Kennesaw State University Alumni Average Salary

Around 23,000 people attend Kennesaw State University, a institution based in Kennesaw, Ga. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Kennesaw State University School Alumni

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About This School

1000 Chastain Rd
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591


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Graduates of KSU work in a variety of sectors including the software development industry, the banking industry, and the risk management industry. IT services registers as the most common industry among alumni. The average salary for a grad from KSU is $53K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in $78K after graduating from KSU, the average woman earns only $53K.


A large number of students head to Alpharetta, Ga. after college. KSU alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Atlanta, Ga., which offers a median salary of $87K. Living in Kennesaw after college is common among Kennesaw State University grads, whose love for the area is more important than the below-average median pay (about $48K).

Degree Major

KSU students with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) can expect to make the most money (around $120K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Graduates holding a Bachelor of Science in Psychology fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of approximately $34K.


Former Owls with Project Management experience garner salaries that are 136 percent more than other grads' salaries. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among KSU alumni, with nearly one-fourth of grads reporting using it on the job. Experience with Microsoft Office, SQL, and Data Analysis is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only one-third of alumni earn paid vacation and just less than 10 percent of graduates get paid sick time. Health coverage is awarded to a large number of grads, and dental insurance is issued to a strong majority of alumni as well. A large number of former students opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Graduates of Kennesaw State University are also recipients of a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, company pension plan, and life insurance.

Related Schools

Compensation averages about $54K for University of North Alabama alumni, making their earnings most comparable to KSU grads. Other schools similar to KSU include the University of West Georgia, Jacksonville State University, and North Georgia College & State University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1460 1740
ACT Scores 21 24

Key Stats for Kennesaw State University


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$31,415 - $71,899
$40,724 - $99,173

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$37,752 - $99,173
$34,550 - $52,381

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