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Graduates Earnings by Program & Institution

Compare earnings of Minnesota graduates working in Minnesota 2 or 4 years after graduation either by programs at each institution or by the same program at different institutions. The chart only shows the top 10 programs or institutions based on the type of earnings selected, but the table below shows all of the data.

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Finally, caution should be used when interpreting graduates wages as an indicator of institutional performance. For a quick overview of some of the limitations, please visit the Data Caveats section.




Earnings for Bachelors Completers, by Program

The chart shows the top 10 programs

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Program Completers
(2012/13 Graduates)
2nd Year Earnings
(2012/13 Graduates)
4th Year Earnings
(2010/11 Graduates)
Accounting and Related Services 1,281 $48,536 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $54,532 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 55 $57,899 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $63,079 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Agricultural Business and Management 46 $42,737 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median Insufficient Data
Agricultural Engineering 29 $49,841 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median Insufficient Data
Agricultural Production Operations 11 Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Air Transportation 50 $38,115 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $42,662 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 103 $57,277 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $47,786 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
American Sign Language 17 Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Animal Sciences 102 $33,716 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $43,688 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Anthropology 165 $33,537 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $34,353 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Apparel and Textiles 17 Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Applied Mathematics 10 Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Architecture 136 $39,533 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $45,039 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Area Studies 73 $37,288 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $35,736 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management 57 $37,271 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $39,863 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Astronomy and Astrophysics 11 Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology 17 Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 232 $39,675 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $45,428 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 49 $57,686 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $63,318 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Biology, General 1,539 $34,514 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $44,307 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 70 $62,175 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $72,430 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Biotechnology 17 Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection 12 Insufficient Data $66,422 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Business Administration, Management and Operations 2,487 $44,469 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $48,906 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 14 Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Business/Commerce, General 109 $52,823 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $63,723 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Business/Managerial Economics 18 $42,847 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $46,382 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 107 $33,638 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $45,685 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Chemical Engineering 131 $65,848 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $74,700 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Chemistry 373 $37,268 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $48,399 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Civil Engineering 211 $54,370 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $56,781 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 37 Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 123 $33,131 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $38,100 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 46 $57,477 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median Insufficient Data
Communication and Media Studies 1,006 $36,987 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $41,132 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 199 $30,759 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $43,269 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 126 $40,723 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $44,618 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Computer and Information Sciences, General 175 $58,851 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $67,735 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Computer Engineering 77 $65,713 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $74,426 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Computer Science 426 $64,563 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $70,685 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Computer Software and Media Applications Insufficient Data Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Computer Systems Analysis 11 Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 58 $55,711 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $61,636 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management 54 $55,853 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $58,655 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Construction Management 96 $50,921 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $65,043 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Criminal Justice and Corrections 853 $38,890 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $45,461 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Criminology 185 $36,534 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $42,293 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Dance 27 Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions 109 $60,411 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $63,154 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Design and Applied Arts 386 $35,492 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $41,928 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 231 $29,549 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $34,075 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 71 Insufficient Data $35,823 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 74 $35,537 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $38,088 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Economics 735 $45,198 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $53,453 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Education, General 25 Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Education, Other 192 $42,120 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $43,267 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians 14 $46,527 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median Insufficient Data
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 251 $63,428 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $74,015 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Engineering Technology, General 15 Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Engineering, General 24 $74,439 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median Insufficient Data
Engineering-Related Technologies Insufficient Data Insufficient Data $62,537 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
English Language and Literature, General 686 $32,866 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $37,981 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations 88 $43,241 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $48,713 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Environmental Design 24 Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 99 $35,701 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $40,561 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies 98 $33,142 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $39,149 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 63 $35,332 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $38,178 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 101 $24,462 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $35,070 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Finance and Financial Management Services 651 $47,043 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $51,084 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Fine and Studio Arts 560 $31,157 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $35,864 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management 37 Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Food Science and Technology 27 $44,111 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median Insufficient Data
Forestry 25 $38,624 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median Insufficient Data
