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Salaries by Major at Seattle Pacific University

How much money do Seattle Pacific University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $38,500 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $50,400 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 SPU 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 $66,700 followed by Business/Commerce paying $49,200 and Design and Applied Arts graduates who have a median starting income of $42,800 .

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 $90,500 followed by Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Doctoral Degree) at $66,800 and Business/Commerce (Master's Degree) who earn $57,500 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Seattle Pacific 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 Seattle Pacific University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $90,500
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Doctoral Degree) $66,800
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $66,700
Business/Commerce (Master's Degree) $57,500
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $56,400
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $55,300
Business/Commerce (Bachelorís Degree) $49,200
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Master's Degree) $47,100
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $42,800
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $36,700
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,500
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $23,800

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=236577 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Seattle Pacific University.