Central Michigan University Rankings by Salary Score

Salary Scores
 59
Bachelor's
 45
Master's
 36
Doctoral
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Central Michigan University's Top Rankings

Central Michigan University is ranked on 6 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


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 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 CMU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 79 96% 96% $27,000 $55,000 79
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 22 100% 100% $27,000 $36,670 22
Anthropology 35 100% 100% $27,000 $24,730 35
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology 21 100% 100% Not Reported $32,930 21
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 8 94% 94% $31,000 $23,580 8
Biology, General 72 93% 93% $27,000 $32,160 72
Business Administration, Management and Operations 80 97% 97% $27,000 $50,340 80
Communication and Media Studies 72 99% 99% $27,000 $37,210 72
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 22 92% 92% $23,970 $20,820 22
Community Organization and Advocacy 85 97% 97% $25,330 $44,960 85
Computer and Information Sciences, General 51 100% 100% $29,480 $58,000 51
Computer Science 43 98% 98% $27,000 $64,120 43
Construction Engineering Technologies 54 94% 94% Not Reported $64,990 54
Design and Applied Arts 54 98% 98% $27,000 $35,910 54
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 42 100% 100% $22,500 $31,850 42
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 35 100% 100% $29,430 $21,510 35
Economics 16 95% 95% $28,000 $37,570 16
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 57 96% 96% $31,000 $72,020 57
English Language and Literature, General 20 100% 100% $29,170 $24,620 20
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations 43 95% 95% $25,000 $39,910 43
Finance and Financial Management Services 56 98% 98% $27,000 $52,110 56
Fine and Studio Arts 27 94% 94% $29,000 $23,000 27
Geography and Cartography 38 100% 100% $27,000 $34,420 38
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 9 100% 100% Not Reported $28,600 9
Health and Medical Administrative Services 57 97% 97% $28,000 $42,680 57
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 70 98% 98% $27,000 $32,680 70
History 23 96% 96% $27,100 $25,860 23
Hospitality Administration/Management 53 99% 99% $29,500 $37,940 53
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 48 95% 95% $27,000 $29,550 48
Human Resources Management and Services 77 96% 96% $27,000 $51,570 77
International Business 85 93% 93% Not Reported $55,960 85
International Relations and National Security Studies 16 100% 100% $26,000 $28,600 16
Journalism 12 98% 98% $27,000 $26,160 12
Management Information Systems and Services 85 98% 98% $27,000 $65,920 85
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 43 94% 94% $27,000 $51,860 43
Marketing 96 99% 99% $27,000 $54,180 96
Mathematics 32 93% 93% $20,930 $40,630 32
Mechanical Engineering 79 98% 98% $27,500 $70,460 79
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians 65 98% 98% $31,000 $63,010 65
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 74 100% 100% $26,500 $37,110 74
Music 40 92% 92% $29,000 $25,970 40
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 31 94% 94% $26,800 $29,690 31
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 18 93% 93% $27,000 $23,260 18
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 36 100% 100% $27,000 $29,410 36
Political Science and Government 44 96% 96% $26,750 $34,300 44
Psychology, General 27 97% 97% $27,000 $27,110 27
Public Health 98 100% 100% Not Reported $47,260 98
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 50 99% 99% $27,000 $37,900 50
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 46 99% 99% $27,250 $30,530 46
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 66 99% 99% $27,000 $34,990 66
Religion/Religious Studies 20 100% 100% Not Reported $19,460 20
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 9 96% 96% Not Reported $19,460 9
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 39 94% 94% $27,000 $30,770 39
Social Sciences, Other 50 98% 98% $27,000 $35,930 50
Social Work 52 100% 100% $29,200 $32,390 52
Sociology 11 97% 97% $29,000 $25,970 11
Special Education and Teaching 70 98% 98% $31,000 $40,750 70
Specialized Sales, Merchandising and Marketing Operations 59 98% 98% $27,000 $38,770 59
Statistics 39 100% 100% Not Reported $52,940 39
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 61 97% 97% $31,000 $37,320 61
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 64 98% 98% $30,200 $38,720 64

Salary Scores for CMU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 74 100% 100% $111,390 $110,510 74
Business Administration, Management and Operations 42 98% 98% $34,690 $66,630 42
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 19 99% 99% $45,880 $50,230 19
Computer and Information Sciences, General 26 100% 100% Not Reported $69,340 26
Curriculum and Instruction 36 96% 96% $29,800 $46,670 36
Education, General 67 95% 95% Not Reported $53,980 67
Educational Administration and Supervision 53 98% 98% $28,440 $57,530 53
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services 92 93% 93% $20,500 $59,120 92
Health and Medical Administrative Services 23 95% 95% $34,710 $51,360 23
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 59 98% 98% $39,130 $43,800 59
Human Resources Management and Services 39 94% 94% $40,470 $59,010 39
International Business 41 100% 100% Not Reported $71,490 41
Management Information Systems and Services 55 98% 98% $30,810 $80,280 55
Public Administration 49 100% 100% $39,590 $53,890 49
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 57 97% 97% $51,250 $45,890 57
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 53 99% 99% $27,840 $50,300 53

Salary Scores for CMU Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 19 100% 100% $35,760 $57,320 19
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 43 100% 100% $67,370 $72,330 43
Educational Administration and Supervision 36 100% 100% Not Reported $76,460 36
Medicine 20 100% 100% $233,350 $54,420 20
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 49 100% 100% $98,980 $70,490 49

Reviews by Program

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.