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Salaries by Major at Virginia Commonwealth University

How much money do Virginia Commonwealth University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $36,100 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $47,500 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 VCU graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer and Information Sciences with a median starting salary of $64,600 followed by Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering paying $64,400 and Dental Support Services and Allied Professions graduates who have a median starting income of $63,800 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $208,600 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) at $179,700 and Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) who earn $117,300 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Virginia Commonwealth 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 Virginia Commonwealth University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences (Master's Degree) $208,600
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) $179,700
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) $117,300
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $94,100
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $87,100
Dentistry (First Professional Degree) $85,300
Information Science/Studies (Master's Degree) $80,800
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Master's Degree) $76,300
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) $67,100
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $64,600
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $64,400
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $63,800
Business/Commerce (Master's Degree) $61,300
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $61,000
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $60,100
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Master's Degree) $59,500
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $56,500
Accounting and Related Services (Post-baccalaureate Certificate) $56,200
Medicine (First Professional Degree) $54,900
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $53,600
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other (Master's Degree) $52,000
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $50,600
Information Science/Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $50,000
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $49,100
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $46,700
Urban Studies/Affairs (Master's Degree) $46,500
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $45,800
Education (Master's Degree) $45,600
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $45,000
Real Estate (Bachelorís Degree) $44,300
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Master's Degree) $43,700
Social Work (Master's Degree) $43,100
Business/Commerce (Bachelorís Degree) $41,600
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Master's Degree) $40,400
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $40,000
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $39,400
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $39,300
Business/Managerial Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $39,300
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $38,900
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $36,300
Biomedical/Medical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $35,100
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $35,000
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $33,600
Urban Studies/Affairs (Bachelorís Degree) $33,100
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $31,200
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $31,000
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $30,900
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,500
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,200
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $29,100
History (Bachelorís Degree) $28,900
Biological and Physical Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $28,700
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $28,000
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $26,900
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $26,000
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $25,200
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $24,900
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $24,000
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $23,200
Area Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $23,100
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $23,000
Fine and Studio Arts (Master's Degree) $21,800
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $20,800
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $20,600
Religion/Religious Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $20,200
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $20,100
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $19,100
Biology (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $19,000
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry (Bachelorís Degree) $18,300

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=234030 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Virginia Commonwealth University.