Eastern Michigan University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Eastern Michigan University ranks better than 52% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Eastern Michigan University ranks better than only 29% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Eastern Michigan University

We calculated a salary score for each of Eastern Michigan 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 Eastern Michigan 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 EMU Bachelor's Degrees

EMU ranks higher than 52% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 28% $21,150 $43,798 28%
Air Transportation 84% $26,000 $55,338 84%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 23% Not Reported $37,208 23%
Anthropology 56% Not Reported $27,439 56%
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 24% $20,182 $28,598 24%
Biology, General 80% $27,000 $33,500 80%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 72% $24,250 $48,124 72%
Business/Commerce, General 63% $26,072 $47,595 63%
Chemistry 73% $17,500 $42,682 73%
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 51% $29,064 $56,776 51%
Communication and Media Studies 60% $27,000 $35,111 60%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 25% $21,500 $21,508 25%
Communications Technology/Technician 68% Not Reported $25,967 68%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 79% $27,000 $71,015 79%
Computer Engineering Technologies/Technicians 74% Not Reported $65,657 74%
Computer Science 53% Not Reported $69,338 53%
Construction Management 65% $22,502 $67,101 65%
Criminology 61% $28,000 $36,382 61%
Design and Applied Arts 62% Not Reported $37,568 62%
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 89% $31,878 $42,682 89%
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians 96% $23,889 $70,176 96%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 54% $27,000 $23,649 54%
Economics 18% $25,000 $38,289 18%
Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians 77% Not Reported $68,499 77%
Engineering-Related Fields 39% $13,750 $58,673 39%
English Language and Literature, General 56% $27,000 $30,409 56%
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations 36% Not Reported $38,289 36%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 62% $28,607 $31,133 62%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 83% $27,000 $31,374 83%
Finance and Financial Management Services 25% $19,601 $44,021 25%
Fine and Studio Arts 74% $27,000 $29,685 74%
Geography and Cartography 36% Not Reported $33,993 36%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 57% Not Reported $38,289 57%
Graphic Communications 34% $31,000 $26,643 34%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 41% $29,480 $38,865 41%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 66% $27,667 $32,124 66%
History 28% $27,219 $26,933 28%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other 65% Not Reported $55,512 65%
Hospitality Administration/Management 37% $25,000 $35,416 37%
International Business 23% $25,342 $39,369 23%
International Relations and National Security Studies 3% Not Reported $21,508 3%
Journalism 20% $31,000 $27,947 20%
Management Information Systems and Services 71% $21,102 $60,771 71%
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 22% Not Reported $44,971 22%
Marketing 62% $23,250 $44,468 62%
Mathematics 63% $26,302 $49,729 63%
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians 67% $27,000 $63,335 67%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 41% $24,740 $34,393 41%
Music 49% $31,000 $27,476 49%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 37% $21,688 $30,771 37%
Philosophy 12% Not Reported $20,140 12%
Political Science and Government 21% $30,500 $29,685 21%
Psychology, General 29% $27,750 $27,319 29%
Public Administration 13% Not Reported $31,314 13%
Public Health 10% $29,113 $26,933 10%
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 30% $25,000 $35,060 30%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 42% $25,000 $63,398 42%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 70% $25,500 $35,799 70%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 7% $27,000 $18,498 7%
Science, Technology and Society 80% $27,303 $55,512 80%
Social Work 35% $27,000 $30,481 35%
Sociology 35% $27,250 $30,409 35%
Special Education and Teaching 63% $30,000 $39,873 63%
Specialized Sales, Merchandising and Marketing Operations 46% $27,687 $36,488 46%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 63% $27,803 $37,557 63%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 55% $26,753 $37,554 55%

Salary Scores for EMU Master's Degrees

EMU ranks higher than 44% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 34% $20,500 $58,549 34%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 61% $109,426 $101,645 61%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 34% $40,007 $61,888 34%
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 54% $30,880 $47,846 54%
Communication and Media Studies 18% Not Reported $37,568 18%
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 10% $41,000 $40,040 10%
Educational Administration and Supervision 27% $32,113 $48,376 27%
Finance and Financial Management Services 37% Not Reported $69,732 37%
Gerontology 79% Not Reported $48,432 79%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 36% $40,132 $61,020 36%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 31% Not Reported $39,009 31%
Historic Preservation and Conservation 7% $37,034 $32,925 7%
History 8% Not Reported $25,967 8%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 92% Not Reported $48,667 92%
Human Resources Management and Services 40% $39,020 $59,288 40%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 96% $26,851 $77,401 96%
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences 40% Not Reported $33,993 40%
Public Administration 37% $63,932 $50,439 37%
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians 97% Not Reported $99,961 97%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 60% $38,793 $106,421 60%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 33% $41,000 $51,607 33%
Social Work 58% $46,154 $46,899 58%
Special Education and Teaching 35% $53,036 $47,079 35%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 34% $43,931 $41,844 34%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 35% Not Reported $44,021 35%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 29% $30,479 $44,942 29%

Salary Scores for EMU Doctoral Degrees

EMU ranks higher than 44% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 10% Not Reported $53,358 10%
Educational Administration and Supervision 86% Not Reported $103,078 86%

Eastern Michigan University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Carlie 9/14/2019

Eastern Michigan University has a moderately sized, nice campus thats not too big as to be overwhelming, but not too small as to feel cluttered or cramped. The staff are dedicated to the students and the professors are mostly very knowledgeable in their fields. My greatest complaint is how much the prices for everything increased over my years there, while the quality of school did not rise to meet the tuition hikes. Far too much money is spent on sports and on unnecessary cosmetic changes on campus instead... Read More

Jeff 7/26/2018

prices are outrageous. instructors waste valuable educational time to talk politics and religion time that the students pay for. parking prices are monumental and the parking is terrible you cannot find a spot anytime between 10 am and 1pm. campus is very poorly built especially for handicapped individuals. there are hidden fees like you wouldn't believe. classes are too big. classes get canceled way too often before semester starts. overall if you can avoid this university I would. If I could go back I would... Read More