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Salaries by Major at Drake University

How much money do Drake University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $48,600 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $68,500 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 Drake graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods with a median starting salary of $71,600 followed by Computer and Information Sciences paying $58,300 and Accounting and Related Services graduates who have a median starting income of $54,600 .

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 $95,700 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $72,500 and Educational Administration and Supervision (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 Drake 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 Drake University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) $95,700
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $72,500
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $71,600
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $66,800
Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree) $58,600
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $58,300
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $55,800
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $54,600
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $53,800
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $53,700
Law (First Professional Degree) $52,200
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $47,100
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $46,400
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $46,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $46,000
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $41,900
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $39,900
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $35,400
Legal Professions and Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $34,300
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,400
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,500
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $29,400
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $28,900
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (Bachelorís Degree) $27,400
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $19,400

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153269 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Drake University.