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Salaries by Major at Valdosta State University

How much money do Valdosta State University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $31,800 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $40,300 on average.

In terms of specific areas of study, the following is a ranking of degree programs by the median first-year starting salaries for VSU graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing with a median starting salary of $55,900 followed by Accounting and Related Services paying $36,800 and Business Administration, Management and Operations graduates who have a median starting income of $34,300 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Educational Administration and Supervision (Graduate/Professional Certificate) program rank first with a median initial income of $62,700 followed by Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Graduate/Professional Certificate) at $56,500 and Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) who earn $50,700 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Valdosta State University graduates who received federal financial aid in the form of grants or loans. Not all graduates or fields of study are represented as data for some degree programs are omitted for privacy purposes.

Median first-year earnings for Valdosta State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Educational Administration and Supervision (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $62,700
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $56,500
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $55,900
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $50,700
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $49,500
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $45,100
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $42,900
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $41,000
Social Work (Master's Degree) $38,800
Library Science and Administration (Master's Degree) $37,900
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $36,800
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (Master's Degree) $34,700
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $34,300
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $33,100
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $33,100
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $33,000
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $32,300
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $30,900
Business Operations Support and Assistant Services (Bachelorís Degree) $30,400
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $30,300
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $28,900
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $28,800
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $27,400
Sociology and Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,900
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,600
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $26,500
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $26,300
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $25,200
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,000
History (Bachelorís Degree) $22,800
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $15,400

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=141264 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Valdosta State University.