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With all the talk at @get these nets thread on HBCU gender gaps relating to the "worth" or not of college for boys, I thought I might throw out some info I have been collecting. Generally, the highest paying HBCUs are the top four (Howard, Hampton, Morehouse, Spelman) and the engineering focused schools. However, one way to look at it is how much are people earning relative to the debt they accumulate. $90k per year from Howard with $100k of debt or $60k per year from NC A&T with minimal debt for in state residents? I showed the top paying HBCU majors in the Analytics thread here

Again remember what we saw:

If you got to a HBCU and do not major in

1) STEM
2) Nursing
3) Architecture
4) Business/Finance

You will not be expected to earn more than $50k UNLESS you go to Morehouse or Spelman.

So in this post I will show the HBCUs and majors with the top graduate earnings to median debt (federal loans + Parents PLUS). Also in the next post I will show the best buys for people with undecided liberal arts type majors. The presence (or absence) of certain schools may surprise you.

School
Major Description
Median Earnings
Institution Median total Debt
Earnings/Debt
Notes
Fayetteville State UniversityFire Protection.72,38729,8672.42$12k more for out of state tuition
Fayetteville State UniversityRegistered Nursing67,66829,8672.27$12k more for out of state tuition
Prairie View A & M UniversityElectrical+ Electronics and Communications Engineering.82,29641,7961.97$15k more for out of state tuition
Coppin State UniversityRegistered Nursing75,07338,8281.93$6k more for out of state tuition
Prairie View A & M UniversityComputer and Information Sciences+ General.78,97441,7961.89$15k more for out of state tuition
Bowie State UniversityRegistered Nursing73,71840,2941.83$11k more for out of state tuition
Prairie View A & M UniversityRegistered Nursing76,07441,7961.82$15k more for out of state tuition
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical UniversityConstruction Engineering Technologies.72,93541,1951.77$12k more for out of state tuition
Prairie View A & M UniversityMechanical Engineering.73,10641,7961.75$15k more for out of state tuition
Albany State UniversityRegistered Nursing67,07238,8161.73$11k more for out of state tuition
Prairie View A & M UniversityChemical Engineering.71,44841,7961.71$15k more for out of state tuition
Winston-Salem State UniversityRegistered Nursing64,43437,7071.71$10k more for out of state tuition
Alcorn State UniversityRegistered Nursing66,27339,3101.69No difference in/out state tuition
Bowie State UniversityComputer and Information Sciences and Support Services+ Other.67,57940,2941.68$11k more for out of state tuition
Southern University and A & M CollegeMechanical Engineering.74,54945,8841.62$7k more for out of state tuition
North Carolina A & T State UniversityMechanical Engineering.72,15244,6971.61$14k more for out of state tuition
North Carolina A & T State UniversityIndustrial Engineering.71,30044,6971.6$14k more for out of state tuition
Morgan State UniversityRegistered Nursing79,39050,5391.57$13k more for out of state tuition
Morgan State UniversityElectrical+ Electronics and Communications Engineering.77,83250,5391.54$13k more for out of state tuition
North Carolina A & T State UniversityChemical Engineering.68,59444,6971.53$14k more for out of state tuition
Jackson State UniversityCivil Engineering.67,14144,4361.51$1k more for out of state tuition
North Carolina Central UniversityRegistered Nursing68,97846,0541.5$13k more for out of state tuition
Jackson State UniversityComputer Engineering.66,33244,4361.49$1k more for out of state tuition
Fayetteville State UniversityFinance and Financial Management Services.44,38729,8671.49$12k more for out of state tuition



