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Salaries by Major at Charleston Southern University

How much money do Charleston Southern University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $31,000 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $39,800 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 CSU 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 $55,800 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations paying $43,300 and Criminal Justice and Corrections graduates who have a median starting income of $36,100 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $74,400 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $58,700 and Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) who earn $47,900 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Charleston Southern 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 Charleston Southern University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $74,400
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $58,700
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $55,800
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $47,900
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Master's Degree) $44,300
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $43,300
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $36,100
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $31,300
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $29,000
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $24,700
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $23,800
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $22,900

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217688 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Charleston Southern University.