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Salaries by Major at Northern Kentucky University

How much money do Northern Kentucky University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $33,100 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $39,700 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 NKU graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians with a median starting salary of $64,300 followed by Construction Management paying $58,900 and Computer and Information Sciences graduates who have a median starting income of $55,400 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Human Resources Management and Services (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $96,300 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) at $86,500 and Business/Commerce (Master's Degree) who earn $72,600 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Northern Kentucky 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 Northern Kentucky University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Human Resources Management and Services (Master's Degree) $96,300
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $86,500
Business/Commerce (Master's Degree) $72,600
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $64,300
Construction Management (Bachelorís Degree) $58,900
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $55,400
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $55,000
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $54,600
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $54,600
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $53,800
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $49,000
Law (First Professional Degree) $46,700
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $43,100
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $42,100
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $41,700
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (Master's Degree) $41,400
Business/Commerce (Bachelorís Degree) $41,200
Human Resources Management and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $40,900
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $40,500
Social Work (Master's Degree) $40,200
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $38,900
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $36,900
Information Science/Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $35,500
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $34,700
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $34,700
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $33,100
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $33,100
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $32,000
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $31,400
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,900
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $30,800
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $28,500
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,500
History (Bachelorís Degree) $27,900
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $27,700
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $24,900
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $22,400
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $21,900
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $20,500

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=157447 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Northern Kentucky University.