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Post-Graduation Report: 2017-2018 undergraduate degree graduates
Detail Report: Salaries Reported
Report for: Whole University
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Results compiled: 2/21/2019
 
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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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25% earn this or less
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Median
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                **not shown if <12 salaries **not shown if <4 salaries **not shown if <12 salaries
Total University 5619 3901 69% 2233 57% 1891 84% $45,000 $60,000 $70,000
[a dash appears in the percentage cell if there were no respondents for the major]
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 695 442 64% 160 36% 112 70% $30,000 $40,000 $47,500
Agribusiness 37 29 78% 25 86% 20 80% $35,000 $40,000 $54,000
Agricultural Sciences 13 8 62% 5 63% 3 60% ** ** **
Agricultural Technology 35 16 46% 11 69% 7 63% ** $40,000 **
Animal & Poultry Sciences 123 83 67% 25 30% 18 72% $24,500 $32,120 $40,000
Applied Economic Management 41 22 54% 14 64% 9 64% ** $46,600 **
Biochemistry 54 35 65% 9 26% 3 33% ** ** **
Crop & Soil Environ Sciences 19 15 79% 10 67% 8 80% ** $37,000 **
Dairy Science 17 9 53% 5 55% 3 60% ** ** **
Environmental Horticulture 16 8 50% 4 51% 4 100% ** $36,057 **
Environmental Science 32 18 56% 8 45% 6 75% ** $42,750 **
Food Science & Technology 38 24 63% 15 62% 12 80% $38,000 $49,250 $55,000
Human Nutrition Foods & Exercise 266 172 65% 28 17% 18 64% $21,100 $29,000 $34,000
Landscape Contracting 4 3 75% 1 33% 1 100% ** ** **
[a dash appears in the percentage cell if there were no respondents for the major]
College of Architecture and Urban Studies 308 196 64% 131 67% 114 87% $47,000 $55,000 $62,000
Architecture 87 49 56% 34 69% 31 91% $42,750 $50,000 $52,750
Art 4 3 75% 0 0% 0 - ** ** **
Art (Fine Arts) 45 24 53% 8 33% 5 62% ** $43,000 **
Building Construction 73 55 75% 53 97% 46 86% $60,000 $62,000 $65,000
Environmental Policy & Planning 18 13 72% 5 39% 4 80% ** $47,502 **
Industrial Design 37 20 54% 10 50% 10 100% ** $58,500 **
Interior Design 23 16 70% 14 87% 11 78% ** $48,000 **
Landscape Architecture 10 7 70% 4 57% 4 100% ** $46,000 **
Public and Urban Affairs 11 9 82% 3 33% 3 100% ** ** **
[a dash appears in the percentage cell if there were no respondents for the major]
Pamplin College of Business 1024 727 71% 580 80% 521 89% $50,000 $60,000 $65,000
Accounting & Information Systems 138 104 75% 69 66% 62 89% $56,000 $60,000 $61,250
Business Information Technology 311 233 75% 187 80% 167 89% $60,000 $65,000 $72,500
Economics, Business 19 11 58% 6 55% 6 100% ** $56,000 **
Finance 246 169 69% 145 86% 134 92% $50,000 $58,500 $65,000
Hospitality & Tourism Management 55 37 67% 33 89% 32 96% $32,000 $40,000 $44,000
Management 85 58 68% 42 72% 36 85% $43,000 $51,000 $60,000
Marketing Management 156 104 67% 88 85% 77 87% $40,000 $52,000 $60,000
Real Estate 16 11 69% 10 91% 7 70% ** $52,000 **
[a dash appears in the percentage cell if there were no respondents for the major]
College of Engineering 1610 1125 70% 815 72% 745 91% $61,000 $68,000 $75,000
Aerospace Engineering 87 59 68% 34 57% 30 88% $57,500 $65,000 $71,500
Biological Systems Engineering 63 49 78% 24 49% 21 87% $50,500 $57,500 $69,500
Chemical Engineering 92 70 76% 54 77% 52 96% $67,000 $72,000 $80,000
Civil Engineering 178 135 76% 88 65% 82 93% $55,000 $59,640 $64,000
Computer Engineering 131 92 70% 64 69% 59 92% $65,000 $72,000 $80,000
Computer Science 239 160 67% 135 85% 123 91% $70,000 $80,000 $99,000
Construction Engineering & Management 38 23 61% 21 91% 20 95% $59,000 $65,000 $65,000
Electrical Engineering 154 110 71% 75 69% 68 90% $65,000 $71,000 $76,200
Engineering Science & Mechanics 34 22 65% 10 45% 9 90% ** $63,000 **
Industrial & Systems Engineering 145 108 74% 94 87% 88 93% $64,000 $68,875 $72,500
