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Salaries by Major at Appalachian State University

How much money do Appalachian State University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $31,900 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $41,600 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 ASU graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Science with a median starting salary of $58,800 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing paying $55,600 and Management Information Systems and Services graduates who have a median starting income of $52,300 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Educational Administration and Supervision (First Professional Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $59,500 followed by Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) at $55,700 and Public Administration (Master's Degree) who earn $52,000 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Appalachian 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 Appalachian State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Educational Administration and Supervision (First Professional Degree) $59,500
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $58,800
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $55,700
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $55,600
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $52,300
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $52,000
Construction Management (Bachelorís Degree) $50,900
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $50,400
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services (Master's Degree) $50,100
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $49,300
Insurance (Bachelorís Degree) $49,300
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $48,100
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Master's Degree) $46,600
Educational/Instructional Media Design (Master's Degree) $44,800
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $42,100
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $41,300
Social Work (Master's Degree) $41,300
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $40,900
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $40,000
Library Science and Administration (Master's Degree) $39,900
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $38,400
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $38,400
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Master's Degree) $37,400
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $36,800
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $36,600
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Bachelorís Degree) $36,500
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $36,300
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $35,700
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $35,300
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $35,200
International Business (Bachelorís Degree) $34,600
Geography and Cartography (Bachelorís Degree) $34,500
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $33,200
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $33,100
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $31,800
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $31,000
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $29,000
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,400
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $26,900
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $26,800
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $26,700
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,900
Public Health (Bachelorís Degree) $25,900
Geography and Cartography (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $25,700
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $25,400
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services (Bachelorís Degree) $25,000
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $24,000
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $23,900
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management (Bachelorís Degree) $23,400
International/Global Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $22,900
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $22,100
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $21,700
History (Bachelorís Degree) $21,600
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $21,500
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management (Bachelorís Degree) $21,300
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $20,300
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $20,200
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $15,800
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $15,600
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $15,200
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $15,000

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=197869 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Appalachian State University.