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Salaries by Major at Northern State University

How much money do Northern State University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $33,300 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $37,400 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 Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods with a median starting salary of $38,400 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations paying $37,000 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $43,400 followed by Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree) at $39,600 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Northern 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 Northern State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $43,400
Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree) $39,600
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $38,400
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $37,000

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219259 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Northern State University.