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Salaries by Major at North Dakota State University Main Campus

How much money do North Dakota State University Main Campus graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $44,200 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $53,600 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 NDSU graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering with a median starting salary of $64,000 followed by Mechanical Engineering paying $63,100 and Civil Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $61,400 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $116,200 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) at $97,500 and Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) who earn $56,000 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for North Dakota State University Main Campus 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 North Dakota State University Main Campus graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) $116,200
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) $97,500
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $64,000
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $63,100
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $61,400
Construction Management (Bachelorís Degree) $61,100
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $61,000
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $57,700
Industrial Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $57,500
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $56,000
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $55,600
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $53,100
Agricultural Production Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $52,500
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $51,600
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $50,000
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $48,600
Agricultural Business and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $47,000
Architecture (Master's Degree) $46,400
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $44,600
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $40,900
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $40,700
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $39,300
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $39,100
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $38,700
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology (Bachelorís Degree) $38,400
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $36,200
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $35,900
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $35,900
Animal Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $35,300
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $34,200
Apparel and Textiles (Bachelorís Degree) $33,700
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $33,400
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $32,700
History (Bachelorís Degree) $32,500
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $31,300
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services (Bachelorís Degree) $31,100
Natural Resources Management and Policy (Bachelorís Degree) $30,900
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,600
Zoology/Animal Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,100
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $20,400

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=200332 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for North Dakota State University Main Campus.