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Salaries by Major at Norfolk State University

How much money do Norfolk State University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $28,400 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $36,700 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 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 $58,500 followed by Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other paying $40,700 and Business/Commerce graduates who have a median starting income of $34,200 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Social Work (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $44,800 followed by Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) at $44,000 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Norfolk 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 Norfolk State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $58,500
Social Work (Master's Degree) $44,800
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $44,000
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $40,700
Business/Commerce (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $34,200
Psychology (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $31,500
Social Work (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $30,800
Sociology (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $27,000
Biology (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $26,900
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $26,600
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $24,900
Music (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $24,400
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $23,700

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232937 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Norfolk State University.