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Southern Oregon University Salaries

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Salaries by Major at Southern Oregon University

How much money do Southern Oregon University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $30,100 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 Southern Oregon University graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Business Administration, Management and Operations with a median starting salary of $38,600 followed by Criminal Justice and Corrections paying $32,000 and Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods graduates who have a median starting income of $31,700 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $46,900 followed by Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (Master's Degree) at $45,200 and Education (Master's Degree) who earn $44,500 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Southern Oregon 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 Southern Oregon University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $46,900
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (Master's Degree) $45,200
Education (Master's Degree) $44,500
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $38,600
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $32,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $31,700
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $29,300
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $29,300
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,300
Visual and Performing Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $20,900
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $17,600

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=210146 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Southern Oregon University.