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Salaries by Major at Arkansas State University Main Campus

How much money do Arkansas State University Main Campus graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $30,700 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $36,000 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 Arkansas State University 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 $58,200 followed by Mechanical Engineering paying $54,200 and Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $53,700 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $130,500 followed by Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) at $64,900 and Educational Administration and Supervision (Graduate/Professional Certificate) who earn $55,500 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Arkansas State University Main Campus 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 Arkansas State University Main Campus graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $130,500
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) $64,900
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $58,200
Educational Administration and Supervision (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $55,500
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $55,200
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $54,200
Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $53,700
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Associate's Degree) $53,500
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $50,500
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $49,000
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $48,100
Social Work (Master's Degree) $47,500
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $47,400
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $45,900
Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree) $44,200
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $44,200
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $43,700
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $42,000
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services (Associate's Degree) $41,200
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $39,400
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $38,800
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Associate's Degree) $38,000
Plant Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $37,200
Agricultural Business and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $35,600
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $35,300
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $35,000
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $34,500
Data Processing (Bachelorís Degree) $33,700
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $33,400
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $33,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $32,800
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Master's Degree) $31,100
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $30,800
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $30,700
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,000
Criminology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,100
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $27,500
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $27,400
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $26,600
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $24,900
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $24,500
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $22,100
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $22,000
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $21,900
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Associate's Degree) $18,500

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=106458 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Arkansas State University Main Campus.