Cleveland State University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Cleveland State University ranks better than only 30% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Cleveland State University ranks better than only 48% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Cleveland State University

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

CSU ranks higher than 30% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 37% $21,500 $45,956 37%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 7% $17,063 $24,267 7%
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician 24% Not Reported $33,993 24%
Biology, General 42% $23,458 $27,874 42%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 55% $22,500 $44,055 55%
Chemical Engineering 9% $28,000 $55,964 9%
Chemistry 28% $22,087 $33,993 28%
Civil Engineering 19% $22,939 $56,544 19%
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 0% $23,700 $29,685 0%
Communication and Media Studies 20% $23,637 $28,236 20%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 51% $27,000 $58,092 51%
Computer Engineering 17% $26,000 $59,124 17%
Criminology 53% $25,000 $35,416 53%
Design and Applied Arts 74% $25,500 $40,281 74%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 10% $25,000 $17,595 10%
Economics 28% $18,125 $42,235 28%
Educational Administration and Supervision 51% $25,500 $34,847 51%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 38% $25,000 $68,079 38%
English Language and Literature, General 44% $21,000 $28,598 44%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 37% $25,000 $24,808 37%
Finance and Financial Management Services 21% $20,313 $42,682 21%
Fine and Studio Arts 20% $30,188 $21,781 20%
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 28% $21,500 $31,676 28%
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs 31% $19,500 $26,187 31%
History 39% $25,000 $28,960 39%
Human Resources Management and Services 15% $25,000 $38,289 15%
International Relations and National Security Studies 11% Not Reported $26,739 11%
Management Information Systems and Services 23% Not Reported $46,478 23%
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 50% $27,550 $53,775 50%
Marketing 30% $24,250 $38,829 30%
Mathematics 31% $23,000 $40,281 31%
Mechanical Engineering 10% $24,987 $57,899 10%
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians 65% Not Reported $63,005 65%
Music 28% $27,000 $23,579 28%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 16% $21,500 $26,121 16%
Political Science and Government 21% $20,500 $29,685 21%
Psychology, General 42% $20,000 $29,033 42%
Public Administration 88% Not Reported $55,964 88%
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 36% $21,937 $35,934 36%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 20% $25,000 $56,205 20%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 6% $25,000 $21,781 6%
Social Work 47% $26,941 $31,877 47%
Sociology 35% $25,497 $30,409 35%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 49% $27,000 $35,823 49%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 32% $28,000 $34,259 32%
Urban Studies/Affairs 26% $23,000 $33,382 26%

Salary Scores for CSU Master's Degrees

CSU ranks higher than 34% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 54% $20,500 $61,728 54%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 45% $34,962 $67,918 45%
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 43% Not Reported $45,128 43%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 9% $42,600 $47,260 9%
Community Organization and Advocacy 36% Not Reported $48,432 36%
Education, Other 36% $25,750 $45,598 36%
Educational Administration and Supervision 52% $35,500 $57,318 52%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 7% Not Reported $71,854 7%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 60% $19,600 $44,021 60%
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 56% $57,910 $94,408 56%
Human Resources Management and Services 18% Not Reported $49,136 18%
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies 11% Not Reported $39,369 11%
Mechanical Engineering 53% Not Reported $84,653 53%
Music 15% Not Reported $19,794 15%
Psychology, General 48% $38,258 $44,170 48%
Public Administration 28% $30,750 $47,846 28%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 11% $39,500 $73,075 11%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 69% $48,500 $62,632 69%
Social Work 24% $41,000 $41,823 24%
Special Education and Teaching 12% $41,000 $41,007 12%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 25% $55,250 $40,161 25%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 13% $41,000 $38,721 13%

Salary Scores for CSU Doctoral Degrees

CSU ranks higher than 27% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Education, General 35% Not Reported $71,015 35%
Law 28% $85,892 $51,273 28%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 20% $67,000 $65,858 20%

Cleveland State University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

ERIN KELLY 5/15/2019

My biggest recommendation is to get as much experience in the field before committing completely to a program. I would interview professionals in the field weighing out the pros and cons and also asking for advice. If I would have followed my own advice I would not have gotten my general education degree, I would have went for intervention specialist. I also wish the program would offer more hands on training, more experiences working in a classroom instead of waiting until you are deep in the program. Maybe... Read More

Darrell Echard 8/7/2018

Cleveland State University was an awesome school for me and I enjoyed all of my classes at the university. I attended the Levin Schools of Urban Studies which is considered one of the best schools of this type in the country. The professors and the classes were amazing. I really enjoyed the experience and believe that others would enjoy the school as much as I did.