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Salaries by Major at Christopher Newport University

How much money do Christopher Newport University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $37,200 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $47,100 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 CNU graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Science with a median starting salary of $60,600 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations paying $42,200 and Economics graduates who have a median starting income of $40,600 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $44,700 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Christopher Newport 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 Christopher Newport University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $60,600
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $44,700
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $42,200
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $40,600
History (Bachelorís Degree) $36,000
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $35,500
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $33,800
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,100
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $30,900
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $30,600
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,600
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $27,600
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,300
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $27,000
Visual and Performing Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $21,700

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=231712 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Christopher Newport University.