Northern Arizona University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Northern Arizona University ranks better than only 47% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Northern Arizona University ranks better than 71% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Northern Arizona University

We calculated a salary score for each of Northern Arizona 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 Northern Arizona 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 NAU Bachelor's Degrees

NAU ranks higher than 47% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 48% $23,251 $48,265 48%
Anthropology 28% $21,500 $23,803 28%
Biology, General 48% $21,500 $28,793 48%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 54% $16,500 $43,863 54%
Business/Managerial Economics 69% $19,500 $52,733 69%
Chemistry 33% $25,250 $35,060 33%
Civil Engineering 56% $20,500 $62,111 56%
Communication and Media Studies 80% $19,500 $38,906 80%
Computer Science 63% $24,604 $73,949 63%
Computer Systems Analysis 53% $25,500 $57,318 53%
Construction Management 74% $23,000 $68,965 74%
Criminology 37% $21,000 $33,431 37%
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis 35% Not Reported $27,476 35%
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions 74% $19,810 $62,366 74%
Design and Applied Arts 36% $19,500 $32,315 36%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 72% $24,276 $25,774 72%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 41% $25,035 $68,666 41%
English Language and Literature, General 38% $19,625 $27,784 38%
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 6% Not Reported $47,260 6%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 82% $23,000 $31,236 82%
Finance and Financial Management Services 44% $22,500 $49,019 44%
Forestry 6% $21,500 $28,816 6%
Geography and Cartography 92% Not Reported $45,852 92%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 31% $28,956 $33,993 31%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 20% $22,000 $26,121 20%
History 20% $21,250 $25,194 20%
Hospitality Administration/Management 55% $21,500 $38,372 55%
International Relations and National Security Studies 15% $19,500 $28,236 15%
Journalism 15% $21,500 $26,933 15%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 71% $15,250 $36,810 71%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 12% $24,564 $22,087 12%
Management Information Systems and Services 56% $18,750 $56,415 56%
Marketing 53% $23,500 $42,868 53%
Mathematics 7% $18,822 $29,685 7%
Mechanical Engineering 10% $26,000 $57,811 10%
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 60% $23,000 $35,954 60%
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 30% $24,519 $28,055 30%
Music 20% $16,250 $21,964 20%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 20% $19,500 $27,357 20%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 25% $18,750 $27,590 25%
Philosophy 41% Not Reported $28,236 41%
Political Science and Government 25% $23,500 $30,554 25%
Psychology, General 34% $21,500 $27,973 34%
Public Administration 45% $21,000 $41,937 45%
Public Health 79% $20,766 $39,849 79%
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 27% $22,500 $34,621 27%
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 21% $21,895 $25,967 21%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 44% $19,149 $63,953 44%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 43% $20,500 $31,581 43%
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other 11% $20,688 $37,748 11%
Social Work 61% $19,037 $33,423 61%
Sociology 32% $23,000 $30,047 32%
Special Education and Teaching 47% $19,843 $37,966 47%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 64% $18,750 $37,703 64%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 67% $21,250 $39,153 67%

Salary Scores for NAU Master's Degrees

NAU ranks higher than 43% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 54% $77,153 $97,604 54%
Anthropology 58% $36,777 $40,896 58%
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education 26% Not Reported $52,107 26%
Biology, General 47% Not Reported $43,798 47%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 37% $29,753 $63,377 37%
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 90% Not Reported $58,673 90%
Communication and Media Studies 17% Not Reported $36,848 17%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 71% $35,967 $59,576 71%
Educational Administration and Supervision 31% $29,738 $49,984 31%
Engineering, General 18% Not Reported $74,200 18%
English Language and Literature, General 50% Not Reported $39,369 50%
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other 87% Not Reported $38,289 87%
Forestry 31% Not Reported $47,260 31%
Natural Resources Management and Policy 34% Not Reported $43,798 34%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 48% $43,129 $99,402 48%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 90% $33,422 $50,105 90%
Special Education and Teaching 44% $27,577 $49,019 44%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 44% $34,897 $43,664 44%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 20% $26,000 $40,802 20%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 54% $24,277 $50,606 54%

Salary Scores for NAU Doctoral Degrees

NAU ranks higher than 50% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Educational Administration and Supervision 66% Not Reported $90,856 66%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 47% $80,027 $70,226 47%

Northern Arizona University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Joann Byrd 12/6/2020

The MBA program at NAU is a bad joke. The bad joke is on the students. Seriously, I advise you to look elsewhere. Maybe the University of Arizona or one of the colleges in California? It just seemed like high-school all over again. NAU is big on all of the typical stuff, students cheating, professors not caring, problems with parking/university transportation, etc. NAU is really disappointing. I had high expectations. I graded from high school and with my BS degree with very high grades. I could have gone... Read More

Johnny T. Perez 4/1/2020

Let's be honest, the surrounding environment is amazing. The education is NOT. I spent the last four years trying to prepare myself for a career only to find out that my classes have taught me nothing. Instructors expect you to write to their personal agenda, assignments have no value, and rarely do students have the opportunity to seek out their own interests. As a student who attended/participated in almost every on-campus academic fair, career expo, and research symposium... I can say with confidence that... Read More