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College grads see higher starting salaries this year

The salaries of new college graduates jumped across the board this year, according to a new survey.

Go figure.

For those who are curious below are the highest average starting salaries for the current crop of newly-minted grads:

$59,361 — chemical engineering majors
$56,201 — computer engineering
$55,292 — electrical engineering
$54,128 — mechanical engineering
$53,396 — computer science
$50,852 — information science
$48,509 — civil engineering
$48,483 — economics
$47,648 — MIS
$47,239 — finance
$46,718 — accounting
$43,701 — management
$40,161 — marketing

Then of course there are the liberal arts degrees:

$34,590 — political science
$33,768 — history
$32,553 — English
$32,033 — sociology

As for young, would-be journalists, well, Starbucks is hiring.

Mmmm, Starbucks.

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