North Carolina State University Rankings Based on Salary

  • North Carolina State University ranks better than 61% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • North Carolina State University ranks better than 64% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at North Carolina State University

We calculated a salary score for each of North Carolina 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 North Carolina State University to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is a weighted average of all of its program scores. Data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and was last updated in December 2020. It reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid.

Salary Scores for NCSU Associate Degrees

NCSU ranks higher than 61% of colleges for associate degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Agricultural Business and Management 45% $14,250 $34,704 45%
Agricultural Production Operations 62% $12,000 $33,281 62%
Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services 78% $10,500 $37,424 78%

Salary Scores for NCSU Bachelor's Degrees

NCSU ranks higher than 61% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 60% $20,210 $50,567 60%
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 33% $25,000 $63,501 33%
Agricultural Business and Management 56% $21,199 $44,923 56%
Agricultural Engineering 52% $27,000 $57,512 52%
Agricultural Mechanization 5% $27,000 $42,309 5%
Agriculture, General 45% $21,500 $35,060 45%
Animal Sciences 37% $19,500 $29,046 37%
Anthropology 65% $25,000 $28,598 65%
Applied Mathematics 37% $23,000 $50,439 37%
Architecture 79% Not Reported $52,464 79%
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management 9% $26,250 $20,530 9%
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology 61% $27,000 $36,560 61%
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 87% $18,154 $42,363 87%
Biology, General 69% $20,500 $31,640 69%
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 81% $19,500 $66,029 81%
Botany/Plant Biology 61% $15,750 $29,685 61%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 82% $19,500 $51,077 82%
Business/Managerial Economics 75% $18,293 $54,466 75%
Chemical Engineering 73% $22,437 $71,894 73%
Chemistry 75% $21,039 $43,128 75%
Civil Engineering 42% $23,500 $60,123 42%
Communication and Media Studies 60% $21,250 $35,203 60%
Computer Engineering 51% $21,500 $71,883 51%
Computer Science 64% $21,500 $74,576 64%
Construction Engineering 17% Not Reported $63,997 17%
Criminology 86% $21,500 $40,233 86%
Design and Applied Arts 86% $22,500 $43,798 86%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 47% $19,500 $69,910 47%
Engineering, General 46% Not Reported $61,888 46%
English Language and Literature, General 53% $21,500 $29,866 53%
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians 14% $26,539 $41,193 14%
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 63% $19,000 $57,318 63%
Fine and Studio Arts 81% $21,204 $30,771 81%
Food Science and Technology 34% $24,172 $41,789 34%
Forestry 99% $22,369 $62,012 99%
Genetics 94% $27,000 $41,937 94%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 46% $21,597 $36,488 46%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 97% $19,974 $39,297 97%
History 43% $21,100 $29,685 43%
Industrial Engineering 54% $23,432 $68,499 54%
International/Global Studies 36% $20,061 $29,467 36%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 98% $22,500 $47,260 98%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 31% $21,250 $26,353 31%
Materials Engineering 4% $25,000 $52,107 4%
Mathematics 55% $19,500 $47,260 55%
Mechanical Engineering 53% $20,175 $65,980 53%
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 86% $24,625 $41,565 86%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 40% $21,010 $31,400 40%
Natural Resources Management and Policy 73% Not Reported $40,551 73%
Nuclear Engineering 59% $19,753 $63,997 59%
Nutrition Sciences 42% $23,000 $30,047 42%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 60% $20,500 $33,410 60%
Philosophy 47% $23,687 $29,685 47%
Physics 24% $20,500 $35,600 24%
Plant Sciences 35% $15,400 $34,793 35%
Political Science and Government 61% $19,500 $37,291 61%
Psychology, General 20% $19,064 $25,932 20%
Science, Technology and Society 56% $24,000 $45,696 56%
Social Work 18% $23,000 $28,236 18%
Sociology 27% $24,497 $29,141 27%
Statistics 37% $21,000 $52,107 37%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 74% $21,500 $39,099 74%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 83% $19,500 $41,900 83%
Zoology/Animal Biology 40% $23,250 $24,267 40%

Salary Scores for NCSU Master's Degrees

NCSU ranks higher than 51% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 35% $20,500 $58,832 35%
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 90% Not Reported $101,406 90%
Agricultural Public Services 44% Not Reported $46,321 44%
Animal Sciences 13% Not Reported $41,565 13%
Architecture 56% $60,100 $55,061 56%
Biotechnology 46% $33,937 $63,997 46%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 77% $41,000 $86,997 77%
Civil Engineering 81% Not Reported $78,074 81%
Computer Science 54% Not Reported $103,078 54%
Computer Software and Media Applications 94% $25,939 $104,331 94%
Curriculum and Instruction 36% $17,000 $46,738 36%
Design and Applied Arts 34% $41,276 $44,649 34%
Economics 21% Not Reported $52,107 21%
Educational Administration and Supervision 35% $28,117 $51,392 35%
Educational/Instructional Media Design 35% Not Reported $50,856 35%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 20% $20,500 $81,111 20%
Engineering, General 57% Not Reported $90,856 57%
English Language and Literature, General 58% $41,000 $41,193 58%
History 32% Not Reported $34,526 32%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 28% Not Reported $38,289 28%
Industrial Engineering 58% Not Reported $84,653 58%
International Relations and National Security Studies 14% $30,750 $42,682 14%
Materials Engineering 74% Not Reported $90,146 74%
Mechanical Engineering 53% Not Reported $84,653 53%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 70% $32,183 $45,696 70%
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences 47% $41,000 $36,914 47%
Public Administration 47% $36,000 $53,358 47%
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 41% Not Reported $50,231 41%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 92% $38,036 $51,273 92%
Social Work 33% $30,750 $43,264 33%
Statistics 34% Not Reported $80,391 34%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 44% $43,187 $43,674 44%
Systems Science and Theory 24% $29,592 $58,221 24%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 20% $27,192 $40,792 20%
Zoology/Animal Biology 32% Not Reported $36,132 32%

Salary Scores for NCSU Doctoral Degrees

NCSU ranks higher than 27% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Applied Mathematics 76% Not Reported $106,421 76%
Chemistry 67% Not Reported $80,391 67%
Curriculum and Instruction 32% Not Reported $64,493 32%
Educational Administration and Supervision 36% $62,244 $76,460 36%
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research 7% Not Reported $61,516 7%
Psychology, General 76% Not Reported $74,576 76%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 49% Not Reported $63,005 49%
Veterinary Medicine 15% $140,793 $75,413 15%

North Carolina State University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Prefers to be Unknown 4/23/2020

For obvious reasons, I will leave a review that will guard my anonymity. Fact, a percentage of field internship placements are horrible, but they continue to allow these people who have no experience training interns to continue to supervise. This equates to a loss of time, because you are paying for this, and loss of experience, as once you're placed, it's difficult to change organizations. Fact. Faculty lies to cover up for one another in regard to poor unethical practices. Fact- the MSW field coordinator... Read More

Michael 1/2/2020

Absolute nightmare of an experience with this school (NCSU). I transferred into NCSU with a perfect 4.0 GPA from a different university and ended up with just barely a 3.0 after 3 semesters due to most, if not all of the classes there being designed in a way to purposefully make students fail the course no matter how much effort is put in just so they can “keep up the rigor of the school” as I’ve heard a professor say before. This is outlined by statistics that show most students failing classes at above the... Read More