Employers may have cut back significantly on college recruiting, but they haven’t abandoned campus altogether, according to the Spring 2002 issue of Salary Survey, a quarterly report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
"Employers have been extending offers to graduating students in select fields," says Marilyn F. Mackes, NACE executive director. "Although overall demand is down 36 percent from a year ago, there are still signs of life in the college job market."
As reported in Salary Survey, the top 10 majors (based on the number of offers they’ve received) and their average starting salaries are as follows:
MajorAverage Salary Offer
Management Information Systems
Computer Science $40,293
Salary Survey is a quarterly report of starting salary offers to new college graduates in 70 disciplines at the bachelor’s degree level. The survey compiles data from college and university career services offices nationwide.