East Tennessee State University Rankings Based on Salary

  • East Tennessee State University ranks better than only 19% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • East Tennessee State University ranks better than 67% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at East Tennessee State University

We calculated a salary score for each of East Tennessee 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 East Tennessee 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 ETSU Bachelor's Degrees

ETSU ranks higher than 19% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 11% $20,500 $38,529 11%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 25% $20,250 $38,529 25%
Anthropology 2% Not Reported $16,478 2%
Biology, General 25% $17,484 $25,405 25%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 26% $19,500 $37,208 26%
Chemistry 59% Not Reported $39,927 59%
Communication and Media Studies 15% $23,209 $27,048 15%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 40% $27,000 $53,775 40%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 15% $21,000 $28,753 15%
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions 11% $22,500 $45,305 11%
Design and Applied Arts 41% Not Reported $33,281 41%
Engineering Technology, General 36% $22,500 $51,392 36%
Engineering-Related Technologies 4% Not Reported $44,971 4%
English Language and Literature, General 17% $22,500 $24,035 17%
Finance and Financial Management Services 6% $22,500 $35,416 6%
Fine and Studio Arts 29% $29,250 $23,411 29%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 20% $25,000 $31,848 20%
Graphic Communications 14% $22,500 $19,835 14%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 14% $20,500 $24,927 14%
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 67% $20,276 $40,821 67%
History 43% $20,750 $29,685 43%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 21% $23,531 $26,224 21%
Human Services, General 17% $21,750 $28,055 17%
International Relations and National Security Studies 7% Not Reported $24,421 7%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 26% $22,000 $28,236 26%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 47% $23,531 $28,960 47%
Marketing 10% $14,000 $33,993 10%
Mathematics 17% $19,750 $35,416 17%
Music 19% $20,832 $21,508 19%
Political Science and Government 3% $17,179 $22,534 3%
Psychology, General 17% $20,461 $25,405 17%
Public Health 24% $20,385 $30,460 24%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 10% $22,475 $51,760 10%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 46% $15,800 $28,598 46%
Social Work 29% $25,000 $29,685 29%
Sociology 1% $16,750 $20,444 1%
Special Education and Teaching 50% Not Reported $38,289 50%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 27% $18,000 $33,058 27%

Salary Scores for ETSU Master's Degrees

ETSU ranks higher than 18% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 7% $27,242 $52,107 7%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 20% $25,281 $52,107 20%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 24% $38,166 $51,273 24%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 8% Not Reported $52,107 8%
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 28% Not Reported $44,356 28%
Educational Administration and Supervision 40% $23,996 $52,941 40%
Educational/Instructional Media Design 8% $26,833 $40,896 8%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 5% $27,911 $31,374 5%
History 7% Not Reported $25,194 7%
Public Health 24% $32,324 $45,026 24%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 32% $51,606 $89,912 32%
Social Work 11% $37,817 $38,649 11%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 8% $31,875 $35,060 8%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 17% $25,356 $39,950 17%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 17% Not Reported $41,565 17%

Salary Scores for ETSU Doctoral Degrees

ETSU ranks higher than 31% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 36% Not Reported $71,392 36%
Educational Administration and Supervision 22% $48,306 $68,778 22%
Medicine 18% $192,294 $54,098 18%
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 39% $221,237 $111,373 39%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 22% $63,456 $97,959 22%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 52% $101,087 $70,863 52%

East Tennessee State University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Holley Linkous 11/18/2019

As an undergrad at ETSU, I absolutely loved the small town feel of Johnson City. Everyone was very friendly, I felt safe on and around campus, and everything I needed was near by. This was my first experience away from home, and it was a great place to be. The community and culture was encouraging. I will always have a fondness for my time at this school. I personally struggled to find a job after graduation, but I never made use of the career services. I recommend students using all the services campus has... Read More

Sarah 7/31/2019

Hands down ETSU was the best decision for my undergraduate degree. After some trail and error I found the degree that would set me on the career path of my dreams. I focused in Park and Recreation Management and I couldn't have made a better decision! From the time I entered my major I found that the professors were great and they really want what is best for their students. I would find myself spending extra time in the classrooms and office hours just to soak up as much information as possible. As a recent... Read More