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Salaries by Major at Northwestern State University of Louisiana

How much money do Northwestern State University of Louisiana graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $34,500 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $38,100 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 NSU 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 $62,700 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing paying $57,800 and Information Science/Studies graduates who have a median starting income of $57,400 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $90,400 followed by Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) at $46,800 and Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) who earn $42,100 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Northwestern State University of Louisiana 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 Northwestern State University of Louisiana graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $90,400
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $62,700
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Associate's Degree) $57,800
Information Science/Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $57,400
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $46,800
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $42,100
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $41,400
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $40,300
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $39,200
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $38,700
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $33,700
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $32,100
History (Bachelorís Degree) $28,600
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $27,200
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $26,700
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,600
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $25,200
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,000
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Associate's Degree) $24,900
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $24,200
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $17,700
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $16,900

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=160038 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Northwestern State University of Louisiana.