Bachelor Degree Programs With the Highest Earnings Among Graduates the Year Following Graduation

Title Number of Graduates
(2013 - 2014)
Average Annual Salary
Engineering Technology, General 12727 $30,912.00
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 11541 $50,732.00
Business/Commerce, General 11529 $37,532.00
Business/Commerce, General 8351 $38,504.00
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 7893 $52,644.00
Construction Trades, General 7420 $25,708.00
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 7309 $53,592.00
General Studies 6450 $28,736.00
Elementary Education & Teaching 6182 $29,800.00
Psychology, General 5176 $24,416.00
Elementary Education & Teaching 5171 $30,884.00
General Studies 4995 $30,496.00
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 4981 $55,308.00
Work & Family Studies 4709 $49,536.00
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 4550 $27,560.00
Psychology, General 4142 $25,748.00
Business Administration & Management, General 4046 $33,760.00
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 3859 $26,884.00
Engineering Technology, General 3839 $50,668.00
Communication, General 3751 $26,544.00
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 3296 $26,664.00
Business Administration & Management, General 3250 $35,252.00
Work & Family Studies 2999 $29,724.00
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 2978 $30,104.00
Communication, General 2718 $27,648.00
English Language & Literature, General 2682 $23,100.00
Public Administration 2671 $31,972.00
Kinesiology & Exercise Science 2595 $24,136.00
Human Services, General 2583 $33,460.00
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 2570 $27,832.00
Liberal Arts & Sciences/Liberal Studies 2432 $24,840.00
Human Services, General 2395 $29,740.00
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 2288 $29,636.00
Journalism 2233 $27,452.00
Political Science & Government, General 2161 $24,840.00
English Language & Literature, General 2147 $25,568.00
Liberal Arts & Sciences/Liberal Studies 1936 $27,292.00
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 1899 $31,420.00
Kinesiology & Exercise Science 1857 $26,664.00
Public Administration 1836 $33,804.00
Legal Studies, General 1806 $24,044.00
Operations Management & Supervision 1805 $36,304.00
Sociology 1801 $25,580.00
Political Science & Government, General 1761 $26,960.00
Agriculture, General 1749 $37,096.00
Mechanical Engineering 1721 $61,128.00
Journalism 1690 $28,512.00
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 1687 $24,252.00
History, General 1626 $21,476.00
Accounting 1609 $40,608.00
Operations Management & Supervision 1606 $39,024.00
Apparel & Textiles, General 1531 $30,844.00
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 1406 $27,080.00
Sociology 1388 $26,924.00
Accounting 1320 $42,732.00
Apparel & Textiles, General 1313 $32,472.00
Agriculture, General 1306 $37,832.00
Economics, General 1282 $32,308.00
Mechanical Engineering 1278 $60,896.00
History, General 1258 $22,708.00
Art/Art Studies, General 1218 $23,908.00
Mathematics, General 1175 $36,144.00
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 1145 $62,124.00
Audiology/Audiologist & Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 1069 $22,844.00
Family & Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 1059 $29,272.00
Chemistry, General 1055 $36,932.00
Radio & Television 1044 $24,236.00
Art/Art Studies, General 1041 $25,400.00
Social Work 1036 $31,704.00
Communication, Journalism & Related Programs, Other 1032 $27,396.00
Communication, Journalism & Related Programs, Other 1007 $25,284.00
Fine/Studio Arts, General 990 $22,232.00
Computer & Information Sciences, General 964 $48,864.00
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician 958 $47,576.00
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other 947 $55,208.00
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 937 $28,956.00
Computer & Information Sciences, General 931 $48,264.00
Family & Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 895 $30,140.00
Romance Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, General 886 $26,156.00
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 883 $60,892.00
Mathematics, General 869 $37,152.00
Radio & Television 857 $25,144.00
Health Teacher Education 844 $26,756.00
Computer & Information Sciences & Support Services, Other 831 $48,076.00
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other 826 $55,240.00
Computer & Information Sciences & Support Services, Other 825 $48,300.00
Audiology/Audiologist & Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 817 $24,584.00
