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Salaries by Major at Tennessee State University

How much money do Tennessee State University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $29,800 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $38,400 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 Tennessee State University 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 $53,000 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing paying $51,900 and Dental Support Services and Allied Professions graduates who have a median starting income of $41,400 .

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 $80,600 followed by Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) at $67,900 and Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Master's Degree) who earn $64,500 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Tennessee 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 Tennessee State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $80,600
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) $67,900
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Master's Degree) $64,500
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $54,000
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $53,000
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $52,200
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Associate's Degree) $51,900
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions (Associate's Degree) $41,400
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $40,100
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $38,400
Social Work (Master's Degree) $38,200
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $36,500
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Bachelorís Degree) $32,100
Agriculture (Bachelorís Degree) $30,900
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $29,700
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,700
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $29,100
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $28,900
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $28,200
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $27,700
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $27,500
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $27,400
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,500

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=221838 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Tennessee State University.