Northeastern University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Northeastern University ranks better than 94% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Northeastern University ranks better than only 31% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Northeastern University

We calculated a salary score for each of Northeastern 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 Northeastern 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 Northeastern Bachelor's Degrees

Northeastern ranks higher than 94% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Architecture 74% $30,750 $51,273 74%
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 99% $25,000 $51,392 99%
Biology, General 98% $24,250 $40,441 98%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 99% $25,000 $70,680 99%
Business/Commerce, General 99% $24,250 $66,100 99%
Chemical Engineering 59% $28,000 $68,631 59%
Chemistry 97% $24,500 $52,107 97%
Civil Engineering 89% $29,000 $67,800 89%
Communication and Media Studies 99% $23,584 $50,970 99%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 99% Not Reported $56,415 99%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 98% $26,345 $92,885 98%
Computer Engineering 94% $25,500 $91,744 94%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 97% $22,561 $48,198 97%
Design and Applied Arts 97% $25,913 $50,105 97%
Economics 84% $25,500 $60,275 84%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 90% $26,000 $81,491 90%
English Language and Literature, General 99% $23,000 $42,123 99%
Finance and Financial Management Services 65% $23,000 $54,522 65%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 73% $24,500 $46,869 73%
History 95% $26,500 $41,565 95%
Human Services, General 94% $25,000 $39,909 94%
Industrial Engineering 74% $27,000 $72,593 74%
International Business 99% $23,250 $73,949 99%
International Relations and National Security Studies 66% $25,125 $40,233 66%
Journalism 97% $22,302 $42,682 97%
Mathematics 99% $25,500 $72,884 99%
Mechanical Engineering 83% $27,000 $71,295 83%
Music 65% $26,333 $30,409 65%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 93% $24,250 $43,240 93%
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 89% $25,750 $38,289 89%
Political Science and Government 99% $25,694 $50,856 99%
Psychology, General 99% Not Reported $44,356 99%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 63% $25,000 $69,286 63%
Research and Experimental Psychology 81% $24,232 $39,549 81%
Sociology 71% $27,000 $35,594 71%

Salary Scores for Northeastern Master's Degrees

Northeastern ranks higher than 75% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 95% $39,496 $71,338 95%
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology 30% $41,000 $64,990 30%
Biotechnology 97% Not Reported $91,211 97%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 35% $37,380 $62,632 35%
Business/Commerce, General 89% $55,422 $105,465 89%
Chemistry 98% Not Reported $90,856 98%
Civil Engineering 98% Not Reported $86,867 98%
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 71% $41,000 $52,107 71%
Communication and Media Studies 89% $37,654 $63,005 89%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 63% $41,000 $58,131 63%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 89% $41,000 $110,878 89%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 80% Not Reported $61,516 80%
Education, General 80% $28,782 $57,619 80%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 88% Not Reported $110,878 88%
Engineering, General 92% Not Reported $109,763 92%
Finance and Financial Management Services 85% $50,876 $99,440 85%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 79% $34,638 $47,520 79%
History 4% Not Reported $22,192 4%
Homeland Security 52% $35,875 $66,171 52%
Human Services, General 33% $39,971 $41,565 33%
Information Science/Studies 61% Not Reported $83,177 61%
International/Global Studies 44% $34,167 $53,108 44%
Law 15% $55,493 $29,685 15%
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 41% $38,024 $79,473 41%
Mechanical Engineering 53% Not Reported $84,653 53%
Medical Illustration and Informatics 72% $34,157 $81,333 72%
Nutrition Sciences 12% $34,995 $40,647 12%
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 47% $30,750 $88,342 47%
Public Administration 38% $41,000 $50,856 38%
Public Health 57% Not Reported $56,641 57%
Public Policy Analysis 28% Not Reported $53,775 28%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 74% $60,776 $115,020 74%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 58% Not Reported $46,087 58%
Taxation 97% Not Reported $108,092 97%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 64% $31,306 $49,631 64%

Salary Scores for Northeastern Doctoral Degrees

Northeastern ranks higher than 45% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Architecture 68% $39,783 $55,286 68%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 83% $109,554 $78,343 83%
Education, General 93% $39,334 $94,408 93%
English Language and Literature, General 88% Not Reported $61,020 88%
Law 38% $93,751 $59,485 38%
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 11% $37,167 $103,606 11%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 77% Not Reported $133,624 77%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 41% $31,164 $69,338 41%

Northeastern University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

isabel 8/26/2020

Please do not attend if you are an international student! As an international student (which they ironically use advertise heavily in their favour) I felt unwelcome, and not cared about. From taking months to reply to my emails (for which I still do not have a reply, even after forwarding it repeatedly to higher levels of admin), and the lack of financial support (no scholarships or aid was available to me, purely due to my international status), I would not recommend any international student to go here.... Read More

Joviane Bellegarde 9/29/2019

Northeastern University is a great university known for i's co-op and job placements after graduation. Overall all, my experience was unique and I made long lasting friendships along the way. As both a first generation American, and first generation college student, I often times did not feel that I had the support that I needed while being a student there. Recently, things have changed, and there are student run support groups for low income and first generation college students. i wish that these groups... Read More