Median starting wages for recent graduates of Virginia colleges and universities

October 4, 2012
What do new college graduates earn?

Here are some of the top median starting wages for recent graduates of selected four-year bachelor’s degree programs at Virginia colleges and universities. The state made the earnings data public Thursday.

Psychology

University of Virginia: $30,850

College of William & Mary: $30,719

Marymount University: $30,399

George Mason University: $30,256

Mary Baldwin College: $29,883

Statewide: $27,232

Computer and information sciences

University of Virginia: $61,777

College of William & Mary: $59,376

Virginia Tech: $57,559

George Mason University: $55,213

University of Mary Washington: $53,683

Statewide: $54,275

English language and literature

Mary Baldwin College: $33,152

George Mason University: $31,697

University of Virginia College at Wise: $30,007

University of Virginia: $29,934

Radford University: $29,243

Statewide: $27,362

Business administration and management

University of Richmond: $46,586

College of William & Mary: $43,129

George Mason University: $42,214

Mary Baldwin College: $37,750

Marymount University: $37,582

Statewide: $35,565

Registered nursing

Norfolk State University: $54,628

Virginia Commonwealth University: $53,453

Jefferson College of Health Sciences: $52,325

University of Virginia: $49,117

George Mason University: $49,028

Statewide: $47,954

Note: Figures are aggregated for graduates from the 2005-10 school years. They include those who obtained employment in Virginia within 18 months of graduating from a public or private nonprofit institution. Not included are military and federal government employees and anyone who works in a position not covered by unemployment insurance. The state excluded some small college programs for privacy reasons. No data was available for graduates of for-profit colleges.

Source: Washington Post analysis of data from the State Council of Higher

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