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Black Hills State University Salaries

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Salaries by Major at Black Hills State University

How much money do Black Hills State 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 $38,800 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 Black Hills State University graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Special Education and Teaching with a median starting salary of $38,600 followed by Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods paying $38,600 and Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas graduates who have a median starting income of $37,700 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Black Hills State 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 Black Hills State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $38,600
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $38,600
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $37,700
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $35,100
Community Organization and Advocacy (Bachelorís Degree) $29,000
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $28,100
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,500

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219046 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Black Hills State University.