Materials Science & Engineering 61 41 67% 23 56% 22 95% $60,000 $65,000 $68,000
Mechanical Engineering 346 230 66% 168 73% 147 87% $60,187 $65,000 $72,000
Mining Engineering 30 18 60% 17 95% 17 100% $62,250 $65,000 $70,000
Ocean Engineering 12 8 67% 8 101% 7 87% ** $57,000 **
[a dash appears in the percentage cell if there were no respondents for the major]
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences 950 678 71% 277 41% 197 71% $32,000 $40,000 $50,000
Classical Studies 6 4 67% 1 25% 1 100% ** ** **
Communication Studies 20 14 70% 9 64% 7 77% ** $40,000 **
Consumer Studies 17 8 47% 6 75% 5 83% ** $60,000 **
Creative Writing 14 9 64% 4 44% 3 75% ** ** **
Criminology 46 32 70% 17 53% 12 70% $38,000 $42,260 $48,000
Family and Consumer Science 2 2 100% 1 50% 0 0% ** ** **
Fashion Merchandising and Design 22 15 68% 7 47% 5 71% ** $35,000 **
French 6 4 67% 2 50% 0 0% ** ** **
German 3 2 67% 0 0% 0 - ** ** **
History 46 37 80% 14 38% 11 78% ** $38,000 **
Human Development 188 143 76% 37 25% 27 72% $29,260 $35,000 $45,000
International Relations 3 3 100% 2 67% 0 0% ** ** **
International Studies 75 57 76% 31 55% 21 67% $35,250 $40,000 $49,500
Literature and Language 50 37 74% 5 14% 4 80% ** $33,000 **
Multimedia Journalism 59 37 63% 14 38% 7 50% ** $32,000 **
Music 16 13 81% 0 0% 0 - ** ** **
National Security & Foreign Affairs 5 2 40% 2 100% 0 0% ** ** **
Philosophy 9 7 78% 3 43% 2 66% ** ** **
Political Science 143 97 68% 48 50% 34 70% $32,500 $40,000 $48,250
Professional and Technical Writing 20 15 75% 10 67% 9 90% ** $60,000 **
Property Management 15 9 60% 7 78% 7 100% ** $45,760 **
Public Relations 108 80 74% 33 41% 26 78% $34,500 $40,000 $50,500
Religion and Culture 7 6 86% 3 50% 2 66% ** ** **
Residential Environments and Design 7 5 71% 3 60% 3 100% ** ** **
Russian 6 5 83% 2 40% 1 50% ** ** **
Sociology 30 18 60% 9 50% 5 55% ** $30,000 **
Spanish 7 3 43% 2 66% 0 0% ** ** **
Theatre Arts 21 14 67% 5 36% 5 100% ** $21,840 **
[a dash appears in the percentage cell if there were no respondents for the major]
College of Science 825 577 70% 176 30% 134 76% $31,500 $46,486 $70,000
Biochemistry (SCI) 87 55 63% 17 31% 13 76% $21,675 $45,000 $61,661
Biological Sciences 190 128 67% 33 26% 21 63% $21,000 $30,000 $45,000
Chemistry 29 25 86% 5 20% 5 100% ** $38,000 **
Clinical Neuroscience 33 24 73% 8 33% 6 75% ** $23,230 **
Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience 22 10 45% 5 50% 3 60% ** ** **
Computational and Systems Neuroscience 4 3 75% 2 67% 1 50% ** ** **
Computational Modeling and Data Analytics 46 41 89% 29 70% 27 93% $62,750 $70,000 $75,000
Economics 56 37 66% 14 38% 12 85% $36,000 $57,500 $68,000
Experimental Neuroscience 10 8 80% 3 38% 2 66% ** ** **
Geosciences 19 12 63% 2 16% 2 100% ** ** **
Mathematics 63 43 68% 15 34% 11 73% ** $60,000 **
Microbiology 25 23 92% 7 30% 5 71% ** $43,400 **
Nanoscience 13 12 92% 1 8% 1 100% ** ** **
Neuroscience 2 1 50% 1 100% 1 100% ** ** **
Physics 57 49 86% 6 12% 5 83% ** $37,292 **
Psychology 147 91 62% 23 25% 15 65% $30,000 $35,000 $41,500
Statistics 21 14 67% 5 36% 4 80% ** $70,000 **
Systems Biology 1 1 100% 0 0% 0 - ** ** **
[a dash appears in the percentage cell if there were no respondents for the major]
College of Natural Resources and Environment 210 156 74% 94 59% 68 72% $33,000 $42,477 $54,000
Environmental Informatics 6 4 67% 2 50% 2 100% ** ** **
Environmental Resources Management 15 12 80% 6 50% 5 83% ** $40,000 **
Fish Conservation 9 5 56% 1 20% 0 0% ** ** **
Forestry 14 12 86% 12 100% 10 83% ** $37,000 **
Geography 39 26 67% 15 58% 10 66% ** $53,000 **
Meteorology 19 12 63% 7 58% 7 100% ** $37,292 **
Natural Resources Conservation 12 7 58% 5 72% 3 60% ** ** **
Packaging Systems and Design 34 24 71% 15 62% 13 86% $42,030 $55,000 $63,000
Sustainable Biomaterials 21 17 81% 11 65% 10 90% ** $43,750 **
Water: Resources, Policy, and Management 8 6 75% 3 50% 1 33% ** ** **
Wildlife Conservation 33 31 94% 17 55% 7 41% ** $26,000 **
 
   
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