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Salaries by Major at University of Rhode Island

How much money do University of Rhode Island graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $41,600 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $56,200 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 URI graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Engineering with a median starting salary of $68,700 followed by Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering paying $67,900 and Computer and Information Sciences graduates who have a median starting income of $64,300 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $112,800 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) at $107,400 and Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) who earn $73,900 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for University of Rhode Island 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 University of Rhode Island graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) $112,800
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $107,400
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $73,900
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (First Professional Degree) $70,700
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $68,700
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $67,900
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $64,300
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $63,300
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $62,700
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $62,400
Biomedical/Medical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $60,100
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $57,800
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $57,300
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $55,700
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $54,700
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $53,100
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $50,900
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $48,500
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $46,600
Education (Master's Degree) $46,100
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $45,600
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $44,500
Library Science and Administration (Master's Degree) $43,600
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $43,100
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Master's Degree) $42,900
Geography and Cartography (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $42,200
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $39,600
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $39,300
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $38,500
Landscape Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $36,600
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $36,200
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $35,000
Apparel and Textiles (Bachelorís Degree) $34,800
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $34,700
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $34,200
Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services (Bachelorís Degree) $34,000
Public Policy Analysis (Bachelorís Degree) $33,900
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $33,800
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $33,100
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $32,700
Social Sciences, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $31,500
Health-Related Knowledge and Skills (Bachelorís Degree) $31,400
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,400
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $29,200
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $29,000
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $28,900
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $28,700
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services (Bachelorís Degree) $28,600
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $28,100
History (Bachelorís Degree) $26,200
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $24,300
Animal Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $23,800
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $22,800
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $22,800
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $22,700
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $22,200
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $17,000

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217484 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of Rhode Island.