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New Website Lists TN College Grad Earnings

There’s always been anecdotal evidence that one college’s nursing program was better than another, for instance, or that jobs weren’t as plentiful for people with degrees in medieval language as, say, in business.
Further from the Commercial Appeal:
The veil lifts Tuesday with the launch of a website collegemeasures.org/ESM/Tennessee that shows first-year earnings of graduates in every field of study, allowing taxpayers (and their college-bound offspring) to see which majors are most lucrative and compare first-year pay across state-sponsored schools.
Graduates in health fields at the University of Memphis (with average starting salary of $59,570) earn more than graduates in any major in any public college in Tennessee and nearly $5,000 more than graduates in the same programs at Middle Tennessee State University.
The highest paying degrees are in the medical and engineering fields; the lowest are philosophy and religious studies, with grads from Austin Peay State University making $20,500 – $7,000 less than grads in the same majors at UT-Martin.