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Post-Graduation Report: 2016-2017 undergraduate degree graduates
Detail Report: Salaries Reported
Report for: Whole University
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Results compiled: 2/2/2018
 
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University / College / Major Grads Respondents Employed* Reported salaries Salary percentiles
* For salary data, employed includes status 1,2,7,11:
1=long term service work
2=self-employed or fam-owned bus
7=accepted job
11=military service
Salary data does not include 6=have offer(s) but undecided, which is included in other employed data.
N N % of
grads
N % of respondents N % of
employed
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                **not shown if <12 salaries **not shown if <4 salaries **not shown if <12 salaries
Total University 5660 3897 69% 2040 52% 1751 85% $45,000 $60,000 $68,000
[a dash appears in the percentage cell if there were no respondents for the major]
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 686 479 70% 131 26% 99 75% $30,000 $35,000 $45,250
Agribusiness 30 20 67% 11 55% 11 100% ** $45,000 **
Agricultural Sciences 17 13 76% 7 54% 5 71% ** $35,000 **
Agricultural Technology 44 21 48% 12 58% 7 58% ** $38,000 **
Animal & Poultry Sciences 104 74 71% 20 27% 13 65% $27,000 $34,000 $39,000
Applied Economic Management 53 37 70% 15 40% 13 86% $35,000 $45,000 $53,750
Biochemistry 40 28 70% 8 28% 5 62% ** $36,000 **
Crop & Soil Environ Sciences 21 15 71% 4 27% 4 100% ** $20,500 **
Dairy Science 13 12 92% 6 49% 4 66% ** $33,000 **
Environmental Horticulture 18 11 61% 8 73% 4 50% ** $29,500 **
Environmental Science 34 19 56% 5 26% 4 80% ** $46,520 **
Food Science & Technology 31 21 68% 9 43% 8 88% ** $47,000 **
Human Nutrition Foods & Exercise 276 205 74% 24 11% 19 79% $19,800 $30,000 $35,250
Landscape Contracting 5 3 60% 2 67% 2 100% ** ** **
[a dash appears in the percentage cell if there were no respondents for the major]
College of Architecture and Urban Studies 304 192 63% 110 58% 93 84% $43,500 $50,000 $60,000
Architecture 100 58 58% 32 55% 29 90% $43,000 $47,000 $49,575
Art 5 4 80% 0 0% 0 - ** ** **
Art (Fine Arts) 39 23 59% 7 30% 3 42% ** ** **
Building Construction 56 40 71% 37 94% 32 86% $58,000 $62,500 $67,000
Environmental Policy & Planning 14 10 71% 4 40% 3 75% ** ** **
Industrial Design 27 19 70% 8 42% 5 62% ** $43,000 **
Interior Design 30 18 60% 12 67% 12 100% $42,000 $46,500 $48,000
Landscape Architecture 10 8 80% 6 75% 6 100% ** $38,750 **
Public and Urban Affairs 4 2 50% 1 50% 0 0% ** ** **
Real Estate 19 10 53% 3 30% 3 100% ** ** **
[a dash appears in the percentage cell if there were no respondents for the major]
Pamplin College of Business 1007 710 71% 520 74% 477 91% $49,250 $59,000 $65,000
Accounting & Information Systems 154 118 77% 80 68% 74 92% $53,000 $57,500 $60,000
Business Information Technology 321 234 73% 189 80% 175 92% $60,000 $65,000 $72,500
Economics, Business 12 6 50% 3 50% 3 100% ** ** **
Finance 210 137 65% 99 73% 94 94% $50,000 $57,000 $65,000
Hospitality & Tourism Management 73 52 71% 41 79% 35 85% $37,250 $43,000 $47,625
Management 103 56 54% 37 65% 35 94% $38,965 $47,500 $55,500
Marketing Management 142 107 75% 71 66% 61 85% $40,000 $46,000 $58,000
[a dash appears in the percentage cell if there were no respondents for the major]
College of Engineering 1768 1264 71% 837 66% 756 90% $60,000 $65,450 $72,000
Aerospace Engineering 132 95 72% 52 55% 44 84% $60,000 $65,000 $70,000
Biological Systems Engineering 66 46 70% 23 50% 19 82% $44,900 $60,000 $67,000
Chemical Engineering 100 79 79% 54 68% 49 90% $60,000 $66,000 $72,500
Civil Engineering 199 164 82% 111 67% 103 92% $55,000 $60,000 $62,100
Computer Engineering 119 85 71% 62 73% 54 87% $65,000 $71,000 $85,500
Computer Science 195 130 67% 105 81% 97 92% $70,000 $78,000 $100,000
