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Salaries by Major at Colorado Mesa University

How much money do Colorado Mesa University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $32,800 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $40,000 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 Colorado Mesa 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 $58,600 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing paying $58,400 and Criminal Justice and Corrections graduates who have a median starting income of $46,500 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Education (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $39,700 followed by Education (Graduate/Professional Certificate) at $38,000 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Colorado Mesa 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 Colorado Mesa University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $58,600
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Associate's Degree) $58,400
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Associate's Degree) $46,500
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $45,400
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $43,800
Electrical and Power Transmission Installers (Associate's Degree) $43,200
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $40,200
Education (Master's Degree) $39,700
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $38,800
Education (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $38,000
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Associate's Degree) $37,500
Business/Commerce (Bachelorís Degree) $36,600
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $35,600
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants (Associate's Degree) $35,000
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $33,300
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,800
Precision Metal Working (Associate's Degree) $28,300
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,700
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $26,800
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $25,800
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Associate's Degree) $25,000
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Associate's Degree) $24,400
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $23,700
History (Bachelorís Degree) $23,200
Culinary Arts and Related Services (Associate's Degree) $22,900

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=127556 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Colorado Mesa University.