Michael Jordan's average starting salary for college majors is $250,000?

There is a legend that a geography professor at the University of North Carolina once told his students that the average starting salary for their major was $250,000, but later admitted that was only because of Michael Jordan.

This story is often used as a negative lesson today because people always believe in the "average" in statistics. In the 1984-1985 season, Michael Jordan's salary in his first year with the Bulls was $550,000.

Presumably, Jordan's graduating class must have been smaller for wages to deviate so much from the average, but regardless, that may just be a myth.