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50 Highest-paying College Majors

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Glassdoor--a company that provides reviews of employment, businesses, and salaries--recently published a list of the top 50 highest-paying college majors after analyzing approximately 500,000 resumes. Lone Star College offers many of these degrees, plus related programs and transfer degrees.

1. Computer Science

Median Base Salary: $70,000

2. Electrical Engineering

Median Base Salary: $68,438

3. Mechanical Engineering

Median Base Salary: $68,000

4. Chemical Engineering

Median Base Salary: $65,000

5. Industrial Engineering

Median Base Salary: $64,381

6. Information Technology

Median Base Salary: $64,008

7. Civil Engineering

Median Base Salary: $61,500

8. Statistics

Median Base Salary: $60,000

9. Nursing

Median Base Salary: $58,928

10. Management Information Systems

Median Base Salary: $58,000

11. Finance

Median Base Salary: $54,900

12. Mathematics

Median Base Salary: $54,018

13. Biomedical Engineering

Median Base Salary: $52,814

14. Accounting

Median Base Salary: $52,000

15. Economics

Median Base Salary: $52,000

16. Physics

Median Base Salary: $50,000

17. Biotechnology

Median Base Salary: $50,000

18. Architecture

Median Base Salary: $50,000

19. Fashion Design

Median Base Salary: $50,000

20. Business

Median Base Salary: $47,850

21. International Relations

Median Base Salary: $45,880

22. Graphic Design

Median Base Salary: $45,846

23. Marketing

Median Base Salary: $45,475

24. English

Median Base Salary: $45,000

25. Political Science

Median Base Salary: $45,000

26. History

Median Base Salary: $45,000

27. Human Resources

Median Base Salary: $45,000

28. Journalism

Median Base Salary: $45,000

29. Advertising

Median Base Salary: $45,000

30. Philosophy

Median Base Salary: $45,000

31. Environmental Science

Median Base Salary: $45,000

32. Social Science

Median Base Salary: $45,000

33. Spanish

Median Base Salary: $44,256

34. Communications

Median Base Salary: $44,190

35. Interior Design

Median Base Salary: $44,098

36. Chemistry

Median Base Salary: $44,000

37. Music

Median Base Salary: $44,000

38. Film Studies

Median Base Salary: $44,000

39. Public Relations

Median Base Salary: $43,156

40. Sports Management

Median Base Salary: $43,156

41. Education

Median Base Salary: $43,000

42. Anthropology

Median Base Salary: $43,000

43. Hospitality Management

Median Base Salary: $42,734

44. Biochemistry

Median Base Salary: $42,672

45. Liberal Arts

Median Base Salary: $42,500

46. Psychology

Median Base Salary: $42,000

47. Sociology

Median Base Salary: $42,000

48. Healthcare Administration

Median Base Salary: $42,000

49. Social Work

Median Base Salary: $41,656

50. Biology

Median Base Salary: $41,250

For more information on the methodology of this list, please visit the original Glassdoor blog post.

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