522,114
157. Helen Drinan (Simmons) $505,309
164. Richard Flynn (Springfield) $492,852
188. Zorica Pantic (Wentworth) $454,900


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