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Economics:

Most Lucrative College Degrees

Money/CNN.com reported the "Most Lucrative College Degrees February 5, 2004 based on preliminary conclusions of the NACE for new graduates with a Bachelor's degree.

WHAT'S A
DEGREE WORTH?

Average Starting Salary

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Majors in computer engineering and chemical engineering top the list of most lucrative college degrees. Average starting salaries for computer engineers reached $53,117, up very slightly from their levels at this time last year. Starting salaries for chemical engineers, meanwhile, rose 2.5 percent to $52,563.

Starting salaries for civil and electrical engineering majors still compare favorably with those of most other majors, but both experienced modest declines compared with last year.

For the first time since 2001, employers reported increases in starting salary offers to students in computer science, information sciences and systems, and management information systems.

Computer Engineering $53,117

Chemical Engineering $52,563

Electrical Engineering $49,926

Mechanical Engineering $49,088

Computer Science $48,656

Industrial/Mfg. Eng. $48,283

Information Sciences $42,108

Accounting $42,045

Construction Science $41,232

MIS/ Bus. Data Proc. $41,103

Civil Engineering $41,046

Economics/Finance $40,484

 

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