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Salaries by Major at Chapman University

How much money do Chapman University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $43,800 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $54,100 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 Chapman graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Accounting and Related Services with a median starting salary of $61,100 followed by Design and Applied Arts paying $48,600 and Business Administration, Management and Operations graduates who have a median starting income of $46,700 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $78,100 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $72,800 and Law (Doctoral Degree) who earn $57,100 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Chapman 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 Chapman University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) $78,100
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $72,800
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $61,100
Law (Doctoral Degree) $57,100
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $51,000
Law (First Professional Degree) $50,100
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $48,600
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $46,700
Business/Managerial Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $43,900
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $40,700
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (Master's Degree) $39,400
Business/Corporate Communications (Bachelorís Degree) $38,600
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (First Professional Degree) $38,400
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $36,800
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $36,200
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Master's Degree) $33,000
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $32,000
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,900
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Master's Degree) $30,500
Public Health (Bachelorís Degree) $29,500
Education (Bachelorís Degree) $27,700
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $27,500
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,500
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $25,000
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $23,600
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $19,800
Dance (Bachelorís Degree) $18,500
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $15,200

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=111948 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Chapman University.