How much money do Mercyhurst College graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $33,800 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $43,700 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 Mercyhurst College 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 $50,000 followed by Finance and Financial Management Services paying $45,000 and Intelligence, Command Control and Information Operations graduates who have a median starting income of $43,400 .
Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $41,900 .
Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Mercyhurst 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.
|Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Associate's Degree)||$50,000|
|Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree)||$45,000|
|Intelligence, Command Control and Information Operations (Bachelorís Degree)||$43,400|
|Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree)||$41,900|
|Marketing (Bachelorís Degree)||$36,800|
|Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree)||$35,600|
|Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree)||$35,000|
|Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree)||$29,300|
|Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree)||$27,900|
|Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services (Associate's Degree)||$27,800|
|Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree)||$26,600|
|Psychology (Bachelorís Degree)||$26,100|
|Public Health (Bachelorís Degree)||$24,000|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=213987 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Mercyhurst College.