Colorado Mesa University Rankings by Salary Score

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Colorado Mesa University's Top Rankings

Colorado Mesa University is ranked on 2 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


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 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 Associate Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services 13 100% 100% Not Reported $25,190 13
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 37 94% 94% $18,500 $43,240 37
Culinary Arts and Related Services 24 100% 100% $16,270 $23,180 24
Electrical and Power Transmission Installers 47 100% 100% Not Reported $46,670 47
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 45 93% 93% Not Reported $21,050 45
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 48 97% 97% $18,070 $25,190 48
Precision Metal Working 36 94% 94% Not Reported $38,290 36
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 49 96% 96% $23,770 $58,090 49
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies 32 100% 100% Not Reported $33,990 32

Salary Scores for CMU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 35 100% 100% $30,150 $45,380 35
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 26 100% 100% $22,090 $39,010 26
Biology, General 50 97% 97% $25,000 $28,960 50
Business Administration, Management and Operations 22 94% 94% $24,870 $36,130 22
Business/Commerce, General 37 97% 97% $23,380 $40,870 37
Communication and Media Studies 35 95% 95% $23,500 $31,130 35
Computer and Information Sciences, General 49 100% 100% $19,500 $57,320 49
Construction Engineering Technologies 49 100% 100% $24,820 $64,000 49
Criminal Justice and Corrections 76 96% 96% $23,950 $40,250 76
Design and Applied Arts 32 89% 89% Not Reported $31,310 32
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 35 100% 100% Not Reported $21,510 35
English Language and Literature, General 44 88% 88% $26,000 $28,600 44
Fine and Studio Arts 54 95% 95% $31,000 $26,740 54
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 44 98% 98% $23,490 $29,480 44
History 46 100% 100% $27,400 $30,120 46
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 73 99% 99% $28,000 $37,210 73
Management Information Systems and Services 1 100% 100% Not Reported $30,770 1
Mathematics 55 100% 100% Not Reported $47,260 55
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians 39 100% 100% Not Reported $55,960 39
Music 36 100% 100% Not Reported $25,190 36
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 63 94% 94% $25,000 $35,420 63
Physical Sciences 31 93% 93% Not Reported $33,990 31
Political Science and Government 3 92% 92% $23,930 $22,670 3
Psychology, General 56 94% 94% $23,910 $30,620 56
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 26 99% 99% $26,000 $58,710 26
Social Work 95 86% 86% $25,000 $39,370 95
Sociology 53 90% 90% Not Reported $32,930 53

Salary Scores for CMU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business Administration, Management and Operations 25 93% 93% Not Reported $55,960 25
Education, General 22 100% 100% $18,750 $43,580 22

Salary Scores for CMU Certificates

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Electrical and Power Transmission Installers 87 96% 96% $5,500 $54,660 87

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