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Salaries by Major at Ball State University

How much money do Ball State University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $33,300 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $42,500 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 BSU graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods with a median starting salary of $60,900 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing paying $55,400 and Management Information Systems and Services graduates who have a median starting income of $53,100 .

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 $89,900 followed by Business/Commerce (Master's Degree) at $69,400 and Information Science/Studies (Master's Degree) who earn $66,800 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Ball 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 Ball State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $89,900
Business/Commerce (Master's Degree) $69,400
Information Science/Studies (Master's Degree) $66,800
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $60,900
Business/Commerce (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $56,400
Educational Administration and Supervision (Post-baccalaureate Certificate) $56,000
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $55,400
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $53,200
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $53,100
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $53,100
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $51,900
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $50,500
Special Education and Teaching (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $47,200
Journalism (Master's Degree) $46,900
Architecture (Master's Degree) $46,700
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $46,400
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $46,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $45,300
Landscape Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $45,100
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services (Master's Degree) $43,800
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $43,000
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $42,600
Special Education and Teaching (Post-baccalaureate Certificate) $42,500
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $41,600
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Master's Degree) $40,800
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $39,700
Human Resources Management and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $39,200
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $37,700
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $37,000
Business/Managerial Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $35,900
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs (Bachelorís Degree) $35,500
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $35,200
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $35,200
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $35,000
Business/Commerce (Bachelorís Degree) $34,800
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $34,300
Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $34,200
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $33,100
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $32,400
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $32,000
Geography and Cartography (Bachelorís Degree) $31,800
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $31,800
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $31,300
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $31,300
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,200
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $31,000
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $30,800
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $30,600
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Associate's Degree) $30,000
History (Bachelorís Degree) $28,200
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $27,500
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,500
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $27,200
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,300
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $26,000
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $22,200
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $19,700
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $18,300

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=150136 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Ball State University.