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Salaries by Major at Western New Mexico University

How much money do Western New Mexico University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $28,500 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $35,600 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 Western New Mexico University graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing with a median starting salary of $52,500 followed by Criminal Justice and Corrections paying $31,100 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $38,600 followed by Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Master's Degree) at $24,200 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Western New Mexico 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 Western New Mexico University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Associate's Degree) $52,500
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (Master's Degree) $38,600
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $31,100
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Master's Degree) $24,200

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=188304 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Western New Mexico University.