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Salaries by Major at Hope College

How much money do Hope College graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $36,800 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $47,500 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 Hope College graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Engineering with a median starting salary of $61,400 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing paying $57,700 and Accounting and Related Services graduates who have a median starting income of $56,700 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Hope 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 Hope College graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $61,400
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $57,700
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $56,700
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $41,000
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $39,100
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $38,700
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $37,100
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $30,700
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,800
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $25,400
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,400
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,300
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $21,600

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=170301 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Hope College.