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Salaries by Major at Chicago State University

How much money do Chicago State University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $30,800 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $38,300 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 CSU 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 $63,100 followed by Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods paying $34,200 and Business Administration, Management and Operations graduates who have a median starting income of $33,900 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $115,200 followed by Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Master's Degree) at $65,600 and Social Work (Master's Degree) who earn $39,200 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Chicago State 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 Chicago State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) $115,200
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Master's Degree) $65,600
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $63,100
Social Work (Master's Degree) $39,200
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Master's Degree) $39,100
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $34,200
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $33,900
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $25,900
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,200
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $24,800
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $23,400

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=144005 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Chicago State University.