Grand Valley State University Rankings by Salary Score

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Grand Valley State University's Top Rankings

Grand Valley State University is ranked on 4 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Grand Valley State University

We calculated a salary score for each of Grand Valley State University's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at Grand Valley State University to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.

Salary Scores for GVSU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 48 99% 99% $23,000 $48,230 48
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 50 98% 98% $24,250 $50,860 50
Anthropology 40 98% 98% $25,370 $25,450 40
Biological and Physical Sciences 58 94% 94% $29,490 $34,300 58
Biology, General 64 96% 96% $24,500 $30,960 64
Business Administration, Management and Operations 89 99% 99% $22,000 $53,940 89
Business/Commerce, General 37 90% 90% $27,000 $40,900 37
Business/Managerial Economics 54 98% 98% $23,250 $48,730 54
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 44 100% 100% $17,930 $30,410 44
Chemistry 62 100% 100% $27,000 $40,490 62
Communication and Media Studies 53 98% 98% $23,250 $34,110 53
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 55 98% 98% $22,250 $35,590 55
Computer and Information Sciences, General 68 100% 100% $26,800 $65,130 68
Computer Engineering 59 100% 100% Not Reported $74,310 59
Criminal Justice and Corrections 67 98% 98% $25,500 $38,470 67
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 27 100% 100% Not Reported $20,530 27
Economics 21 100% 100% $25,580 $39,590 21
Education, General 69 98% 98% $29,000 $37,980 69
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 57 100% 100% $29,000 $72,020 57
English Language and Literature, General 91 97% 97% $27,000 $37,080 91
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 81 88% 88% $28,190 $33,990 81
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 37 96% 96% $25,000 $24,890 37
Finance and Financial Management Services 43 98% 98% $21,500 $48,880 43
Fine and Studio Arts 65 97% 97% $26,450 $28,330 65
Geography and Cartography 64 96% 96% $21,970 $38,830 64
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 60 100% 100% $28,750 $38,830 60
Health and Medical Administrative Services 31 100% 100% $28,000 $36,340 31
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 27 100% 100% $25,500 $27,220 27
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 27 97% 97% $23,500 $31,280 27
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs 52 96% 96% $26,030 $31,620 52
History 57 98% 98% $23,430 $32,090 57
Hospitality Administration/Management 37 97% 97% $22,750 $35,540 37
Human Resources Management and Services 50 100% 100% $18,750 $46,090 50
Information Science/Studies 84 95% 95% $27,000 $64,330 84
International Business 54 97% 97% $23,740 $47,260 54
International Relations and National Security Studies 37 83% 83% $21,250 $33,990 37
Journalism 12 100% 100% Not Reported $26,190 12
Legal Support Services 49 100% 100% $25,500 $35,270 49
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 73 94% 94% $25,500 $37,330 73
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 29 99% 99% $24,500 $47,340 29
Manufacturing Engineering 69 100% 100% $27,000 $69,340 69
Marketing 67 98% 98% $20,500 $45,380 67
Mathematics 37 99% 99% $25,890 $42,310 37
Mechanical Engineering 62 98% 98% $28,500 $67,470 62
Music 86 98% 98% $28,330 $35,060 86
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 37 93% 93% $25,000 $30,770 37
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 42 100% 100% $17,750 $28,210 42
Philosophy 67 100% 100% Not Reported $33,990 67
Political Science and Government 65 96% 96% $25,050 $38,050 65
Psychology, General 35 98% 98% $25,000 $28,160 35
Public Administration 20 96% 96% $25,250 $34,560 20
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 53 95% 95% $25,500 $38,290 53
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians 72 100% 100% $26,500 $65,240 72
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 64 96% 96% $27,000 $33,690 64
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 25 99% 99% $26,160 $58,170 25
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 70 100% 100% $23,500 $35,820 70
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 26 91% 91% $24,050 $24,620 26
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 36 90% 90% $26,860 $30,230 36
Social Sciences, General 67 99% 99% $30,000 $37,790 67
Social Work 47 99% 99% $25,000 $31,840 47
Sociology 49 98% 98% $24,050 $32,390 49
Statistics 25 100% 100% $27,000 $46,090 25
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 16 99% 99% $27,000 $31,510 16

Salary Scores for GVSU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 60 100% 100% $22,860 $62,710 60
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 66 98% 98% $75,310 $104,880 66
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology 34 96% 96% Not Reported $67,660 34
Business/Commerce, General 53 99% 99% $25,430 $77,400 53
Communication and Media Studies 34 100% 100% Not Reported $43,580 34
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 38 99% 99% $49,340 $53,840 38
Computer and Information Sciences, General 37 100% 100% Not Reported $76,360 37
Curriculum and Instruction 38 99% 99% $19,080 $47,040 38
Education, General 44 100% 100% $12,680 $48,940 44
Educational Administration and Supervision 28 97% 97% $24,300 $48,730 28
Educational/Instructional Media Design 40 100% 100% Not Reported $52,110 40
Health and Medical Administrative Services 26 100% 100% $37,980 $53,360 26
Public Administration 32 97% 97% $41,260 $49,020 32
Public Health 25 100% 100% $47,500 $45,310 25
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 51 98% 98% $61,520 $57,140 51
Social Work 35 98% 98% $42,250 $43,550 35
Special Education and Teaching 56 100% 100% $19,770 $51,360 56
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 44 100% 100% Not Reported $43,800 44

Salary Scores for GVSU Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 19 91% 91% $50,500 $95,070 19
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 41 99% 99% $86,630 $69,340 41

Most Recent Reviews

Genevieve 1/7/2020

Overall, the Criminal Justice Program at Grand Valley State University prepares you for a diverse range of post-college options. No matter what you are interested in, there is a faculty member who can share their unique experiences and act as a mentor to help you reach your goals. Whether you are looking into policing, corrections, victim advocacy, federal enforcement, environmental protection, legal studies, or continuing on to graduate school, there is someone there to help you. Small class sizes allow you... Read More

Elizabeth Cullen 12/16/2019

GVSU's Music Education program is excellent. The general music professors are top-tier academics and care for their students. The studio professors do vary in quality. It has been years since I attended, so I do not know which studios are currently at the top. I would recommend researching this and taking several lessons with the studio professor of your choice before committing. The audition process is standard. Music scholarships are typically small, and would need to be supplemented with academic scholarships.... Read More