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Salaries by Major at DePaul University

How much money do DePaul University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $43,600 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $56,900 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 DePaul graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications with a median starting salary of $60,200 followed by Accounting and Related Services paying $58,300 and Management Information Systems and Services graduates who have a median starting income of $58,200 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $96,500 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $94,000 and Taxation (Master's Degree) who earn $90,300 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for DePaul 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 DePaul University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management (Master's Degree) $96,500
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $94,000
Taxation (Master's Degree) $90,300
Computer Software and Media Applications (Master's Degree) $86,200
Information Science/Studies (Master's Degree) $84,000
Computer Programming (Master's Degree) $82,400
Computer Engineering (Master's Degree) $80,800
Human Computer Interaction (Master's Degree) $78,500
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other (Master's Degree) $69,700
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $65,800
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $63,000
Applied Mathematics (Master's Degree) $60,700
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications (Bachelorís Degree) $60,200
Economics (Master's Degree) $59,000
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $58,300
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $58,200
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $57,600
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $54,700
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $53,800
Computer Programming (Bachelorís Degree) $52,400
International Relations and National Security Studies (Master's Degree) $52,300
Law (First Professional Degree) $52,200
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $51,900
Information Science/Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $51,800
Business/Managerial Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $51,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $49,700
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $47,700
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $46,300
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Master's Degree) $45,700
Public Health (Master's Degree) $45,300
Communication and Media Studies (Master's Degree) $45,000
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $44,800
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $43,900
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $42,700
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $40,900
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $38,800
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $38,600
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Master's Degree) $38,300
Social Work (Master's Degree) $38,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $37,900
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $37,700
English Language and Literature (Master's Degree) $37,500
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $36,900
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $36,700
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Master's Degree) $33,800
Journalism (Master's Degree) $32,900
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $32,600
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $32,500
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $30,900
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $29,900
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,700
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,600
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $29,200
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,700
Graphic Communications (Master's Degree) $28,200
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $27,600
International Relations and National Security Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $26,900
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $24,500
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $22,900
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Master's Degree) $22,400
History (Bachelorís Degree) $22,200
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $21,800
Graphic Communications (Bachelorís Degree) $19,100
Music (Master's Degree) $19,000
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $17,000

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=144740 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for DePaul University.