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Salaries by Major at Radford University

How much money do Radford University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $37,100 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $47,400 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 RU graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Science with a median starting salary of $56,700 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing paying $56,000 and Finance and Financial Management Services graduates who have a median starting income of $49,100 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $72,800 followed by Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) at $56,600 and Psychology (Master's Degree) who earn $50,600 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Radford 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 Radford University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) $72,800
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $56,700
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $56,600
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $56,000
Psychology (Master's Degree) $50,600
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $49,100
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $47,600
Information Science/Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $47,200
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $43,400
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $43,300
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $40,000
Education (Master's Degree) $39,900
Social Work (Master's Degree) $39,100
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $38,900
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $38,600
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $36,200
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $35,600
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $33,800
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $31,600
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $31,500
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $30,300
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $29,100
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,200
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,700
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,600
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $26,200
History (Bachelorís Degree) $26,200
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $25,900
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $24,700
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $22,500
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $19,500

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=233277 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Radford University.