National University Rankings by Salary Score

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National University is ranked on 22 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at National University

We calculated a salary score for each of National 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 National 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 NU Associate Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 100 94% 94% $18,000 $42,680 100

Salary Scores for NU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 28 92% 92% $31,250 $43,800 28
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 98 100% 100% $29,530 $89,750 98
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management 37 89% 89% $32,170 $26,930 37
Business Administration, Management and Operations 86 94% 94% $29,750 $52,320 86
Business/Corporate Communications 99 100% 100% $34,380 $58,220 99
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 44 96% 96% $30,560 $55,000 44
Computer Science 47 95% 95% $36,000 $66,450 47
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management 69 99% 99% $32,810 $60,520 69
Construction Engineering 70 100% 100% Not Reported $73,740 70
Criminal Justice and Corrections 99 95% 95% $25,000 $52,460 99
English Language and Literature, General 94 84% 84% $27,770 $38,290 94
Health and Medical Administrative Services 75 98% 98% $37,500 $47,550 75
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 79 100% 100% $27,690 $33,990 79
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 68 88% 88% $31,510 $41,190 68
History 97 93% 93% $31,250 $43,800 97
Homeland Security 58 95% 95% $27,210 $52,110 58
Management Information Systems and Services 93 96% 96% $30,210 $71,020 93
Manufacturing Engineering 92 100% 100% Not Reported $78,340 92
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 51 87% 87% $29,690 $31,670 51
Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate) 84 73% 73% Not Reported $45,530 84
Psychology, General 98 86% 86% $28,770 $39,830 98
Public Administration 97 95% 95% Not Reported $62,490 97
Public Health 59 91% 91% $34,380 $36,220 59
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 96 98% 98% $33,330 $84,650 96
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 98 94% 94% Not Reported $47,260 98
Sociology 77 95% 95% $27,190 $36,560 77
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 71 93% 93% $31,250 $38,560 71

Salary Scores for NU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 34 93% 93% $41,000 $58,670 34
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education 96 100% 100% Not Reported $67,660 96
Business Administration, Management and Operations 40 95% 95% $40,390 $65,310 40
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 74 97% 97% $46,920 $52,940 74
Communication and Media Studies 56 93% 93% $28,180 $50,230 56
Computer Science 12 97% 97% $36,290 $73,950 12
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management 65 94% 94% $35,780 $88,340 65
Criminal Justice and Corrections 31 93% 93% $34,420 $42,680 31
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 82 86% 86% $50,350 $42,770 82
Education, General 88 97% 97% $33,140 $60,360 88
Educational Administration and Supervision 98 98% 98% $20,920 $84,430 98
Educational/Instructional Media Design 99 97% 97% $27,830 $76,570 99
English Language and Literature, General 95 100% 100% $27,080 $54,190 95
Health and Medical Administrative Services 41 95% 95% $50,490 $64,000 41
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 52 91% 91% $40,500 $42,680 52
Homeland Security 66 95% 95% Not Reported $72,900 66
Human Resources Management and Services 51 96% 96% $36,290 $63,750 51
International Business 24 92% 92% Not Reported $58,670 24
Management Information Systems and Services 61 97% 97% $36,290 $83,180 61
Medical Illustration and Informatics 22 93% 93% Not Reported $60,160 22
Psychology, General 66 95% 95% $35,080 $48,560 66
Public Administration 89 100% 100% $32,890 $68,150 89
Public Health 35 91% 91% $46,120 $49,340 35
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 34 100% 100% $84,800 $90,860 34
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 79 84% 84% $41,000 $45,130 79
Security Science and Technology 36 96% 96% $34,170 $52,420 36
Special Education and Teaching 96 98% 98% $51,250 $63,480 96
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 93 97% 97% $44,840 $55,120 93
Sustainability Studies 79 100% 100% Not Reported $69,340 79
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 53 96% 96% $25,920 $47,390 53

Most Recent Reviews

True 5/11/2021

Disorganized from administration to instructors and everything in between. There is no consultancy to the structure or of classes some instructor will say do it this way and another will say forget about all the assignments were doing it my way .... so be prepared to work twice as hard every single class and hope the instructor likes you because that’s another nightmare . Try not be bring up any concerns if you want to pass the class.

Ned P. 2/4/2021

National is a great school. The Kearny Mesa campus is fantastic and the library is very convenient and with solid resources. I had a few professors whom I wasn’t to thrilled about but most of the teaching staff did a incredible job. The classes were not easy so you essentially get out of it what you put into it. After graduation I shot up to management for the company I work for and never looked back.