Appalachian State University Rankings by Salary Score

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Salary and Debt by Major at Appalachian State University

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

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 29 100% 100% $20,000 $44,080 29
Anthropology 1 95% 95% $17,910 $14,630 1
Apparel and Textiles 8 96% 96% $22,700 $29,140 8
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management 15 94% 94% $21,440 $22,650 15
Biology, General 30 91% 91% $20,280 $26,190 30
Business Administration, Management and Operations 43 98% 98% $19,950 $41,370 43
Chemistry 26 95% 95% $24,050 $33,730 26
Communication and Media Studies 56 95% 95% $17,910 $34,530 56
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 12 88% 88% $19,500 $18,320 12
Computer Science 48 96% 96% $20,830 $66,770 48
Construction Management 13 97% 97% $22,000 $56,110 13
Criminal Justice and Corrections 27 96% 96% $19,430 $31,510 27
Design and Applied Arts 57 96% 96% $21,900 $36,560 57
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 28 96% 96% $23,250 $28,750 28
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 3 100% 100% $25,390 $14,630 3
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 29 98% 98% $26,000 $25,190 29
Economics 21 95% 95% $20,500 $39,910 21
Energy Systems Technologies/Technicians 11 100% 100% $21,890 $34,600 11
English Language and Literature, General 9 93% 93% $21,420 $21,600 9
Finance and Financial Management Services 36 97% 97% $19,000 $47,030 36
Fine and Studio Arts 2 94% 94% $22,190 $15,720 2
Food Science and Technology 12 95% 95% $24,000 $35,060 12
Geography and Cartography 61 95% 95% $21,940 $38,290 61
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 57 94% 94% $26,430 $38,290 57
Health and Medical Administrative Services 27 98% 98% $22,500 $35,330 27
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 22 97% 97% $20,310 $26,470 22
History 24 98% 98% $19,940 $26,190 24
Hospitality Administration/Management 30 100% 100% $19,400 $34,300 30
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 28 100% 100% $20,380 $27,150 28
Insurance 41 100% 100% $20,500 $52,110 41
International Business 36 84% 84% $24,380 $43,050 36
International/Global Studies 12 90% 90% $18,810 $21,050 12
Journalism 27 97% 97% $24,980 $29,250 27
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 5 93% 93% Not Reported $21,050 5
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 14 90% 90% $19,500 $22,820 14
Management Information Systems and Services 38 100% 100% $20,990 $51,270 38
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 78 92% 92% $21,250 $63,010 78
Marketing 31 97% 97% $20,460 $39,010 31
Mathematics 29 96% 96% $18,000 $39,910 29
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 5 98% 98% $18,750 $21,510 5
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 4 93% 93% $20,330 $24,790 4
Physics 28 100% 100% $24,400 $37,210 28
Political Science and Government 16 95% 95% $20,300 $28,330 16
Psychology, General 13 97% 97% $20,500 $24,560 13
Public Health 11 94% 94% $19,710 $27,090 11
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 24 95% 95% $20,770 $34,120 24
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 36 99% 99% $20,500 $28,850 36
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 24 99% 99% $10,990 $57,920 24
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 26 92% 92% Not Reported $28,210 26
Social Work 39 97% 97% $18,000 $30,950 39
Sociology 20 100% 100% $18,670 $27,950 20
Special Education and Teaching 44 98% 98% $20,180 $37,570 44
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 54 100% 100% $20,500 $36,410 54
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 51 98% 98% $22,340 $36,940 51

Salary Scores for Appalachian Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 25 99% 99% $18,940 $57,060 25
Biology, General 34 86% 86% Not Reported $33,990 34
Business Administration, Management and Operations 22 98% 98% $20,600 $54,110 22
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 99 100% 100% Not Reported $69,340 99
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 28 100% 100% $39,390 $52,110 28
Curriculum and Instruction 40 93% 93% Not Reported $47,550 40
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 43 100% 100% $37,010 $46,870 43
Educational Administration and Supervision 17 98% 98% $18,090 $43,640 17
Educational/Instructional Media Design 13 100% 100% $12,700 $43,430 13
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 37 100% 100% Not Reported $40,250 37
History 17 88% 88% Not Reported $30,230 17
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians 12 100% 100% Not Reported $48,430 12
Library Science and Administration 45 100% 100% Not Reported $43,000 45
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 7 100% 100% Not Reported $31,540 7
Physics 25 100% 100% Not Reported $63,010 25
Psychology, General 29 100% 100% Not Reported $39,370 29
Public Administration 33 100% 100% $27,930 $49,340 33
Social Work 20 97% 97% $19,430 $41,070 20
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 22 100% 100% $29,370 $39,370 22
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 11 96% 96% Not Reported $39,010 11

Salary Scores for Appalachian Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 2 100% 100% Not Reported $46,090 2
Educational Administration and Supervision 12 100% 100% $23,060 $61,020 12

Most Recent Reviews

Kaitlyn Sitterson 1/9/2020

I absolutely loved being a student at Appalachian State University. I came in as a transfer student planning to major in Secondary Social Studies Education. With App State being founded as a teacher's college well back in the day, education is most definitely one of their top majors and they certainly produce some phenomenal teachers. However, being a History, Social Studies Education major (which is the official degree title, or at least was in 2017) really just made me feel like I was a History major that... Read More

Anne S 9/24/2019

Appalachian State University is a great university that I would recommend to anyone. The quality of instruction in my Elementary Education program was incredible. Faculty and staff truly cared for me as a student, were well prepared for class, helped us find internships and student teaching placements, and set the example by creating engaging lesson plans. The student to faculty ratio is low, and I met so many great people. The cost to attend was well priced compared to other schools I considered which decreased... Read More