Colorado Mesa University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Colorado Mesa University ranks better than only 45% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Colorado Mesa University ranks better than only 42% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Colorado Mesa University

We calculated a salary score for each of Colorado Mesa 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 Colorado Mesa 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 Associate Degrees

CMU ranks higher than 39% of colleges for associate degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services 13% Not Reported $25,194 13%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 37% $18,500 $43,240 37%
Culinary Arts and Related Services 24% $16,272 $23,182 24%
Electrical and Power Transmission Installers 47% Not Reported $46,673 47%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 45% Not Reported $21,052 45%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 48% $18,072 $25,194 48%
Precision Metal Working 36% Not Reported $38,289 36%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 49% $23,773 $58,092 49%
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies 32% Not Reported $33,993 32%

Salary Scores for CMU Bachelor's Degrees

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

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 35% $30,147 $45,383 35%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 26% $22,090 $39,009 26%
Biology, General 50% $25,000 $28,960 50%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 22% $24,870 $36,132 22%
Business/Commerce, General 37% $23,375 $40,874 37%
Communication and Media Studies 35% $23,500 $31,133 35%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 49% $19,500 $57,318 49%
Construction Engineering Technologies 49% $24,822 $63,997 49%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 76% $23,950 $40,253 76%
Design and Applied Arts 32% Not Reported $31,305 32%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 35% Not Reported $21,508 35%
English Language and Literature, General 44% $26,000 $28,598 44%
Fine and Studio Arts 54% $31,000 $26,739 54%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 44% $23,493 $29,478 44%
History 46% $27,400 $30,119 46%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 73% $28,000 $37,208 73%
Management Information Systems and Services 1% Not Reported $30,771 1%
Mathematics 55% Not Reported $47,260 55%
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians 39% Not Reported $55,964 39%
Music 36% Not Reported $25,194 36%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 63% $25,000 $35,416 63%
Physical Sciences 31% Not Reported $33,993 31%
Political Science and Government 3% $23,933 $22,667 3%
Psychology, General 56% $23,906 $30,616 56%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 26% $26,000 $58,709 26%
Social Work 95% $25,000 $39,369 95%
Sociology 53% Not Reported $32,925 53%

Salary Scores for CMU Master's Degrees

CMU ranks higher than 23% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business Administration, Management and Operations 25% Not Reported $55,964 25%
Education, General 22% $18,750 $43,575 22%

Salary Scores for CMU Certificates

CMU ranks higher than 87% of colleges for certificates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Electrical and Power Transmission Installers 87% $5,500 $54,661 87%

Colorado Mesa University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Thomas 11/6/2019

This review is specifically for the Montrose campus. I can't speak for the Grand Junction campus. I did the welding certificate program. If you plan on taking this course, then I must employ you to look else ware. The program is nothing more than an afterthought and, a weak attempt at robbing hard working families. When I arrived, the tiny shop was way out of code. I counted at least six different OSHA violations. When I brought these issues up, I was met with strong opposition and discourse. Most of these... Read More

Renaya Demarest 9/29/2018

Colorado Mesa University is a phenomenal education institution. During my three years at CMU, I had vast educational and extracurricular opportunities. The school provides substantial amounts of financial aid (both federal and institutional). Since my freshman year, I was honored both merit scholarships and work-study. CMU is extremely engaged in their students' lives and providing the best opportunities and experiences; for example, while the school does not have unlimited work-study or federal funding, they... Read More