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Graduating high school and looking for a major with lucrative careers or highest salaries? Well, look no more.
With some of the best undergraduate programs, studying at SU schools can definitely land you the with highest-paying jobs in the U.S. Currently, SU offers more than 200 majors and over 100 minors.

For the past five years, SU graduates have seen a steady rise in their salaries. The average base salary reported for the class of 2012 was $43,000 while the average base salary of 2016 graduates was $47,954. Furthermore, the university has also maintained its full-time employment rate around 62 percent for the past five years.

Career outcome rate (full- and part-time employed)      Average salary of  undergraduate degree recipients

The SU Schools and Colleges That Get You Rewarding Career with Highest Paying Jobs

School of Information Studies               

The first school to top this list is the School of Information Studies. The School of Information Studies, or as students like to call it, the “iSchool,” has consistently reported the highest paying salary among all majors. Since 2012, the average salary of an iSchool graduate has been consistently increasing. The class of 2016 reported a mean salary of $64,024. A bachelor’s degree from the iSchool gives you an opportunity to get picked up by some of the top employers like Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and IBM. The most sought after undergraduate major is a Bachelor of Science in Information Management & Technology. In fact, iSchool student Pulaha Roy recently reported on the top job prospects in Syracuse.

College of Engineering and Computer Science

The College of Engineering and Computer Science is a close second, offering an average salary of $59,000. The ECS College offers 10 undergraduate programs: Bachelor of Science programs in aerospace engineering, bioengineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, and mechanical engineering, computer science, systems and information science. As per ECS reports, on average, 95 percent of Engineering and Computer Science graduates are employed full-time in their industry or enrolled in graduate school by graduation, or within the next six months. So, if you are passionate about technology you can certainly check out these programs in detail here.

School of Management

Marketing and finance have been the major driving factors of any business. These dueling roles share one thing in common: they rank among the highest paying jobs in business. The Whitman School of Management offers some rewarding careers with its undergraduate programs. Students of the class of 2016 have bagged an average package of $56,376.

School of Architecture

The five-year B.Arch. program at Syracuse University can land you a job with an average salary of $46,000. In addition, the major has seen a substantial growth in its average salary offerings. The average salary of a B.Arch. graduate has rocketed from $39,300 in 2012 to $51,562 in the year 2016. The B.Arch. curriculum is particularly known for its design-oriented and humanities-focused courses.

College of Arts & Sciences

Finally, the last school making it to this list is the Arts & Sciences school. The 2016 outcomes summary has reported a job employment rate of 42 percent and a mean salary for Arts and Science graduates for the last five years is approximately $40,380.

However, SU is not just about courses and lucrative jobs. Syracuse University prides itself in a tight-knit atmosphere with a busy campus life. With more than 300 student organizations, you’ll surely find something that will pique an interest. Therefore, if you are a high school graduate Syracuse University should definitely be on your list.


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