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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