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Colby College Salaries

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Salaries by Major at Colby College

How much money do Colby College graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $46,000 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $73,400 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 Colby College graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Economics with a median starting salary of $56,900 followed by International/Global Studies paying $40,000 and Political Science and Government graduates who have a median starting income of $38,300 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Colby 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 Colby College graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $56,900
International/Global Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $40,000
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $38,300
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $24,700

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=161086 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Colby College.