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Salaries by Major at Columbia Southern University

How much money do Columbia Southern University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $61,800 per year.

In terms of specific areas of study, the following is a ranking of degree programs by the median first-year starting salaries for Columbia Southern University graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Fire Protection with a median starting salary of $66,500 followed by Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians paying $64,900 and Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians graduates who have a median starting income of $63,700 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Homeland Security (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $68,000 followed by Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians (Master's Degree) at $67,400 and Public Administration (Master's Degree) who earn $60,700 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Columbia Southern University graduates who received federal financial aid in the form of grants or loans. Not all graduates or fields of study are represented as data for some degree programs are omitted for privacy purposes.

Median first-year earnings for Columbia Southern University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Homeland Security (Master's Degree) $68,000
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians (Master's Degree) $67,400
Fire Protection (Bachelorís Degree) $66,500
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $64,900
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians (Associate's Degree) $63,700
Fire Protection (Associate's Degree) $62,400
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $60,700
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $58,900
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $55,900
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $55,700
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Master's Degree) $49,700
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $48,800
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $46,700
Human Resources Management and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $46,200
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $46,100
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Bachelorís Degree) $45,500
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Associate's Degree) $43,100
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Associate's Degree) $39,900
Human Resources Management and Services (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $39,500
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Associate's Degree) $38,100
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $25,600

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=450933 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Columbia Southern University.