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Salaries by Major at Texas State University

How much money do Texas State University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $38,300 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $49,200 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 Texas State graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Construction Engineering Technologies with a median starting salary of $64,900 followed by Computer Science paying $64,800 and Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $64,500 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $96,700 followed by Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (First Professional Degree) at $72,400 and Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) who earn $65,400 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Texas 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 Texas State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $96,700
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (First Professional Degree) $72,400
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $65,400
Construction Engineering Technologies (Bachelorís Degree) $64,900
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $64,800
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $64,500
Educational Administration and Supervision (Doctoral Degree) $64,000
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $61,100
Industrial Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $60,500
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $59,800
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $59,600
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $56,900
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $54,400
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Master's Degree) $53,200
Manufacturing Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $52,700
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $49,400
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $48,900
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $48,100
Applied Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $45,500
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Master's Degree) $45,100
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $44,800
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $44,100
Business/Managerial Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $43,800
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $43,700
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $43,700
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $43,600
Social Work (Master's Degree) $43,000
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $42,200
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $42,100
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $41,300
Sociology (Master's Degree) $40,800
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Master's Degree) $40,700
Legal Support Services (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $40,500
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $39,800
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $39,700
Legal Support Services (Master's Degree) $38,900
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $38,600
Dance (Bachelorís Degree) $38,400
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $38,300
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Master's Degree) $36,800
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $36,100
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Bachelorís Degree) $36,100
Specialized Sales, Merchandising and Marketing Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $36,000
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology (Bachelorís Degree) $35,600
Geography and Cartography (Bachelorís Degree) $35,600
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $34,700
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $34,000
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management (Bachelorís Degree) $33,800
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $32,900
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $32,500
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $32,100
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning (Bachelorís Degree) $31,600
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $31,500
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $31,400
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $31,200
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $31,100
Agricultural Business and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $30,700
Music (Master's Degree) $30,600
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $30,500
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $30,400
Public Administration (Bachelorís Degree) $29,600
Public Health (Bachelorís Degree) $29,400
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $28,800
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $28,700
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,700
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,700
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $28,000
History (Bachelorís Degree) $28,000
International/Global Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $27,700
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $26,700
Animal Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $26,400
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $23,900
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $22,600
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $22,400
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $20,500
Zoology/Animal Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $19,700

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=228459 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Texas State University.