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Salaries by Major at Cumberland University

How much money do Cumberland University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $34,900 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $39,900 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 CU 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 $55,700 followed by Criminal Justice and Corrections paying $25,900 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $57,500 followed by Public Administration (Master's Degree) at $44,400 and Education (Master's Degree) who earn $39,100 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Cumberland 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 Cumberland University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $57,500
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $55,700
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $44,400
Education (Master's Degree) $39,100
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $25,900

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219949 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Cumberland University.