How much money do College of the Mainland graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $33,000 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $35,600 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 COM graduates.
The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Physical Science Technologies/Technicians with a median starting salary of $77,100 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing paying $67,500 and Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities graduates who have a median starting income of $28,300 .
Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for College of the Mainland 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.
|Physical Science Technologies/Technicians (Associate's Degree)||$77,100|
|Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Associate's Degree)||$67,500|
|Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Associate's Degree)||$28,300|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=226408 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for College of the Mainland.