Central Michigan University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Central Michigan University ranks better than 59% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Central Michigan University ranks better than only 20% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Central Michigan University

We calculated a salary score for each of Central Michigan 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 Central Michigan 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 CMU Bachelor's Degrees

CMU ranks higher than 59% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 79% $27,000 $54,996 79%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 22% $27,000 $36,668 22%
Anthropology 35% $27,000 $24,730 35%
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology 21% Not Reported $32,925 21%
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 8% $31,000 $23,579 8%
Biology, General 72% $27,000 $32,162 72%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 80% $27,000 $50,341 80%
Communication and Media Studies 72% $27,000 $37,208 72%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 22% $23,971 $20,824 22%
Community Organization and Advocacy 85% $25,325 $44,959 85%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 51% $29,477 $57,995 51%
Computer Science 43% $27,000 $64,121 43%
Construction Engineering Technologies 54% Not Reported $64,990 54%
Design and Applied Arts 54% $27,000 $35,914 54%
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 42% $22,500 $31,848 42%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 35% $29,425 $21,508 35%
Economics 16% $28,000 $37,568 16%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 57% $31,000 $72,022 57%
English Language and Literature, General 20% $29,172 $24,615 20%
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations 43% $25,000 $39,909 43%
Finance and Financial Management Services 56% $27,000 $52,107 56%
Fine and Studio Arts 27% $29,000 $23,003 27%
Geography and Cartography 38% $27,000 $34,420 38%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 9% Not Reported $28,598 9%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 57% $28,000 $42,682 57%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 70% $27,000 $32,684 70%
History 23% $27,104 $25,856 23%
Hospitality Administration/Management 53% $29,500 $37,943 53%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 48% $27,000 $29,553 48%
Human Resources Management and Services 77% $27,000 $51,571 77%
International Business 85% Not Reported $55,964 85%
International Relations and National Security Studies 16% $26,000 $28,598 16%
Journalism 12% $27,000 $26,160 12%
Management Information Systems and Services 85% $27,000 $65,915 85%
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 43% $27,000 $51,857 43%
Marketing 96% $27,000 $54,180 96%
Mathematics 32% $20,930 $40,626 32%
Mechanical Engineering 79% $27,500 $70,456 79%
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians 65% $31,000 $63,005 65%
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 74% $26,500 $37,110 74%
Music 40% $29,001 $25,967 40%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 31% $26,796 $29,685 31%
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 18% $27,000 $23,262 18%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 36% $27,000 $29,413 36%
Political Science and Government 44% $26,751 $34,298 44%
Psychology, General 27% $27,000 $27,106 27%
Public Health 98% Not Reported $47,260 98%
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 50% $27,000 $37,903 50%
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 46% $27,250 $30,529 46%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 66% $27,000 $34,989 66%
Religion/Religious Studies 20% Not Reported $19,455 20%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 9% Not Reported $19,455 9%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 39% $27,000 $30,771 39%
Social Sciences, Other 50% $27,000 $35,934 50%
Social Work 52% $29,197 $32,391 52%
Sociology 11% $29,000 $25,967 11%
Special Education and Teaching 70% $31,001 $40,753 70%
Specialized Sales, Merchandising and Marketing Operations 59% $27,000 $38,769 59%
Statistics 39% Not Reported $52,941 39%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 61% $31,000 $37,316 61%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 64% $30,200 $38,721 64%

Salary Scores for CMU Master's Degrees

CMU ranks higher than 45% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 74% $111,388 $110,506 74%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 42% $34,689 $66,631 42%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 19% $45,880 $50,231 19%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 26% Not Reported $69,338 26%
Curriculum and Instruction 36% $29,802 $46,673 36%
Education, General 67% Not Reported $53,984 67%
Educational Administration and Supervision 53% $28,436 $57,526 53%
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services 92% $20,500 $59,124 92%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 23% $34,713 $51,356 23%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 59% $39,126 $43,798 59%
Human Resources Management and Services 39% $40,468 $59,011 39%
International Business 41% Not Reported $71,486 41%
Management Information Systems and Services 55% $30,808 $80,281 55%
Public Administration 49% $39,586 $53,894 49%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 57% $51,250 $45,891 57%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 53% $27,841 $50,300 53%

Salary Scores for CMU Doctoral Degrees

CMU ranks higher than 36% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 19% $35,764 $57,318 19%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 43% $67,368 $72,325 43%
Educational Administration and Supervision 36% Not Reported $76,460 36%
Medicine 20% $233,349 $54,417 20%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 49% $98,977 $70,491 49%

Central Michigan University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Scott Stewart 6/30/2019

Central Michigan University was one of the best college experiences that I could have asked for. It is a larger school that feels like you know everybody. From my first day touring campus, I remember it being the most friendly campus with everyone waving hello as I walked past. I did not get that same experience anywhere else. Central instills passion for leadership on campus, with programs such as Leadership Camp for high school students, Leadership Safari for students to meet new people and learn leadership... Read More

Natilie Williams 6/8/2019

Central Michigan University is not only an affordable institution, but it also does a great job of equipping student leaders with experience. The academic programs are created for students to learn academically while gaining professional skills and personal maturation. The registered student organization are an additional source of comfort and inclusion. The large school has a small school feel with a campus that is easily accessed for navigation purposes.