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Salaries by Major at University of Denver

How much money do University of Denver graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $50,300 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $63,400 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 DU graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Accounting and Related Services with a median starting salary of $58,100 followed by Mechanical Engineering paying $57,800 and Finance and Financial Management Services graduates who have a median starting income of $56,900 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Business/Commerce (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $83,300 followed by Computer and Information Sciences (Master's Degree) at $72,900 and Educational Administration and Supervision (Graduate/Professional Certificate) who earn $71,100 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for University of 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 Denver graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Business/Commerce (Master's Degree) $83,300
Computer and Information Sciences (Master's Degree) $72,900
Educational Administration and Supervision (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $71,100
Computer and Information Sciences (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $70,500
Human Resources Management and Services (Master's Degree) $65,600
Taxation (Master's Degree) $64,300
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Doctoral Degree) $62,900
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Master's Degree) $60,000
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $59,600
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $58,100
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $57,800
Natural Resources Management and Policy (Master's Degree) $57,400
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $57,300
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $56,900
Finance and Financial Management Services (Master's Degree) $56,400
Law (First Professional Degree) $55,000
Geography and Cartography (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $54,600
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $53,100
Geography and Cartography (Master's Degree) $52,900
Communication and Media Studies (Master's Degree) $52,400
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies (Master's Degree) $52,200
Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree) $48,800
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Master's Degree) $48,500
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $48,400
International Relations and National Security Studies (Master's Degree) $45,000
Curriculum and Instruction (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $44,200
Social Work (Master's Degree) $42,900
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $42,500
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $41,700
Library Science and Administration (Master's Degree) $40,600
Psychology, Other (Master's Degree) $40,000
Economics (Master's Degree) $39,300
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Master's Degree) $38,700
International Business (Bachelorís Degree) $38,700
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $35,700
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $33,900
Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate) (Bachelorís Degree) $33,500
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $30,900
International Relations and National Security Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $29,500
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $28,900
Criminology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,200
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $26,100
Business/Commerce (Bachelorís Degree) $25,700
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $24,800

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=127060 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of Denver.