TTU degrees give grads highest salary potential of Tenn. public universities

Posted by Karen Lykins - Tuesday, August 10 2010
klykins@tntech.edu
Office of Communications & Marketing

— Tennessee Tech University offers students with a bachelor’s degree the highest beginning and mid-career salary potential of any public university in the state.

According to Payscale.com, the starting median salary for a Tennessee Tech graduate is $44,500. After 15 years of experience, the median salary is $80,300, as reported by TTU graduates.

Payscale.com is a company that owns the largest online employee salary database in the world and specializes in compensation data.

Also in the report, professional mechanical engineering graduates named Tennessee Tech University’s College of Engineering the 19th most popular destination of mechanical engineering majors in the country and the 2nd most popular in the southeastern region behind only Georgia Tech.

TTU offers six of Payscale.com’s Top 10 College Majors that Lead to High Salaries: chemical engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, economics, physics, and applied mathematics.

Tennessee Tech is known as Tennessee’s technological university, but houses six strong academic divisions offering 44 bachelor’s degrees and 20 graduate programs -- the College of Agricultural and Human Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Engineering, and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Payscale.com issues an annual College Salary Report that focuses on the country’s most lucrative majors to help students maximize their potential for getting the best monetary return on their college investment.

For more information, visit http://www.payscale.com/best-colleges.

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