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Salaries by Major at West Chester University of Pennsylvania

How much money do West Chester University of Pennsylvania graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $37,900 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $49,000 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 WCU graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer and Information Sciences with a median starting salary of $68,500 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing paying $66,000 and Accounting and Related Services graduates who have a median starting income of $57,000 .

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 $90,600 followed by Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) at $55,800 and Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) who earn $54,800 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for West Chester University of Pennsylvania 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 West Chester University of Pennsylvania graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $90,600
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $68,500
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $66,000
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $57,000
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $55,800
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $54,800
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $54,800
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $52,100
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $48,700
Public Health (Master's Degree) $48,700
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $48,700
Systems Science and Theory (Master's Degree) $46,200
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $46,100
Business/Managerial Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $45,800
Psychology (Master's Degree) $45,000
Social Work (Master's Degree) $44,200
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $42,700
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $42,100
General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $40,400
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Master's Degree) $40,200
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $40,000
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $39,200
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $36,800
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $36,300
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $36,000
History (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $35,200
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $35,000
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $35,000
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $34,800
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $32,800
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $32,000
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $31,800
History (Bachelorís Degree) $31,600
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $30,500
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,600
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services (Bachelorís Degree) $29,500
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $28,900
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $27,400
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $22,500
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $22,500

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=216764 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for West Chester University of Pennsylvania.