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Southwest Minnesota State University Salaries

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Salaries by Major at Southwest Minnesota State University

How much money do Southwest Minnesota State University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $32,500 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $41,200 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 Southwest Minnesota State University graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Accounting and Related Services with a median starting salary of $44,100 followed by Finance and Financial Management Services paying $41,400 and Business Administration, Management and Operations graduates who have a median starting income of $39,100 .

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 $55,700 followed by Education (Master's Degree) at $48,500 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Southwest Minnesota State 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 Southwest Minnesota State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $55,700
Education (Master's Degree) $48,500
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $44,100
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $41,400
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $39,100
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $37,600
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $36,900
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $36,200
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $34,900
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $33,400
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,400
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $25,600

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=175078 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Southwest Minnesota State University.