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Mount Mercy College Salaries

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Salaries by Major at Mount Mercy University

How much money do Mount Mercy University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $41,100 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $45,900 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 Mount Mercy 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 $56,200 followed by Business/Commerce paying $56,100 and Accounting and Related Services graduates who have a median starting income of $51,400 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $66,000 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Mount Mercy 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 Mount Mercy University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $66,000
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $56,200
Business/Commerce (Bachelorís Degree) $56,100
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $51,400
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $45,800
Human Resources Management and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $41,300
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $38,700
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $38,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $36,300
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $30,800

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=154013 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Mount Mercy University.