How much money do Macalester College graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $34,000 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $54,100 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 Macalester College graduates.
The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer and Information Sciences with a median starting salary of $64,600 followed by Economics paying $61,300 and Mathematics graduates who have a median starting income of $57,300 .
Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Macalester 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.
|Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree)||$64,600|
|Economics (Bachelorís Degree)||$61,300|
|Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree)||$57,300|
|Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree)||$34,700|
|Psychology (Bachelorís Degree)||$29,900|
|Biology (Bachelorís Degree)||$25,600|
|International/Global Studies (Bachelorís Degree)||$21,500|
|Geography and Cartography (Bachelorís Degree)||$21,200|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=173902 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Macalester College.