Virginia State University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Virginia State University ranks better than only 22% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Virginia State University ranks better than only 11% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Virginia State University

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

Virginia State University ranks higher than 22% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 33% $26,000 $44,942 33%
Agriculture, General 9% $29,981 $26,353 9%
Biology, General 63% $29,000 $30,771 63%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 25% $29,000 $36,959 25%
Communication and Media Studies 6% $29,500 $23,768 6%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 46% $27,000 $55,964 46%
Computer Engineering Technologies/Technicians 40% $31,000 $54,713 40%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 31% $31,000 $32,228 31%
Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians 13% Not Reported $47,260 13%
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies 26% $31,890 $33,281 26%
Hospitality Administration/Management 7% $31,000 $28,381 7%
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians 4% Not Reported $38,289 4%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 86% $28,500 $40,784 86%
Management Information Systems and Services 22% $27,855 $46,087 22%
Manufacturing Engineering 21% $27,625 $55,964 21%
Marketing 10% $30,830 $33,993 10%
Mathematics 37% Not Reported $42,309 37%
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians 25% Not Reported $52,107 25%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 58% Not Reported $38,289 58%
Music 57% Not Reported $28,881 57%
Political Science and Government 5% $28,750 $23,579 5%
Psychology, General 37% $29,000 $28,417 37%
Social Work 23% $30,000 $28,960 23%
Sociology 35% $33,529 $30,409 35%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 3% $31,000 $26,817 3%
Visual and Performing Arts, General 50% Not Reported $26,121 50%

Salary Scores for Virginia State University Master's Degrees

Virginia State University ranks higher than 36% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 0% Not Reported $21,894 0%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 46% Not Reported $47,260 46%
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 5% Not Reported $35,600 5%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 89% $67,074 $53,179 89%

Salary Scores for Virginia State University Doctoral Degrees

Virginia State University ranks higher than 12% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Educational Administration and Supervision 12% Not Reported $61,020 12%

Virginia State University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Cedric Scott 9/3/2017

Virginia State University boasts a beautiful campus in Petersburg, VA. The school has an amazing social and academic atmosphere for personal and professional development. The Department of Chemistry and Physics provides strong foundational knowledge and experience due to the small, focus-group style class sizes (10-15 students). The faculty within the department are extremely helpful and maintain positive communication beyond graduation, updating students and recent graduates with professional/learning opportunities.... Read More

Tayvon Moore 3/19/2017

Virginia State University is a wonderful and diverse environment where learning is top priority. Virginia State University offers many different programs and activities to get involved with. Virginia State is a top HBCU and it continues to live up to the legacy.