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Elmhurst College Salaries

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Salaries by Major at Elmhurst College

How much money do Elmhurst College graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $41,000 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $50,200 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 Elmhurst College 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 $62,000 followed by Accounting and Related Services paying $55,200 and Finance and Financial Management Services graduates who have a median starting income of $48,500 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $81,700 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $72,500 and Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) who earn $52,100 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Elmhurst College 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 Elmhurst College graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $81,700
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $72,500
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $62,000
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $55,200
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $52,100
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $48,500
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $47,300
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $41,800
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $41,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $34,500
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $34,000
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $33,300
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $32,300
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $30,100
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $29,200
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,600
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,000
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management (Bachelorís Degree) $23,200

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=144962 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Elmhurst College.