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science 33 $46,873 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $44,183 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations 115 $46,161 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $58,607 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Geography and Cartography 131 $40,912 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $43,008 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 85 $32,198 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $41,907 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 40 Insufficient Data $35,503 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Graphic Communications 19 Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Health and Medical Administrative Services 225 $45,980 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $48,948 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 841 $36,653 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $39,886 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 64 $52,496 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $63,402 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs 26 Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
History 463 $33,240 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $38,504 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Hospitality Administration/Management 58 $30,375 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $36,717 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Housing and Human Environments Insufficient Data Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 47 Insufficient Data $49,683 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Human Resources Management and Services 319 $43,473 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $55,352 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Human Services, General 93 $35,847 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $45,609 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Industrial Engineering 13 $70,684 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $69,375 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians 76 $52,807 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $64,240 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Information Science/Studies 76 $63,208 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $68,917 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Insurance 11 Insufficient Data $56,952 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies 25 Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
International Business 101 $40,161 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $46,113 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
International Relations and National Security Studies 210 $35,246 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $39,168 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
International/Global Studies 77 $32,699 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median Insufficient Data
Journalism 276 $38,179 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $43,804 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Legal Support Services 75 $38,304 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $37,821 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 110 $37,293 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $38,806 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 78 Insufficient Data $34,797 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Literature 10 Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Management Information Systems and Services 170 $60,213 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $67,498 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 14 $71,723 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median Insufficient Data
Marketing 754 $43,744 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $51,461 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Materials Engineering 61 $57,904 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $65,240 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Mathematics 454 $53,504 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $56,672 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Mathematics and Statistics, Other 20 Insufficient Data $46,230 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Mechanical Engineering 404 $61,307 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $68,457 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians 23 $52,289 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $61,693 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 136 $39,970 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $44,430 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 35 $33,504 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median Insufficient Data
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 10 Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 753 $45,957 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $48,871 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Music 302 $32,136 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $40,421 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 415 $34,292 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $40,392 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Natural Resources Management and Policy Insufficient Data Insufficient Data $47,908 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 71 $32,754 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median Insufficient Data
Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate) 13 Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Nutrition Sciences 149 $34,401 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $45,385 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 93 $34,597 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $43,187 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 89 $32,319 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $40,395 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 40 Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Philosophy 190 $38,672 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $48,227 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Physics 159 $51,487 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $59,627 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences 116 $28,458 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $43,451 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Plant Sciences 50 $43,695 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $48,220 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Political Science and Government 569 $37,099 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $40,253 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Psychology, General 1,872 $33,712 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $39,211 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Public Administration Insufficient Data Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Public Health 127 $36,293 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $41,953 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 64 $35,617 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $41,871 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 27 Insufficient Data $35,140 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Real Estate 13 Insufficient Data $49,540 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 1,859 $66,039 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $72,895 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions Insufficient Data Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Religion/Religious Studies 95 $36,041 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $36,233 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Research and Experimental Psychology 138 $32,168 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $39,415 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 399 $40,988 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $43,971 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 291 $37,235 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $42,245 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Insufficient Data Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Social Sciences, General 65 $33,464 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $40,582 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Social Sciences, Other 18 Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Social Work 540 $36,268 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $38,438 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Sociology 304 $33,058 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $39,019 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Sociology and Anthropology 23 Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Special Education and Teaching 130 $41,737 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $44,564 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Specialized Sales, Merchandising and Marketing Operations 12 Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Statistics 62 $49,130 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $49,666 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 1,134 $34,205 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $37,920 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 798 $37,791 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median $41,764 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language 23 Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Urban Studies/Affairs 66 $47,038 Greater than Minnesota Bachelors's median $43,039 Lower than Minnesota Bachelors's median
Veterinary Biomedical and Clinical Sciences Insufficient Data Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Visual and Performing Arts, General Insufficient Data Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
Source: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
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Data suppressed for cells with cell count less than 10 and labeled as 'Insufficient Data'.
* Institution provides combined data for multiple campuses in different cities which may be located in another planning region than shown.