Northern Kentucky University Rankings by Salary Score

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Northern Kentucky University's Top Rankings

Northern Kentucky University is ranked on 2 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Northern Kentucky University

We calculated a salary score for each of Northern Kentucky 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 Kentucky 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 NKU Associate Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Architectural Engineering Technologies/Technicians 94 100% 100% Not Reported $58,220 94
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 92 100% 100% $15,640 $33,990 92

Salary Scores for NKU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 62 96% 96% $23,130 $51,110 62
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 34 100% 100% $30,080 $43,000 34
Anthropology 47 96% 96% $27,000 $26,350 47
Biology, General 81 93% 93% $24,500 $33,730 81
Business Administration, Management and Operations 72 96% 96% $17,240 $47,930 72
Business/Commerce, General 61 100% 100% $25,000 $46,870 61
Business/Managerial Economics 30 100% 100% Not Reported $42,680 30
Chemistry 69 100% 100% $23,000 $41,940 69
Communication and Media Studies 74 97% 97% $25,000 $37,530 74
Computer and Information Sciences, General 44 96% 96% $25,000 $55,100 44
Construction Management 48 100% 100% $16,500 $64,000 48
Criminal Justice and Corrections 38 99% 99% $25,930 $33,600 38
Design and Applied Arts 77 90% 90% $28,800 $41,010 77
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 29 100% 100% $25,000 $20,770 29
English Language and Literature, General 15 94% 94% $22,970 $23,460 15
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations 32 100% 100% Not Reported $37,210 32
Finance and Financial Management Services 33 94% 94% $21,500 $46,190 33
Fine and Studio Arts 42 95% 95% $30,950 $25,190 42
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 100 100% 100% $27,000 $46,670 100
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 95 97% 97% $22,870 $55,030 95
History 37 97% 97% $24,250 $28,600 37
Human Resources Management and Services 30 98% 98% $25,000 $42,120 30
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians 71 97% 97% $24,060 $61,890 71
Information Science/Studies 2 97% 97% $25,000 $28,380 2
International Relations and National Security Studies 10 73% 73% Not Reported $26,350 10
Journalism 31 97% 97% $26,380 $29,930 31
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 67 90% 90% $27,400 $36,110 67
Management Information Systems and Services 50 98% 98% $30,090 $54,640 50
Marketing 60 97% 97% $21,500 $44,170 60
Mathematics 55 100% 100% Not Reported $47,260 55
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 52 87% 87% Not Reported $33,990 52
Music 36 92% 92% Not Reported $25,190 36
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 77 93% 93% $27,160 $38,290 77
Political Science and Government 15 100% 100% $23,290 $28,060 15
Psychology, General 43 92% 92% $23,500 $29,060 43
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 39 96% 96% $25,000 $36,490 39
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 19 99% 99% $24,550 $55,990 19
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 53 100% 100% Not Reported $33,380 53
Social Sciences, General 24 100% 100% Not Reported $29,690 24
Social Work 69 97% 97% $21,070 $34,350 69
Sociology 78 100% 100% Not Reported $36,850 78
Special Education and Teaching 25 100% 100% $24,390 $35,140 25
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 27 100% 100% $22,210 $33,010 27
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 23 98% 98% $25,500 $32,770 23

Salary Scores for NKU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 52 97% 97% Not Reported $61,520 52
Business/Commerce, General 46 100% 100% Not Reported $73,740 46
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 57 96% 96% Not Reported $48,430 57
Education, General 12 100% 100% Not Reported $40,020 12
Educational Administration and Supervision 67 100% 100% Not Reported $62,510 67
English Language and Literature, General 30 92% 92% Not Reported $34,700 30
History 44 100% 100% Not Reported $37,570 44
Human Resources Management and Services 78 100% 100% Not Reported $75,200 78
Information Science/Studies 40 100% 100% Not Reported $72,900 40
Medical Illustration and Informatics 45 100% 100% Not Reported $70,180 45
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 41 100% 100% Not Reported $41,190 41
Public Administration 22 96% 96% Not Reported $45,500 22
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 36 97% 97% $41,000 $92,160 36
Social Work 30 99% 99% $30,810 $42,810 30
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 23 100% 100% Not Reported $39,730 23
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 26 98% 98% $25,000 $42,120 26

Salary Scores for NKU Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Law 21 90% 90% $88,500 $44,420 21

Most Recent Reviews

Samantha Marcum 7/3/2019

Northern Kentucky University is a hidden gem. I chose NKU because financially I needed to stay in state for my education and it was unlike any other school in the state. The location is a large benefit, students are about 7 minutes from downtown Cincinnati. There is always something do and to get involved in. The faculty at NKU are the most genuine, caring, and truly loving individuals I have met. Students are encouraged to do what they are passionate about, they are never swayed down the wrong path just for... Read More

Mislead 6/17/2019

Chose this due to the "scholarship" award, was told several of MSN courses I had already would transfer in 8/18 but was not given the final decision until 1/26/2019 after already retaking several courses I already had, this was disheartening to say the least. The course work I had before was 10yrs old but was WORTH the time I spent, this program is 100% teaching yourself, ok, may 90% but most courses was 100% self-taught. I am now in a specialty tract with the same results. There are NO online or video lectures,... Read More