Colorado State University-Fort Collins Rankings Based on Salary

  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins ranks better than 60% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins ranks better than 64% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Colorado State University-Fort Collins's Top Rankings

Salary and Debt by Major at Colorado State University

We calculated a salary score for each of Colorado 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 Colorado 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 60% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Agricultural and Domestic Animal Services 45% $20,500 $27,588 45%
Agricultural Business and Management 32% $17,813 $40,518 32%
Animal Sciences 72% $19,000 $33,138 72%
Anthropology 57% $23,806 $27,502 57%
Apparel and Textiles 54% $23,125 $36,959 54%
Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services 46% $20,500 $39,009 46%
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 75% $24,250 $38,829 75%
Biology, General 62% $19,500 $30,573 62%
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 72% $31,000 $63,005 72%
Biotechnology 69% $25,000 $41,789 69%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 70% $19,500 $47,589 70%
Chemical Engineering 15% $22,750 $58,673 15%
Chemistry 87% Not Reported $46,478 87%
Civil Engineering 51% $22,000 $61,437 51%
Communication and Media Studies 75% $21,181 $37,784 75%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 87% $24,000 $76,208 87%
Computer Engineering 73% Not Reported $79,284 73%
Construction Engineering Technologies 77% $23,450 $70,232 77%
Design and Applied Arts 91% $22,250 $45,852 91%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 54% Not Reported $23,649 54%
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 87% $20,000 $33,687 87%
Economics 23% $19,500 $40,509 23%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 44% $26,115 $69,338 44%
English Language and Literature, General 48% $21,000 $29,250 48%
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 27% $30,750 $52,107 27%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 24% $20,680 $26,121 24%
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 99% Not Reported $42,235 99%
Fine and Studio Arts 77% $23,250 $30,068 77%
Fire Protection 78% $20,000 $78,971 78%
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services 73% Not Reported $35,810 73%
Forestry 40% $27,000 $37,424 40%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 85% $20,500 $43,798 85%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 75% $22,500 $33,484 75%
History 31% $22,540 $27,524 31%
Hospitality Administration/Management 46% $18,500 $36,848 46%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 63% $20,500 $31,265 63%
Information Science/Studies 65% $23,250 $57,318 65%
International/Global Studies 50% $22,450 $33,138 50%
Journalism 58% $20,449 $33,789 58%
Landscape Architecture 21% Not Reported $43,426 21%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 47% $21,000 $32,213 47%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 80% $16,994 $34,381 80%
Mathematics 26% $24,250 $38,649 26%
Mechanical Engineering 28% $25,750 $62,167 28%
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 48% $22,250 $33,993 48%
Music 46% $23,250 $27,048 46%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 58% $20,500 $34,526 58%
Natural Resources Management and Policy 84% Not Reported $43,798 84%
Nutrition Sciences 32% $19,500 $28,598 32%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 21% $18,500 $28,779 21%
Philosophy 47% $18,250 $29,685 47%
Physics 2% Not Reported $21,508 2%
Plant Sciences 29% $25,000 $33,459 29%
Political Science and Government 32% $21,250 $32,010 32%
Psychology, General 49% $20,972 $29,793 49%
Public Health 98% $21,875 $47,846 98%
Social Work 83% $19,220 $36,324 83%
Sociology 64% $19,500 $34,554 64%
Soil Sciences 18% $19,500 $39,909 18%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 51% $21,500 $36,115 51%
Zoology/Animal Biology 74% $20,485 $27,291 74%

Salary Scores for CSU Master's Degrees

CSU ranks higher than 53% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 51% $20,500 $61,380 51%
Agriculture, General 37% $21,360 $48,667 37%
Anthropology 56% Not Reported $40,485 56%
Applied Mathematics 73% Not Reported $99,683 73%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 86% $42,500 $94,851 86%
Civil Engineering 15% Not Reported $65,131 15%
Communication and Media Studies 54% Not Reported $49,644 54%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 75% Not Reported $98,743 75%
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 24% Not Reported $41,937 24%
Educational Administration and Supervision 25% $30,500 $47,346 25%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 34% Not Reported $87,604 34%
Engineering, General 37% Not Reported $83,177 37%
English Language and Literature, General 50% $36,020 $39,369 50%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 82% Not Reported $84,653 82%
History 79% Not Reported $46,478 79%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 50% Not Reported $41,342 50%
Information Science/Studies 47% $29,898 $76,460 47%
Mechanical Engineering 26% Not Reported $77,966 26%
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 34% $20,500 $41,565 34%
Music 71% $37,142 $38,829 71%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 46% $23,500 $49,214 46%
Natural Resources Management and Policy 42% $28,008 $46,087 42%
Pharmacology and Toxicology 43% $40,167 $36,848 43%
Plant Sciences 73% Not Reported $56,641 73%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 60% $72,776 $59,756 60%
Social Work 34% $38,435 $43,504 34%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 9% $30,779 $36,992 9%
Veterinary Biomedical and Clinical Sciences 96% Not Reported $153,351 96%
Zoology/Animal Biology 48% $26,934 $40,467 48%

Salary Scores for CSU Doctoral Degrees

CSU ranks higher than 46% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Chemistry 47% Not Reported $71,015 47%
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 35% Not Reported $59,417 35%
Educational Administration and Supervision 44% $67,664 $80,124 44%
Psychology, General 20% Not Reported $59,124 20%
Veterinary Medicine 49% $160,829 $80,091 49%

Colorado State University-Fort Collins Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Staci 12/18/2019

I personally loved my undergrad at CSU. I think the campus has many things for students to do to get involved or meet others with similar interests. It is a fun environment for campus sports and other things, like annual bonfire when CSU verses their rival CU. As for classes, I think they are slowly trying to improve their chemistry department. Many of the professors I had for chemistry were there for research, so their classes weren't their main priority. CSU does offer a tutor center for many classes, which... Read More

CB 12/16/2019

Horrendous. I still have nightmares about this school. The teachers were terrible and I literally threw in the towel after one semester. Mind you I entered with a 3.7GPA. If you have ambitions to make a positive impact you can forget that. Once you get into any lab you will meet people that have such naively terrible intentions. Some of the professors are just plain bad people who produce junk research that really has a negative impact on people. I don't have much good to say about the general quality of students... Read More