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Salaries by Major at Eastern Kentucky University

How much money do Eastern Kentucky University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $31,200 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $37,900 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 Eastern graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians with a median starting salary of $64,400 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing paying $57,000 and Health/Medical Preparatory Programs graduates who have a median starting income of $54,600 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Graduate/Professional Certificate) program rank first with a median initial income of $105,800 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) at $88,300 and Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other (Master's Degree) who earn $70,000 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Eastern Kentucky 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 Eastern Kentucky University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $105,800
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $88,300
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other (Master's Degree) $70,000
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $64,400
Educational Administration and Supervision (First Professional Degree) $60,000
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $57,000
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Master's Degree) $56,300
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs (Bachelorís Degree) $54,600
Construction Management (Bachelorís Degree) $54,500
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Associate's Degree) $51,800
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $49,200
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Master's Degree) $46,500
Fire Protection (Bachelorís Degree) $46,500
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $45,800
Insurance (Bachelorís Degree) $42,800
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians (Associate's Degree) $41,500
Computer Engineering Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $41,500
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $38,900
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $38,600
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $38,100
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $37,700
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $37,700
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $37,400
Air Transportation (Bachelorís Degree) $37,200
Public Health (Master's Degree) $36,800
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Bachelorís Degree) $36,700
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $36,100
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $35,400
Homeland Security (Bachelorís Degree) $35,100
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $33,800
Agricultural Production Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $32,800
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $31,400
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Master's Degree) $31,200
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $30,300
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $29,900
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $29,700
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $29,500
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $29,200
Business/Commerce (Bachelorís Degree) $28,300
Public Health (Bachelorís Degree) $27,800
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Associate's Degree) $26,900
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,100
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $25,800
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $25,800
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management (Bachelorís Degree) $25,100
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $25,000
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $24,000
Social Work (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $22,500
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $22,100
American Sign Language (Bachelorís Degree) $22,100
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $21,700
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $21,400
History (Bachelorís Degree) $21,400
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $20,900
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $20,200

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=156620 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Eastern Kentucky University.