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Salaries by Major at Virginia State University

How much money do Virginia State University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $28,000 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 VSU graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities with a median starting salary of $37,400 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations paying $34,600 and Social Work graduates who have a median starting income of $30,800 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Virginia 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 Virginia State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $37,400
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $34,600
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $30,800
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $28,600
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,200
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,400
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $23,800
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $21,500

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=234155 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Virginia State University.