The HBCUs Which Have the Highest Starting Salaries for Their Graduates

A new report from EdSmart ranks the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities by the starting salaries earned by the graduates of the particular institution.

Leading the list is Prairie View A&M University in Texas. Graduates of this HBCU have an average starting salary of $50,000. This coupled with a low in-state tuition rate of $9,461 makes Prairie View an outstanding value for those who earn their degrees from the institution.

Finishing a close second is Tuskegee University in Alabama with an average starting salary of $49,400. However, Tuskegee is a private university and tuition is higher at $19,570.

A real bargain is North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. Tuition at this HBCU for in-state students is a low $5,642. Graduates can expect a starting salary of $48,800. Graduates of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore earn an average starting salary of $48,125 and tuition is a low $7,287 per year.

Morehouse College in Atlanta ranks fifth in the survey with an average starting salary of $48,100. But tuition at Morehouse is $26,090.

Also ranking in the Top 10 for starting salaries at HBCUs are Tennessee State University, Howard University, Hampton University, Xavier University, and South Carolina State University.

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    • PeeeeeeVee….Uuuuuu Kno!! I am a proud alumnus and I KNOW what PV did for me, Often people want to criticize PV but they don’t know because they listen to and believe negativity AND live in the past! PV is a well kept secret and it’s time for us Productive People to be recognized! Luv my Purple & Gold!

  1. Prairie View A&M University, established to provide instruction in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, located on the outskirts of Houston, the 3rd largest city in America, known as “the energy capital” of the world; where technology jobs are plentiful and where housing costs are relatively reasonable. Prairie View A&M, the 2nd oldest public institution of higher education in Texas, a state which does not impose an income tax, a major bonus for graduates. PVAMU, Houston and Texas, a combination geared for professional success.

  2. Prairie View A&M University!!!! My HBCU raised me by allowing me to foster lifelong experiences and friendships AND by providing me with the tools that I needed to acquire 2 degrees and parlay them into a successful career. I donate to and invest back into my school and current students. I’m soooo glad, I went to Prairie View!

  3. We all have gotten very good education from all HBCUs and if you were lucky to be employed, that was a blessing. Message from an “Old School Graduate.” No matter what salary you had started with after receiving you BS degree, my response has always been, you cannot do tomorrow’s job with yesterdays education. So, keep on learning in order to be in a position to increase your skills worthy of more wealth and or higher salary positions, etc.

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