Boise State University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Boise State University ranks better than only 42% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Boise State University ranks better than only 49% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Boise State University

We calculated a salary score for each of Boise 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 Boise 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 Boise State Associate Degrees

Boise State ranks higher than 12% of colleges for associate degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 12% $18,500 $18,498 12%

Salary Scores for Boise State Bachelor's Degrees

Boise State ranks higher than 42% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 29% $24,000 $44,117 29%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 68% $17,872 $59,350 68%
Anthropology 87% $25,000 $32,391 87%
Applied Mathematics 20% Not Reported $42,682 20%
Biology, General 33% $20,619 $26,611 33%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 56% $23,625 $44,216 56%
Business/Commerce, General 29% $22,197 $38,583 29%
Business/Managerial Economics 94% Not Reported $63,005 94%
Chemistry 93% $22,250 $48,823 93%
Civil Engineering 2% $19,500 $49,811 2%
Communication and Media Studies 53% $23,741 $34,057 53%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 32% $25,194 $50,231 32%
Computer Science 63% $27,800 $74,307 63%
Construction Management 83% $25,000 $71,168 83%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 41% $20,500 $34,094 41%
Design and Applied Arts 19% $26,745 $28,055 19%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 57% $20,738 $72,134 57%
English Language and Literature, General 26% $26,950 $25,691 26%
Finance and Financial Management Services 51% $23,000 $50,856 51%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 17% $32,125 $31,133 17%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 61% $25,250 $31,495 61%
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 32% $25,500 $32,731 32%
History 20% $22,500 $25,194 20%
International Business 19% Not Reported $38,289 19%
Marketing 48% $21,405 $42,123 48%
Materials Engineering 61% $22,951 $67,101 61%
Mechanical Engineering 21% $27,000 $60,771 21%
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 75% $25,000 $36,129 75%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 60% $27,317 $38,721 60%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 31% $22,098 $29,685 31%
Physics 4% $27,577 $24,035 4%
Political Science and Government 30% $21,468 $31,660 30%
Psychology, General 19% $24,000 $25,729 19%
Public Health 59% Not Reported $36,312 59%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 50% $18,648 $65,689 50%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 18% $28,750 $26,353 18%
Social Sciences, General 20% $26,000 $28,598 20%
Social Work 84% $26,400 $36,560 84%
Sociology 40% $21,364 $31,133 40%
Special Education and Teaching 44% $26,536 $37,568 44%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 40% $27,454 $34,740 40%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 38% $24,702 $35,157 38%

Salary Scores for Boise State Master's Degrees

Boise State ranks higher than 39% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 27% $14,979 $57,318 27%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 61% $40,529 $76,773 61%
Educational Administration and Supervision 60% $22,998 $60,004 60%
Educational/Instructional Media Design 67% $22,574 $58,943 67%
English Language and Literature, General 20% Not Reported $31,839 20%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 52% $26,500 $42,682 52%
Public Administration 15% $31,454 $42,682 15%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 35% $58,809 $91,744 35%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 20% Not Reported $28,598 20%
Social Work 31% $25,601 $42,961 31%
Special Education and Teaching 12% Not Reported $41,193 12%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 14% $49,492 $37,208 14%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 9% $20,800 $38,289 9%

Boise State University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Lacey 9/20/2019

Pursuing a degree in Health Sciences was the best thing I could've done. This program aligns you with a admin professional who direct you along the way to graduate on time. Not too often do you see a university that cares as much as BSU does. I was enrolled in a "finish in 4" program and I can guarantee you it has lived up to its name. I am a proud graduate with a bachelors degree as of May 2019 and am moving forward to obtain my masters. Go Broncos!

Dynisha Smith 7/16/2019

I had a great experience with the English department at Boise State University during the four years I studied there. The faculty that I worked with were knowledgeable about the process of writing and had either been published in literary journals or published novels. The classes outside of creative writing were just as engaging for a student who loves literature and debating concerns of the times. I had one or two negative experiences but those were with adjunct faculty. Overall I would say that the quality... Read More