Information Technology 807 $41,340.00
Civil Engineering, General 805 $52,260.00
Economics, General 794 $34,680.00
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician 793 $51,432.00
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Tech. 778 $57,656.00
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 750 $29,928.00
Social Work 747 $32,460.00
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 738 $26,992.00
Fine/Studio Arts, General 736 $22,808.00
Social Studies Teacher Education 735 $29,076.00
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 723 $32,136.00
Industrial Engineering 719 $58,632.00
Chemistry, General 719 $37,816.00
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science & Technology, General 701 $26,196.00
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering 689 $49,640.00
Drama & Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 683 $15,600.00
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Tech. 672 $58,768.00
Mechanical Drafting & Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 660 $30,044.00
Spanish Language & Literature 655 $26,340.00
Health Teacher Education 652 $29,104.00
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 649 $33,296.00
Science Technologies/Technicians, General 640 $20,072.00
Chemical Engineering 626 $60,404.00
Romance Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, General 619 $28,408.00
Criminology 614 $27,572.00
Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences, Other 597 $23,316.00
Information Technology 593 $41,204.00
Mechanical Drafting & Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 581 $32,784.00
Industrial Engineering 577 $59,216.00
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science & Technology, General 572 $26,192.00
Digital Communication & Media/Multimedia 568 $28,288.00
Special Education & Teaching, General 566 $32,480.00
Music Performance, General 560 $10,928.00
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 554 $28,976.00
Social Studies Teacher Education 550 $32,432.00
Animal Sciences, General 533 $27,836.00
Drama & Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 527 $19,488.00
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 522 $29,672.00
Civil Engineering, General 515 $55,480.00
Finance, General 514 $34,692.00
Anthropology 505 $18,080.00
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering 489 $42,740.00
Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences, Other 480 $23,040.00
Spanish Language & Literature 468 $28,132.00
Industrial Technology/Technician 451 $43,464.00
Computer Engineering, General 437 $59,304.00
Criminology 434 $29,200.00
International Relations & Affairs 429 $20,672.00
Music Performance, General 422 $12,924.00
Philosophy 419 $19,988.00
Chemical Engineering 419 $63,168.00
Human Development & Family Studies, General 416 $25,832.00
Finance, General 411 $34,816.00
Special Education & Teaching, General 408 $36,200.00
Animal Sciences, General 400 $31,520.00
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 394 $36,420.00
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other 377 $29,220.00
Architecture 370 $27,696.00
Human Development & Family Studies, General 353 $26,196.00
Tourism & Travel Services Management 349 $31,312.00
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education 348 $40,828.00
Music, General 339 $28,176.00
Agricultural Economics 335 $39,092.00
Philosophy 335 $21,236.00
Anthropology 334 $19,884.00
Foods, Nutrition & Wellness Studies, General 333 $29,324.00
Computer Engineering, General 333 $58,524.00
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 332 $52,768.00
Public Health, Other 331 $32,320.00
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 331 $30,856.00
Public Health, Other 327 $32,928.00
Architecture 324 $32,204.00
Secondary Education & Teaching 323 $32,624.00
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 322 $25,816.00
Advertising 322 $25,816.00
Geography 319 $26,500.00
Social Sciences, General 309 $34,508.00
Industrial Technology/Technician 308 $41,424.00
Fine Arts & Art Studies, Other 300 $18,172.00
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 291 $49,960.00
Foods, Nutrition & Wellness Studies, General 291 $34,396.00
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other 290 $31,676.00
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 288 $39,112.00
Secondary Education & Teaching 286 $34,260.00
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 285 $25,336.00
Advertising 284 $25,408.00
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities 279 $36,396.00
International Relations & Affairs 279 $21,604.00
Social Sciences, General 278 $35,408.00
