Northwestern State University of Louisiana Rankings by Salary Score

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Northwestern State University of Louisiana's Top Ranking

Northwestern State University of Louisiana is ranked on 1 list of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Northwestern State University

We calculated a salary score for each of Northwestern 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 Northwestern State 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 NSU Associate Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 99 89% 89% $23,000 $39,590 99
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 62 99% 99% $20,990 $60,880 62

Salary Scores for NSU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 5 97% 97% $27,000 $35,060 5
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 34 98% 98% $21,500 $43,000 34
Biology, General 41 93% 93% $22,580 $27,780 41
Business Administration, Management and Operations 19 94% 94% $26,250 $35,060 19
Communication and Media Studies 10 88% 88% $20,500 $25,660 10
Criminal Justice and Corrections 32 93% 93% $25,990 $32,500 32
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 16 100% 100% $26,300 $18,770 16
Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians 0 100% 100% Not Reported $27,440 0
English Language and Literature, General 9 86% 86% Not Reported $21,780 9
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 24 93% 93% $25,000 $26,590 24
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 5 94% 94% $28,500 $22,190 5
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 96 100% 100% $18,750 $55,690 96
History 26 100% 100% $21,340 $26,630 26
Hospitality Administration/Management 8 95% 95% $22,250 $28,960 8
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians 10 100% 100% $19,500 $43,130 10
Information Science/Studies 77 97% 97% $27,000 $61,520 77
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 28 95% 95% $25,710 $28,600 28
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 22 100% 100% $25,000 $29,690 22
Psychology, General 35 90% 90% $25,000 $28,180 35
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 36 99% 99% $22,850 $61,790 36
Social Work 8 91% 91% $26,450 $26,120 8
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 86 97% 97% $24,870 $41,060 86
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 86 100% 100% $23,000 $42,680 86

Salary Scores for NSU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Educational Administration and Supervision 31 100% 100% $39,870 $49,790 31
English Language and Literature, General 61 77% 77% $40,030 $41,940 61
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 18 100% 100% $24,000 $36,310 18
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 31 100% 100% $33,000 $89,380 31
Special Education and Teaching 20 100% 100% Not Reported $43,640 20
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 36 100% 100% $41,000 $42,240 36
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 30 96% 96% $40,030 $43,130 30

Most Recent Reviews

Sarah 6/29/2019

Overall, I really enjoyed the Psychology program at Northwestern University of Louisiana. There were a few classes that I felt could have been instructed better, but there were also some absolutely amazing professors that truly showed us how we could apply the knowledge in practice. I feel that some of the problems could be fixed if the program had more funding.
For the college as a whole, a few notes: the housing is expensive and maintenance was difficult to work with sometimes but overall I enjoyed my time... Read More

Hannah Fulton 2/28/2019

The campus is beautiful, and there is always some activities happening. There are many avenues to get involved in such as the campus radio, the newspaper, the year book committee, and several interest groups like the gamers' guild. The campus offers a variety of degree programs. The ones that I recall were a hit were business, education, the arts, and medicine. The faculty at the creative and performing arts department are very knowledgeable and supportive to their students. The facilities are often well managed.... Read More