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Salaries by Major at University of Colorado Colorado Springs

How much money do University of Colorado Colorado Springs graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $35,200 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $46,400 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 UCCS graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering with a median starting salary of $68,500 followed by Computer Science paying $64,300 and Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 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 (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $88,000 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $64,000 and Public Administration (Master's Degree) who earn $43,500 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for University of Colorado Colorado Springs 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 University of Colorado Colorado Springs graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $88,000
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $68,500
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $64,300
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $64,000
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $57,300
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $52,400
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $43,500
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $43,400
Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree) $41,400
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $40,800
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $39,900
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $38,400
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $37,800
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $37,500
Biological and Physical Sciences (Master's Degree) $32,000
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $31,600
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,100
Geography and Cartography (Bachelorís Degree) $30,000
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $30,000
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $29,100
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,100
History (Bachelorís Degree) $28,000
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $27,000
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $24,800
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $20,300
Visual and Performing Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $17,800

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=126580 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of Colorado Colorado Springs.