Nestled away in Garden City, N.Y., Adelphi University, a school, has a student population of roughly 5,000. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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About This School

South Ave
Garden City, NY 11530-0701


Private School, Research University

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Graduates of Adelphi go into the health care industry, the health care services industry, and the education industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. Clinical care registers as the most common industry among alumni. Starting salaries of $61K are the median among Adelphi grads.


The biggest paychecks among Adelphi alumni are earned by Registered Nurses — these former students make a median salary of $77K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Licensed Clinical Social Workers (about $59K) and Executive Assistants ($52K). Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $43K in this job.


New York, N.Y. is a hub for Adelphi graduates — a large number call this city home. Uniondale, N.Y. is another hot spot for Adelphi grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to approximately $74K). Though Hauppauge, N.Y. takes the cake for lowest pay among Adelphi grads (the median salary is around $49K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Neighboring Garden City, N.Y. is another common pick among Adelphi grads, along with Melville, N.Y.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Adelphi alumni are those with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) — they earn close to approximately $120K on average per year. Graduates holding a Bachelor of Education (BEd) fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $40K.


Adelphi University grads with Operations Management experience garner salaries that are 30 percent more than other grads' salaries. Case Management is a popular skill among Adelphi alumni, with less than ten percent of grads reporting using it on the job. Competency in Counseling, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only one-third of alumni are paid for vacation and just one-fifth of alumni for sick time. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a strong majority of former students are rewarded with health insurance and the larger part of grads report dental coverage, too. A fair number of survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Alumni of Adelphi University also take in 403(b), a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and life insurance.

Related Schools

Compensation averages about $60K for New School alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Adelphi grads. Other schools similar to Adelphi include Hofstra University, St John's University-New York, and Pace University-New York.

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Test Scores

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SAT Scores 1510 1840
ACT Scores 19 25

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