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Salaries by Major at Grand Canyon University

How much money do Grand Canyon University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $38,400 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $54,300 on average.

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

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing with a median starting salary of $75,400 followed by Homeland Security paying $59,600 and Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions graduates who have a median starting income of $57,300 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $120,100 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) at $94,000 and Computer and Information Sciences (Master's Degree) who earn $86,600 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Grand Canyon 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 Grand Canyon University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) $120,100
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $94,000
Computer and Information Sciences (Master's Degree) $86,600
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $75,400
Educational Administration and Supervision (Doctoral Degree) $62,700
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $62,600
Homeland Security (Bachelorís Degree) $59,600
Education (Master's Degree) $59,400
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $57,300
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $56,100
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language (Master's Degree) $54,700
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $53,900
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Doctoral Degree) $53,900
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $52,700
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Master's Degree) $52,200
Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree) $49,100
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $49,000
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $48,500
Public Health (Master's Degree) $46,000
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $43,300
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $43,100
Religious Education (Master's Degree) $42,800
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $42,300
Psychology, Other (Master's Degree) $41,300
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Master's Degree) $39,800
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (Master's Degree) $39,700
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $39,000
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Bachelorís Degree) $38,400
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $35,600
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $35,300
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Master's Degree) $35,000
History (Bachelorís Degree) $34,400
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $34,200
Religion/Religious Studies (Master's Degree) $33,900
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $33,500
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $33,400
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $32,900
Religious Education (Bachelorís Degree) $32,800
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $32,300
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $31,800
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $31,700
Community Organization and Advocacy (Bachelorís Degree) $30,900
Human Services (Bachelorís Degree) $30,800
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $30,800
Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $30,100
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $28,800
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $27,900
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,000
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $27,000
Visual and Performing Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $25,900
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,400

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=104717 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Grand Canyon University.