Landscape Architecture 271 $31,344.00
Geography 271 $28,516.00
Music, General 268 $32,180.00
Foreign Languages & Literatures, General 265 $23,364.00
Tourism & Travel Services Management 264 $31,864.00
Agricultural Economics 258 $39,944.00
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education 258 $39,700.00
Informatics 257 $44,032.00
Biochemistry 257 $30,796.00
Music, Other 257 $17,140.00
Agriculture, General 256 $38,144.00
Agriculture, General 256 $38,144.00
Geology/Earth Science, General 253 $28,356.00
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 253 $26,144.00
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 238 $34,120.00
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities 238 $37,316.00
Physics, General 234 $18,664.00
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 233 $16,848.00
Interior Design 231 $27,896.00
Communication, General 228 $29,220.00
Design & Visual Communications, General 228 $27,156.00
Mass Communication/Media Studies 227 $24,852.00
Agriculture, General 226 $38,052.00
Agriculture, General 226 $38,052.00
Digital Communication & Media/Multimedia 224 $32,496.00
Foreign Languages & Literatures, General 220 $32,924.00
Organizational Leadership 217 $39,352.00
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 217 $16,052.00
Child Care & Support Services Management 211 $24,400.00
Computer Science 210 $51,240.00
Early Childhood Education & Teaching 209 $23,716.00
Religion/Religious Studies 208 $28,340.00
Fine Arts & Art Studies, Other 208 $21,872.00
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Facilities Management 207 $24,380.00
Music, Other 205 $15,944.00
Landscape Architecture 204 $32,476.00
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 204 $52,704.00
Biochemistry 201 $33,404.00
Art History, Criticism & Conservation 199 $19,360.00
Agricultural Engineering 198 $57,304.00
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 198 $57,252.00
Art Teacher Education 197 $31,792.00
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 194 $39,432.00
French Language & Literature 193 $26,224.00
Dietetics/Dietitian 190 $30,160.00
Geology/Earth Science, General 190 $33,244.00
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 188 $47,956.00
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 188 $36,636.00
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other 179 $53,428.00
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Facilities Management 174 $26,444.00
Physics, General 174 $26,580.00
Natural Resources/Conservation, General 173 $32,332.00
Design & Visual Communications, General 173 $27,064.00
Art History, Criticism & Conservation 173 $22,732.00
East Asian Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, General 172 $17,824.00
Religion/Religious Studies 172 $21,504.00
Early Childhood Education & Teaching 172 $25,020.00
Materials Engineering 171 $63,016.00
Mathematics Teacher Education 168 $36,956.00
Ethnic Studies 166 $21,568.00
Construction Engineering 164 $55,736.00
Nuclear Engineering 163 $21,212.00
Art Teacher Education 157 $31,404.00
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 152 $49,800.00
Mass Communication/Media Studies 148 $25,384.00
Germanic Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, General 144 $23,016.00
Agricultural Engineering 143 $55,196.00
Health Services Administration 141 $33,336.00
French Language & Literature 139 $29,000.00
Agronomy & Crop Science 137 $37,708.00
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 137 $50,724.00
Interior Design 136 $30,328.00
Child Care & Support Services Management 133 $27,720.00
Music Teacher Education 132 $38,688.00
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 132 $52,024.00
Construction Management 129 $40,480.00
Classics & Classical Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, General 128 $21,380.00
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 128 $20,992.00
Ethnic Studies 128 $22,644.00
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other 128 $53,076.00
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot & Flight Crew 127 $19,596.00
Agricultural Mechanization, General 124 $46,456.00
Selling Skills & Sales Operations 124 $36,648.00
Food Science 122 $43,528.00
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 121 $19,640.00
Engineering, General 121 $55,888.00
Neuroscience 121 $22,488.00
Mathematics Teacher Education 121 $39,280.00
Behavioral Sciences 120 $22,528.00
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 120 $47,100.00
Engineering Technology, General 119 $42,808.00
Food Science 119 $44,148.00
Community Health & Preventive Medicine 118 $32,028.00