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School
Major Description
Median Earnings
Institution Median total Debt
Earnings/Debt
Notes
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical UniversityAccounting and Related Services.60,13641,1951.46$12k more for out of state tuition
Winston-Salem State UniversityClinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions.54,20537,7071.44$10k more for out of state tuition
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical UniversityRegistered Nursing59,20141,1951.44$12k more for out of state tuition
University of Arkansas at Pine BluffIndustrial Production Technologies/Technicians.48,65034,0581.43$7k more for out of state tuition
Alabama A & M UniversityElectrical+ Electronics and Communications Engineering.70,69149,8091.42$9k more for out of state tuition
North Carolina A & T State UniversityCivil Engineering.62,98544,6971.41$14k more for out of state tuition
Fayetteville State UniversityAccounting and Related Services.41,98129,8671.41$12k more for out of state tuition
North Carolina A & T State UniversityEngineering Technologies/Technicians+ Other.62,32444,6971.39$14k more for out of state tuition
North Carolina A & T State UniversityComputer Science.62,30744,6971.39$14k more for out of state tuition
Morgan State UniversityCivil Engineering.69,96050,5391.38$13k more for out of state tuition
Tennessee State UniversityRegistered Nursing64,16646,9141.37$13k more for out of state tuition
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical UniversityComputer and Information Sciences+ General.56,02741,1951.36$12k more for out of state tuition
North Carolina A & T State UniversityRegistered Nursing60,16844,6971.35$14k more for out of state tuition
Langston UniversityRegistered Nursing57,83543,7351.32$8k more for out of state tuition
Bowie State UniversityBusiness Administration+ Management and Operations.53,27240,2941.32$11k more for out of state tuition
Alabama A & M UniversityComputer and Information Sciences+ General.65,29149,8091.31$9k more for out of state tuition
Kentucky State UniversityRegistered Nursing61,69247,1231.31$4k more for out of state tuition
Prairie View A & M UniversityConstruction Engineering Technologies.54,48741,7961.3$15k more for out of state tuition
Jackson State UniversityComputer Science.57,06444,4361.28$1k more for out of state tuition
Virginia State UniversityMechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians.60,19847,0001.28$12k more for out of state tuition
North Carolina A & T State UniversityArchitectural Engineering.57,16244,6971.28$14k more for out of state tuition
Fayetteville State UniversitySocial Work.38,15429,8671.28$12k more for out of state tuition
North Carolina A & T State UniversityAccounting and Related Services.56,80644,6971.27$14k more for out of state tuition
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical UniversityAllied Health Diagnostic+ Intervention+ and Treatment Professions.52,35341,1951.27$12k more for out of state tuition
North Carolina A & T State UniversityElectrical+ Electronics and Communications Engineering.56,34344,6971.26$14k more for out of state tuition
Alabama A & M UniversityMechanical Engineering.62,77149,8091.26$9k more for out of state tuition
 

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One big issue is almost everything here is engineering/STEM or nursing. For the most popular liberal arts or undecided people majors like biology, psychology, etc. here is where you can go and make decent money relative to the debt you are stacking up.