Construction Engineering & Management 48 39 81% 34 87% 34 100% $55,500 $58,750 $63,000
Electrical Engineering 150 105 70% 64 61% 55 85% $60,375 $71,500 $74,250
Engineering Science & Mechanics 57 48 84% 24 50% 18 75% $51,000 $58,515 $65,000
Industrial & Systems Engineering 149 103 69% 84 82% 73 86% $60,000 $67,000 $72,500
Materials Science & Engineering 80 54 68% 21 39% 21 100% $60,000 $67,000 $69,750
Mechanical Engineering 416 278 67% 175 62% 161 92% $60,000 $65,000 $70,000
Mining Engineering 42 29 69% 20 69% 20 100% $58,000 $62,750 $68,000
Ocean Engineering 16 9 56% 8 89% 8 100% ** $57,529 **
[a dash appears in the percentage cell if there were no respondents for the major]
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences 879 574 65% 228 39% 173 75% $30,000 $37,000 $46,000
Apparel, Housing and Resource Management 1 1 100% 0 0% 0 - ** ** **
Classical Studies 3 3 100% 1 33% 1 100% ** ** **
Communication Studies 20 14 70% 11 78% 8 72% ** $42,500 **
Consumer Studies 21 8 38% 6 76% 5 83% ** $32,000 **
Creative Writing 19 11 58% 5 45% 1 20% ** ** **
Criminology 24 16 67% 5 32% 4 80% ** $36,745 **
Family and Consumer Science 1 1 100% 0 0% 0 - ** ** **
Fashion Merchandising and Design 15 12 80% 3 25% 3 100% ** ** **
French 1 1 100% 1 100% 1 100% ** ** **
History 61 38 62% 17 45% 17 100% $22,500 $35,000 $43,500
Human Development 152 108 71% 29 28% 17 58% $17,750 $22,880 $34,125
Humanities, Science & Environment 3 2 67% 0 0% 0 - ** ** **
International Studies 99 63 64% 29 46% 24 82% $33,000 $40,000 $50,000
Literature and Language 36 22 61% 4 19% 3 75% ** ** **
Multimedia Journalism 52 31 60% 10 32% 6 60% ** $34,110 **
Music 17 13 76% 3 23% 3 100% ** ** **
Philosophy 7 4 57% 0 0% 0 - ** ** **
Political Science 127 75 59% 33 44% 23 69% $35,750 $40,800 $49,250
Professional and Technical Writing 28 21 75% 10 48% 9 90% ** $50,000 **
Property Management 9 5 56% 4 80% 4 100% ** $40,000 **
Public Relations 93 67 72% 31 46% 25 80% $30,750 $37,440 $42,750
Religion and Culture 1 0 0% 0 - 0 - ** ** **
Residential Environments and Design 17 10 59% 8 80% 7 87% ** $50,000 **
Russian 2 2 100% 0 0% 0 - ** ** **
Sociology 44 32 73% 12 38% 8 66% ** $36,413 **
Spanish 8 5 63% 3 60% 2 66% ** ** **
Theatre Arts 19 9 47% 3 33% 2 66% ** ** **
[a dash appears in the percentage cell if there were no respondents for the major]
College of Science 839 542 65% 151 28% 108 71% $34,000 $44,000 $61,000
Biochemistry (SCI) 80 52 65% 10 20% 8 80% ** $39,000 **
Biological Sciences 245 170 69% 36 22% 21 58% $28,500 $35,000 $46,500
Chemistry 31 22 71% 4 19% 2 50% ** ** **
Computational Modeling and Data Analytics 18 14 78% 8 57% 7 87% ** $78,000 **
Economics 61 40 66% 23 58% 20 86% $35,000 $45,500 $51,000
Geosciences 34 18 53% 3 17% 1 33% ** ** **
Mathematics 78 54 69% 21 39% 19 90% $48,000 $70,000 $75,700
Microbiology 34 25 74% 5 20% 4 80% ** $28,000 **
Nanoscience 8 6 75% 1 17% 1 100% ** ** **
Neuroscience 19 12 63% 3 25% 2 66% ** ** **
Physics 46 30 65% 5 16% 5 100% ** $42,000 **
Psychology 169 88 52% 29 33% 16 55% $30,000 $35,000 $40,000
Statistics 20 11 55% 3 27% 2 66% ** ** **
[a dash appears in the percentage cell if there were no respondents for the major]
College of Natural Resources and Environment 182 136 75% 63 46% 45 71% $30,000 $38,000 $50,000
Environmental Informatics 1 1 100% 0 0% 0 - ** ** **
Environmental Resources Management 17 13 76% 6 46% 5 83% ** $35,000 **
Fish Conservation 14 9 64% 1 11% 1 100% ** ** **
Forestry 12 10 83% 8 80% 6 75% ** $35,500 **
Geography 34 24 71% 11 45% 8 72% ** $40,000 **
Meteorology 23 18 78% 9 51% 5 55% ** $50,000 **
Natural Resources Conservation 13 11 85% 7 63% 6 85% ** $30,375 **
Packaging Systems and Design 20 16 80% 8 50% 7 87% ** $60,000 **
Sustainable Biomaterials 13 9 69% 4 44% 4 100% ** $45,500 **
Water: Resources, Policy, and Management 3 2 67% 0 0% 0 - ** ** **
Wildlife Conservation 32 23 72% 9 39% 3 33% ** ** **
 
   
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