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Salaries by Major at College of Charleston

How much money do College of Charleston graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $35,800 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $46,200 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 CofC graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer and Information Sciences with a median starting salary of $60,700 followed by Finance and Financial Management Services paying $47,100 and Accounting and Related Services graduates who have a median starting income of $41,700 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $56,700 followed by Public Administration (Master's Degree) at $39,500 and Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) who earn $36,000 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for College of Charleston 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 College of Charleston graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $60,700
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $56,700
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $47,100
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $41,700
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $40,200
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $39,500
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $36,000
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $35,400
International Business (Bachelorís Degree) $35,400
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $34,600
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $34,000
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $33,300
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $33,000
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,000
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $28,100
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management (Bachelorís Degree) $27,300
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,100
Public Health (Bachelorís Degree) $26,400
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $25,400
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $24,700
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $24,600
Historic Preservation and Conservation (Bachelorís Degree) $24,400
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $24,000
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $23,900
History (Bachelorís Degree) $23,900
International/Global Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $23,100
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $23,000
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $23,000
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $21,300
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $21,000

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217819 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for College of Charleston.