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Salaries by Major at University of Colorado Denver

How much money do University of Colorado Denver graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $46,200 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $68,200 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 CU Denver 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 and Information Sciences paying $63,100 and Mechanical Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $60,500 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences (First Professional Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $219,700 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) at $112,000 and Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (Doctoral Degree) who earn $110,800 .

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 Denver 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 Denver graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences (First Professional Degree) $219,700
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) $112,000
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (Doctoral Degree) $110,800
Dentistry (First Professional Degree) $101,700
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (First Professional Degree) $85,700
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $84,900
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $80,200
Information Science/Studies (Master's Degree) $77,900
Finance and Financial Management Services (Master's Degree) $77,500
Civil Engineering (Master's Degree) $69,600
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $68,500
Educational Administration and Supervision (Doctoral Degree) $67,100
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $65,300
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (First Professional Degree) $64,200
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $63,100
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $60,500
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $60,200
Library Science and Administration (Master's Degree) $60,000
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $57,500
Medicine (First Professional Degree) $55,900
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $55,100
Political Science and Government (Master's Degree) $53,400
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning (Master's Degree) $53,000
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $51,600
Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree) $51,300
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $51,300
Architecture (Master's Degree) $50,200
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Doctoral Degree) $49,300
Public Health (Master's Degree) $47,400
Landscape Architecture (Master's Degree) $46,900
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $45,300
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Master's Degree) $44,800
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $44,500
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $41,300
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $40,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $39,600
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Master's Degree) $38,900
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $38,600
Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $36,600
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $35,800
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $35,200
Geography and Cartography (Bachelorís Degree) $35,100
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $32,500
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,900
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,800
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,600
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $30,600
Research and Experimental Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,800
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,800
International/Global Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $29,200
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $28,900
Public Health (Bachelorís Degree) $28,800
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $28,400
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $28,000
History (Bachelorís Degree) $27,700
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $25,100
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $25,000

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=126562 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of Colorado Denver.