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Average Salary for Coppin State University (CSU) Alumni

Founded in Baltimore, Md., Coppin State University is an institution of higher learning for around 3,000 students. The school is known for its strong athletic tradition (Go Eagles!), and the urban environment gives students ample opportunity to discover new neighborhoods, restaurants, concerts, and more. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Coppin grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

Coppin State University (CSU) Alumni

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Case Manager
4 salaries
Nursing Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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About This School

2500 West North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21216-3698

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Graduates of Coppin head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; public K-12 education, the individual or family social services industry, and the social services industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular professional field seems to be clinical care. Salaries are quite modest for Coppin alumni, inconsistent with the impressive SAT results reported by this group. Starting salaries of $46K are common among Coppin grads.


Nursing Managers win the contest for best-paid Coppin alumni, typically making approximately $93K every year, though Non-Profit Program Managers (around $48K) are not far behind. Case Managers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning $31K.


Baltimore keeps the largest number of Coppin grads among cities despite the fact that it offers the lowest median compensation ($46K). Coppin grads with a different agenda may consider the above-average salaries in Washington, DC — pay averages to $48K.

Degree Major

With annual earnings of about $75K per year, former Eagles who have a Bachelor of Science in Social Science are the best paid among the alumni population. A Master of Education (MEd), Rehabilitation Counseling offers the lowest annual financial reward (around $45K).


Former Eagles with Quality Improvement / QA experience garner salaries that are more than double other grads' salaries. Customer Service is a common skill among Coppin alumni — about one in five grads mention using it at work. Also considered top-notch skills are Case Management, Counseling, and Office Administration.

Benefits and Perks

Lacking in the benefits department, just one-third of alumni report compensation for sick days and only one in three grads get vacation time. A fair portion of former students enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a majority of alumni receive dental plans, too. A fair portion of grads save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Coppin State University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and life insurance.

Related Schools

Median pay for Lincoln University grads is about $47K, making their salaries most similar to those of Coppin grads. Other schools similar to Coppin include the University of the District of Columbia, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
810 950
ACT Scores

Key Stats for Coppin State University (CSU)


73 %
27 %
$31,197 - $69,024
$31,000 - $75,708
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

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