School
Major Description
Median Earnings
Institution Median total Debt
Earnings/Debt
Notes
Fayetteville State UniversitySocial Work.38,15429,8671.28$12k more for out of state tuition
Bowie State UniversityCriminal Justice and Corrections.48,22840,2941.2$11k more for out of state tuition
Coppin State UniversityCriminal Justice and Corrections.43,42838,8281.12$6k more for out of state tuition
Fayetteville State UniversityBiology+ General.32,15529,8671.08$12k more for out of state tuition
Fayetteville State UniversityCommunication and Media Studies.31,96029,8671.07$12k more for out of state tuition
Fayetteville State UniversityCriminal Justice and Corrections.31,81229,8671.07$12k more for out of state tuition
Elizabeth City State UniversityCriminal Justice and Corrections.34,29932,3901.06$4k more for out of state tuition
Fayetteville State UniversityPsychology+ General.30,95729,8671.04$12k more for out of state tuition
Fayetteville State UniversitySociology.30,78129,8671.03$12k more for out of state tuition
Bowie State UniversitySociology.41,41940,2941.03$11k more for out of state tuition
Coppin State UniversitySocial Work.38,10738,8280.98$6k more for out of state tuition
Bowie State UniversityPsychology+ General.39,50740,2940.98$11k more for out of state tuition
Coppin State UniversityLiberal Arts and Sciences+ General Studies and Humanities.38,03338,8280.98$6k more for out of state tuition
Winston-Salem State UniversityCriminal Justice and Corrections.36,58537,7070.97$10k more for out of state tuition
Alcorn State UniversityBiology+ General.37,82339,3100.96No difference in/out state tuition
Albany State UniversitySocial Work.37,23538,8160.96$11k more for out of state tuition
University of Arkansas at Pine BluffBiology+ General.32,31234,0580.95$7k more for out of state tuition
University of Arkansas at Pine BluffSocial Work.32,10634,0580.94$7k more for out of state tuition
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical UniversityBiology+ General.38,82041,1950.94$12k more for out of state tuition
Cheyney University of PennsylvaniaSociology.39,69042,7020.93
University of Arkansas at Pine BluffCriminal Justice and Corrections.31,56434,0580.93$7k more for out of state tuition
Winston-Salem State UniversityBiology+ General.34,92737,7070.93$10k more for out of state tuition
Coppin State UniversityPsychology+ General.35,88738,8280.92$6k more for out of state tuition
Prairie View A & M UniversityCriminal Justice and Corrections.37,66241,7960.9$15k more for out of state tuition
Rust CollegeBiology+ General.27,48630,6370.9
Albany State UniversitySociology.34,79338,8160.9$11k more for out of state tuition
Fayetteville State UniversityLiberal Arts and Sciences+ General Studies and Humanities.26,21929,8670.88$12k more for out of state tuition
Albany State UniversityBiology+ General.33,99738,8160.88$11k more for out of state tuition
Elizabeth City State UniversityCommunication and Media Studies.28,06032,3900.87$4k more for out of state tuition
Virginia State UniversityLiberal Arts and Sciences+ General Studies and Humanities.40,54547,0000.86$12k more for out of state tuition
Harris-Stowe State UniversityCriminal Justice and Corrections.33,05638,4170.86
Winston-Salem State UniversityPsychology+ General.32,24737,7070.86$10k more for out of state tuition
 

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Great thread. :youngsabo: Seeing both my majors on there. If you’re out of state, going to NC A&T to major in any engineering field, you should find yourself in a manageable situation after graduation; meaning, the loans you took out to obtain the degree(if any), shouldn’t be too tough to pay back. If you’re in state, even better.

Kids need to be trying to get scholarships and grants, but this is a great thread showing what you need to major in and where, to get your best bang for your Buck.
 
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With all the talk at @get these nets thread on HBCU gender gaps relating to the "worth" or not of college for boys, I thought I might throw out some info I have been collecting. Generally, the highest paying HBCUs are the top four (Howard, Hampton, Morehouse, Spelman) and the engineering focused schools. However, one way to look at it is how much are people earning relative to the debt they accumulate. $90k per year from Howard with $100k of debt or $60k per year from NC A&T with minimal debt for in state residents? I showed the top paying HBCU majors in the Analytics thread here

Again remember what we saw:

If you got to a HBCU and do not major in

1) STEM
2) Nursing
3) Architecture
4) Business/Finance

You will not be expected to earn more than $50k UNLESS you go to Morehouse or Spelman.

So in this post I will show the HBCUs and majors with the top graduate earnings to median debt (federal loans + Parents PLUS). Also in the next post I will show the best buys for people with undecided liberal arts type majors. The presence (or absence) of certain schools may surprise you.