East Asian Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, General 117 $17,988.00
Management Information Systems, General 117 $42,624.00
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot & Flight Crew 117 $20,572.00
Horticultural Science 116 $30,880.00
Biological & Physical Sciences 116 $34,048.00
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician 116 $29,660.00
Engineering, Other 115 $53,272.00
Engineering Technology, General 115 $53,272.00
Engineering, Other 114 $37,160.00
Biological & Biomedical Sciences, Other 113 $17,816.00
Natural Resources/Conservation, General 113 $39,492.00
Construction Engineering 113 $60,020.00
Computer Graphics 112 $37,440.00
Aviation/Airway Management & Operations 109 $29,328.00
East Asian Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, General 109 $19,428.00
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 109 $41,720.00
Aviation/Airway Management & Operations 107 $30,152.00
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator 106 $43,108.00
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 103 $19,212.00
Agronomy & Crop Science 103 $37,848.00
Materials Engineering 103 $65,640.00
Construction Management 103 $47,356.00
Horticultural Science 102 $33,468.00
Agricultural Mechanization, General 98 $43,152.00
Germanic Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, General 98 $23,776.00
Education, General 97 $37,492.00
Classics & Classical Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, General 97 $21,380.00
Women's Studies 96 $23,888.00
Behavioral Sciences 96 $25,724.00
Occupational Safety & Health Technology/Technician 95 $53,896.00
Fine and Studio Arts Management 95 $21,416.00
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 95 $17,580.00
Management Information Systems, General 95 $44,376.00
Music Teacher Education 94 $38,732.00
Pharmaceutics & Drug Design 93 $49,320.00
Legal Professions & Studies, Other 92 $31,188.00
Veterinary/Animal Health Techn. & Veterinary Assistant 92 $33,660.00
Business/Managerial Economics 92 $33,216.00
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 92 $52,660.00
Education, General 91 $38,204.00
Classics & Classical Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, General 89 $20,696.00
Women's Studies 88 $24,000.00
City/Urban, Community & Regional Planning 87 $28,224.00
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician 86 $45,220.00
Athletic Training/Trainer 86 $23,952.00
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 84 $37,848.00
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 83 $53,012.00
Agricultural Teacher Education 82 $37,576.00
Actuarial Science 82 $28,612.00
Engineering, General 82 $57,156.00
Insurance 81 $40,688.00
Biological & Physical Sciences 81 $31,332.00
Health Services Administration 81 $43,088.00
Occupational Safety & Health Technology/Technician 80 $51,616.00
Agricultural Business & Management, General 79 $41,008.00
Spanish Language Teacher Education 78 $36,708.00
German Language & Literature 78 $24,384.00
Pharmaceutics & Drug Design 78 $45,340.00
Biotechnology 77 $35,260.00
Business/Managerial Economics 77 $37,312.00
Mathematical Statistics & Probability 76 $27,328.00
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 76 $62,948.00
Trade & Industrial Teacher Education 74 $45,480.00
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management 73 $33,952.00
Environmental Science 71 $19,136.00
Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician 70 $45,728.00
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 69 $39,356.00
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician 69 $32,084.00
Veterinary/Animal Health Techn. & Veterinary Assistant 68 $35,716.00
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 67 $32,736.00
East Asian Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, General 67 $21,168.00
Legal Professions & Studies, Other 67 $30,464.00
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 66 $43,192.00
Germanic Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, General 66 $17,696.00
Fishing & Fisheries Sciences & Management 65 $17,300.00
Linguistics 65 $16,968.00
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician 65 $42,816.00
Robotics Technology/Technician 64 $59,664.00
City/Urban, Community & Regional Planning 64 $32,084.00
Robotics Technology/Technician 64 $58,248.00
Classics & Classical Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, General 64 $22,060.00
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator 64 $47,484.00
African-American/Black Studies 63 $20,280.00
Recording Arts Technology/Technician 63 $15,512.00
Sport & Fitness Administration/Management 62 $24,996.00
