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Salaries by Major at Valparaiso University

How much money do Valparaiso University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $39,800 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $54,000 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 Valpo graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering with a median starting salary of $67,200 followed by Mechanical Engineering paying $62,500 and Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing graduates who have a median starting income of $60,900 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (First Professional Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $116,100 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $57,700 and Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Master's Degree) who earn $41,100 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Valparaiso 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 Valparaiso University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (First Professional Degree) $116,100
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $67,200
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $62,500
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $60,900
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $57,700
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $57,100
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $47,800
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Master's Degree) $41,100
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $40,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $37,500
Law (First Professional Degree) $37,000
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Master's Degree) $35,800
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $35,500
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Bachelorís Degree) $32,900
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $30,400
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $29,700
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,200
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $28,500
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,300
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,400
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $24,500

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=152600 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Valparaiso University.