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Salaries by Major at University of Delaware

How much money do University of Delaware graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $45,600 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $61,300 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 UD 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 $68,200 followed by Computer and Information Sciences paying $67,600 and Management Information Systems and Services graduates who have a median starting income of $66,400 .

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 $81,400 followed by Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) at $69,500 and Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services (Graduate/Professional Certificate) who earn $53,100 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for University of Delaware 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 Delaware graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $81,400
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) $69,500
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $68,200
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $67,600
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $66,400
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $65,100
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $62,100
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $61,600
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $59,300
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $58,900
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $58,200
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $53,400
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $53,100
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services (Post-baccalaureate Certificate) $52,700
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $49,000
Apparel and Textiles (Bachelorís Degree) $48,800
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $47,300
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $47,100
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $44,900
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $42,100
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $42,100
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $40,100
Criminology (Bachelorís Degree) $36,100
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $35,600
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $33,600
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $32,800
Human Services (Bachelorís Degree) $31,500
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $31,200
Research and Experimental Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,000
Public Health (Bachelorís Degree) $27,200
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,100
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $25,800
History (Bachelorís Degree) $25,300
International Relations and National Security Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $25,200
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $23,700
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Associate's Degree) $10,600

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=130943 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of Delaware.