Trade & Industrial Teacher Education 62 $49,208.00
Securities Services Administration/Management 59 $30,428.00
Insurance 59 $42,912.00
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician 58 $42,012.00
Microbiology, General 58 $32,428.00
Nutrition Sciences 58 $29,916.00
Agricultural Teacher Education 57 $41,312.00
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician 56 $45,800.00
Japanese Language & Literature 55 $17,272.00
Financial Planning & Services 55 $32,884.00
Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician 55 $61,328.00
Kindergarten/Preschool Education & Teaching 54 $21,976.00
German Language & Literature 54 $29,160.00
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other 53 $27,960.00
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 53 $35,008.00
Actuarial Science 52 $29,908.00
Kindergarten/Preschool Education & Teaching 51 $20,920.00
Spanish Language Teacher Education 51 $38,712.00
Labor Studies 48 $41,228.00
Foreign Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, Other 47 $16,264.00
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 47 $41,340.00
Statistics, General 47 $30,332.00
Athletic Training/Trainer 46 $15,252.00
Entomology 45 $31,672.00
Statistics, General 45 $30,332.00
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling 45 $31,228.00
Recording Arts Technology/Technician 45 $18,320.00
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other 45 $34,152.00
Interior Architecture 44 $25,252.00
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs 44 $35,696.00
Forestry, General 44 $32,680.00
Germanic Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, General 44 $18,600.00
Securities Services Administration/Management 44 $30,108.00
Business Teacher Education 42 $35,184.00
Dental Services & Allied Professions, Other 42 $58,652.00
Japanese Language & Literature 42 $18,084.00
Entomology 42 $29,208.00
Forestry, General 41 $36,408.00
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 41 $21,184.00
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 41 $21,184.00
Management Information Systems & Services, Other 41 $45,720.00
Interior Architecture 41 $27,836.00
Business Teacher Education 41 $37,520.00
Microbiology, General 41 $34,984.00
Social Sciences, Other 41 $20,564.00
Construction Trades, General 41 $20,564.00
Labor Studies 41 $40,916.00
Social Sciences, Other 40 $19,600.00
Construction Trades, General 40 $19,600.00
African-American/Black Studies 40 $17,876.00
Sport & Fitness Administration/Management 40 $24,996.00
Environmental Science 39 $31,232.00
Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist 38 $48,912.00
Special Education & Teaching, Other 36 $28,916.00
Linguistics 36 $20,204.00
Biology Teacher Education 35 $38,408.00
Natural Sciences 35 $25,752.00
Public Health Education & Promotion 35 $26,920.00
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling 34 $31,228.00
Computer Science 33 $44,008.00
Biotechnology 33 $30,356.00
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician 31 $56,168.00
Slavic Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, General 31 $21,184.00
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 31 $35,744.00
Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist 31 $52,252.00
Dental Services & Allied Professions, Other 30 $61,868.00
Slavic Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, General 29 $21,184.00
Forensic Science & Technology 29 $39,908.00
Dance, General 29 $16,328.00
Nutrition Sciences 27 $31,936.00
Dance, General 26 $20,656.00
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 26 $38,008.00
East Asian Studies 25 $13,668.00
Comparative Literature 25 $17,880.00
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 25 $18,976.00
Natural Sciences 24 $26,188.00
Sign Language Interpretation & Translation 23 $27,840.00
Biology Teacher Education 23 $39,848.00
Special Education & Teaching, Other 20 $22,480.00
Forensic Science & Technology 20 $39,052.00
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 19 $25,952.00
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, General 19 $38,624.00
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician 19 $38,624.00
Precision Production Trades, General 19 $38,624.00
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods, Other 19 $43,900.00
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 18 $11,784.00
Sign Language Interpretation & Translation 18 $27,616.00
Human Development, Family Studies & Related Services, Other 17 $39,212.00
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods, Other 16 $45,808.00
Human Development, Family Studies & Related Services, Other 14 $41,672.00