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Salaries by Major at Santa Clara University

How much money do Santa Clara University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $57,200 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $81,900 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 SCU graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Engineering with a median starting salary of $93,300 followed by Civil Engineering paying $72,500 and Mechanical Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $70,400 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $115,000 followed by Computer Engineering (Master's Degree) at $103,000 and Law (First Professional Degree) who earn $66,200 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $115,000
Computer Engineering (Master's Degree) $103,000
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $93,300
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $72,500
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $70,400
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $68,100
Law (First Professional Degree) $66,200
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $65,600
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $65,300
Law (Doctoral Degree) $62,200
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $57,900
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $51,200
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Master's Degree) $47,900
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $47,900
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $43,000
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $41,400
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $39,900
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $38,100
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $33,800
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $31,800
Public Health (Bachelorís Degree) $31,400

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=122931 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Santa Clara University.