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Aurora University Salaries

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Salaries by Major at Aurora University

How much money do Aurora University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $36,400 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $42,900 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 Aurora University 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 $60,900 followed by Accounting and Related Services paying $47,000 and Business/Commerce graduates who have a median starting income of $44,900 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $63,600 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $62,800 and Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Master's Degree) who earn $62,100 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Aurora 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 Aurora University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $63,600
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $62,800
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Master's Degree) $62,100
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $60,900
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education (Master's Degree) $51,400
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $50,000
Educational/Instructional Media Design (Master's Degree) $49,600
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $47,000
Business/Commerce (Bachelorís Degree) $44,900
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $42,300
Social Work (Master's Degree) $41,300
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $40,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $32,200
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $32,000
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $30,700
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $29,200
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,600
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,400
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs (Bachelorís Degree) $22,600

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=143118 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Aurora University.