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Salaries by Major at Coastal Carolina University

How much money do Coastal Carolina University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $31,700 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $42,200 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 Coastal Carolina 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 $59,600 followed by Information Science/Studies paying $45,700 and Finance and Financial Management Services graduates who have a median starting income of $40,200 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $53,300 followed by Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) at $52,100 and Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) who earn $48,500 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Coastal Carolina 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 Coastal Carolina University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $59,600
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $53,300
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $52,100
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $48,500
Information Science/Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $45,700
Education (Master's Degree) $42,300
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $40,200
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $38,400
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $35,800
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $34,400
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $33,100
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $32,900
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $32,600
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $30,900
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $30,200
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,900
Public Health (Bachelorís Degree) $28,700
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $28,300
Intelligence, Command Control and Information Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $25,700
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,500
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,100
History (Bachelorís Degree) $24,700
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $24,000
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $23,800
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $21,400
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $21,300
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $19,700
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $18,600

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=218724 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Coastal Carolina University.