Cleveland State University Rankings by Salary Score

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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 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 CSU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 37 100% 100% $21,500 $45,960 37
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 7 88% 88% $17,060 $24,270 7
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician 24 100% 100% Not Reported $33,990 24
Biology, General 42 87% 87% $23,460 $27,870 42
Business Administration, Management and Operations 55 96% 96% $22,500 $44,060 55
Chemical Engineering 9 94% 94% $28,000 $55,960 9
Chemistry 28 94% 94% $22,090 $33,990 28
Civil Engineering 19 100% 100% $22,940 $56,540 19
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 0 90% 90% $23,700 $29,690 0
Communication and Media Studies 20 92% 92% $23,640 $28,240 20
Computer and Information Sciences, General 51 95% 95% $27,000 $58,090 51
Computer Engineering 17 96% 96% $26,000 $59,120 17
Criminology 53 97% 97% $25,000 $35,420 53
Design and Applied Arts 74 95% 95% $25,500 $40,280 74
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 10 92% 92% $25,000 $17,600 10
Economics 28 91% 91% $18,130 $42,240 28
Educational Administration and Supervision 51 100% 100% $25,500 $34,850 51
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 38 94% 94% $25,000 $68,080 38
English Language and Literature, General 44 92% 92% $21,000 $28,600 44
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 37 96% 96% $25,000 $24,810 37
Finance and Financial Management Services 21 100% 100% $20,310 $42,680 21
Fine and Studio Arts 20 100% 100% $30,190 $21,780 20
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 28 87% 87% $21,500 $31,680 28
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs 31 88% 88% $19,500 $26,190 31
History 39 92% 92% $25,000 $28,960 39
Human Resources Management and Services 15 97% 97% $25,000 $38,290 15
International Relations and National Security Studies 11 92% 92% Not Reported $26,740 11
Management Information Systems and Services 23 93% 93% Not Reported $46,480 23
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 50 98% 98% $27,550 $53,780 50
Marketing 30 98% 98% $24,250 $38,830 30
Mathematics 31 100% 100% $23,000 $40,280 31
Mechanical Engineering 10 96% 96% $24,990 $57,900 10
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians 65 100% 100% Not Reported $63,010 65
Music 28 100% 100% $27,000 $23,580 28
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 16 100% 100% $21,500 $26,120 16
Political Science and Government 21 86% 86% $20,500 $29,690 21
Psychology, General 42 96% 96% $20,000 $29,030 42
Public Administration 88 100% 100% Not Reported $55,960 88
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 36 94% 94% $21,940 $35,930 36
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 20 99% 99% $25,000 $56,210 20
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 6 92% 92% $25,000 $21,780 6
Social Work 47 95% 95% $26,940 $31,880 47
Sociology 35 95% 95% $25,500 $30,410 35
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 49 96% 96% $27,000 $35,820 49
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 32 93% 93% $28,000 $34,260 32
Urban Studies/Affairs 26 95% 95% $23,000 $33,380 26

Salary Scores for CSU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 54 100% 100% $20,500 $61,730 54
Business Administration, Management and Operations 45 97% 97% $34,960 $67,920 45
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 43 100% 100% Not Reported $45,130 43
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 9 100% 100% $42,600 $47,260 9
Community Organization and Advocacy 36 97% 97% Not Reported $48,430 36
Education, Other 36 97% 97% $25,750 $45,600 36
Educational Administration and Supervision 52 92% 92% $35,500 $57,320 52
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 7 100% 100% Not Reported $71,850 7
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 60 97% 97% $19,600 $44,020 60
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 56 100% 100% $57,910 $94,410 56
Human Resources Management and Services 18 100% 100% Not Reported $49,140 18
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies 11 100% 100% Not Reported $39,370 11
Mechanical Engineering 53 100% 100% Not Reported $84,650 53
Music 15 100% 100% Not Reported $19,790 15
Psychology, General 48 100% 100% $38,260 $44,170 48
Public Administration 28 100% 100% $30,750 $47,850 28
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 11 100% 100% $39,500 $73,080 11
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 69 100% 100% $48,500 $62,630 69
Social Work 24 97% 97% $41,000 $41,820 24
Special Education and Teaching 12 100% 100% $41,000 $41,010 12
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 25 99% 99% $55,250 $40,160 25
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 13 94% 94% $41,000 $38,720 13

Salary Scores for CSU Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Education, General 35 100% 100% Not Reported $71,020 35
Law 28 96% 96% $85,890 $51,270 28
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 20 97% 97% $67,000 $65,860 20

Reviews by Program

Most Recent Reviews

DJ 2/20/2020

Returned for my second Master's degree for the sake of learning. It has been a nightmare. I've taught on the university level and I am in disbelief how poor the teaching quality is. I thought the first semester was a stroke of bad luck. Second semester entailed the same issue, poor teaching and horrible and confusing exams. Every class I have studied hard only to encounter poorly constructed exams. It is very discouraging. If I didn't have high self esteem, I would have quit. I attended the grad orientation... Read More

Ellen 7/15/2019

It is difficult to find good things to say about Cleveland State. The neighborhood is unsafe, the campus life is almost nonexistent and the parking is a mess and WAY too expensive. With regard to the quality of the education, there are small pockets of greatness in some departments. For the most part, the professors do not care much about how much you learn or what your goals are in life. Many professors are nasty and difficult to talk to. You can tell that some faculty members don't even like students. It... Read More