School
Major Description
Median Earnings
Institution Median total Debt
Earnings/Debt
Notes
Fayetteville State UniversityFire Protection.72,38729,8672.42$12k more for out of state tuition
Fayetteville State UniversityRegistered Nursing67,66829,8672.27$12k more for out of state tuition
Prairie View A & M UniversityElectrical+ Electronics and Communications Engineering.82,29641,7961.97$15k more for out of state tuition
Coppin State UniversityRegistered Nursing75,07338,8281.93$6k more for out of state tuition
Prairie View A & M UniversityComputer and Information Sciences+ General.78,97441,7961.89$15k more for out of state tuition
Bowie State UniversityRegistered Nursing73,71840,2941.83$11k more for out of state tuition
Prairie View A & M UniversityRegistered Nursing76,07441,7961.82$15k more for out of state tuition
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical UniversityConstruction Engineering Technologies.72,93541,1951.77$12k more for out of state tuition
Prairie View A & M UniversityMechanical Engineering.73,10641,7961.75$15k more for out of state tuition
Albany State UniversityRegistered Nursing67,07238,8161.73$11k more for out of state tuition
Prairie View A & M UniversityChemical Engineering.71,44841,7961.71$15k more for out of state tuition
Winston-Salem State UniversityRegistered Nursing64,43437,7071.71$10k more for out of state tuition
Alcorn State UniversityRegistered Nursing66,27339,3101.69No difference in/out state tuition
Bowie State UniversityComputer and Information Sciences and Support Services+ Other.67,57940,2941.68$11k more for out of state tuition
Southern University and A & M CollegeMechanical Engineering.74,54945,8841.62$7k more for out of state tuition
North Carolina A & T State UniversityMechanical Engineering.72,15244,6971.61$14k more for out of state tuition
North Carolina A & T State UniversityIndustrial Engineering.71,30044,6971.6$14k more for out of state tuition
Morgan State UniversityRegistered Nursing79,39050,5391.57$13k more for out of state tuition
Morgan State UniversityElectrical+ Electronics and Communications Engineering.77,83250,5391.54$13k more for out of state tuition
North Carolina A & T State UniversityChemical Engineering.68,59444,6971.53$14k more for out of state tuition
Jackson State UniversityCivil Engineering.67,14144,4361.51$1k more for out of state tuition
North Carolina Central UniversityRegistered Nursing68,97846,0541.5$13k more for out of state tuition
Jackson State UniversityComputer Engineering.66,33244,4361.49$1k more for out of state tuition
Fayetteville State UniversityFinance and Financial Management Services.44,38729,8671.49$12k more for out of state tuition



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These are the kinds of stats kids need to see.

Unless your family is wealthy or you're truly dedicated to an artist's life, you've got to be pragmatic about where you attend school and the major you're pursuing. Some majors provide a lot more flexibility. If you're doing something that isn't STEM/Biz etc., avoid debt. If you ARE doing one of the money majors........avoid debt.

Girls (all races) seem to understand the connection between school and financial success down the road.

Boys (all races except for African/Asian immigrants) can't connect the dots. Some boys are just better working with their hands but a lot of the slackers aren't trying to do lucrative blue collar work either. How do we steer them?
 

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These are the kinds of stats kids need to see.

Unless your family is wealthy or you're truly dedicated to an artist's life, you've got to be pragmatic about where you attend school and the major you're pursuing. Some majors provide a lot more flexibility. If you're doing something that isn't STEM/Biz etc., avoid debt. If you ARE doing one of the money majors........avoid debt.

Girls (all races) seem to understand the connection between school and financial success down the road.

Boys (all races except for African/Asian immigrants) can't connect the dots. Some boys are just better working with their hands but a lot of the slackers aren't trying to do lucrative blue collar work either. How do we steer them?
We have to make sure they are aware of those lucrative blue collar careers, what is required to be hired in those jobs, and making sure the children master the basics (reading comprehension + mathematics) needed to be able to acquire those jobs.

The public schools could be doing a lot better in this area, showing young boys how their lessons will open the door to many opportunities even if they do not desire to go to college. I know my wife's school system does give trips to areas like the Naval shipyards to show the children what is possible, but still the lessons themselves (SOLs) need to include information on how what they are learning can be utilized in a career.
 
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