Florida State University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Florida State University ranks better than only 49% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Florida State University ranks better than 71% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Florida State University

We calculated a salary score for each of Florida 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 Florida 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 FSU Bachelor's Degrees

FSU ranks higher than 49% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 70% $21,718 $52,733 70%
Anthropology 73% $20,000 $29,685 73%
Apparel and Textiles 72% $18,750 $39,510 72%
Area Studies 3% $26,027 $18,315 3%
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology 18% $26,500 $32,569 18%
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 38% $20,750 $31,670 38%
Biology, General 16% $21,500 $23,626 16%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 50% $17,510 $42,813 50%
Business/Commerce, General 54% $20,204 $45,249 54%
Chemical Engineering 60% $25,299 $68,965 60%
Chemistry 14% $23,250 $30,409 14%
Civil Engineering 28% $22,000 $58,152 28%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 11% $18,750 $17,950 11%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 46% $20,008 $56,133 46%
Computer Engineering 34% $21,384 $66,020 34%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 33% $20,000 $32,749 33%
Dance 43% Not Reported $22,329 43%
Design and Applied Arts 90% $22,620 $45,383 90%
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 38% $20,500 $31,042 38%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 67% $20,500 $25,194 67%
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 16% $24,358 $21,052 16%
Economics 34% $19,950 $44,244 34%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 46% $28,000 $69,617 46%
English Language and Literature, General 49% $20,500 $29,265 49%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 85% $22,500 $31,799 85%
Finance and Financial Management Services 61% $18,774 $53,438 61%
Fine and Studio Arts 71% $18,750 $29,092 71%
Geography and Cartography 18% $19,499 $30,409 18%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 57% $18,750 $38,289 57%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 54% $20,500 $30,650 54%
History 57% $22,250 $31,999 57%
Hospitality Administration/Management 68% $20,175 $40,443 68%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 45% $21,500 $29,219 45%
Industrial Engineering 39% $21,431 $65,573 39%
Insurance 71% $20,618 $57,705 71%
International Relations and National Security Studies 33% $19,363 $33,206 33%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 18% $22,342 $26,086 18%
Management Information Systems and Services 76% $18,534 $62,366 76%
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 74% $25,000 $61,303 74%
Marketing 78% $18,474 $47,620 78%
Mathematics 20% $17,719 $36,344 20%
Mechanical Engineering 40% $22,750 $64,068 40%
Music 53% $22,000 $28,236 53%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 41% $22,300 $31,640 41%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 62% Not Reported $33,637 62%
Philosophy 64% $20,750 $33,281 64%
Physics 19% $27,957 $33,990 19%
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences 11% $23,217 $23,318 11%
Political Science and Government 49% $18,000 $35,123 49%
Psychology, General 41% $20,250 $28,881 41%
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 73% $18,576 $41,308 73%
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 70% $18,750 $34,828 70%
Real Estate 39% $18,759 $49,312 39%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 16% $18,500 $54,880 16%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 64% $29,250 $34,704 64%
Religion/Religious Studies 60% $15,500 $28,960 60%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 54% $20,500 $33,565 54%
Security Science and Technology 88% $22,250 $47,260 88%
Social Sciences, General 62% $21,130 $36,755 62%
Social Work 17% $18,377 $27,947 17%
Sociology 37% $24,250 $30,771 37%
Special Education and Teaching 56% $17,500 $39,009 56%
Statistics 22% $24,750 $44,276 22%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 68% $19,772 $38,230 68%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 86% $22,750 $42,554 86%

Salary Scores for FSU Master's Degrees

FSU ranks higher than 34% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 61% $20,500 $62,863 61%
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management 37% Not Reported $40,647 37%
Business/Commerce, General 31% $25,186 $64,358 31%
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 29% $33,000 $51,482 29%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 62% $51,250 $57,920 62%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 26% $30,709 $69,338 26%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 29% $41,000 $41,725 29%
Curriculum and Instruction 21% $22,000 $43,307 21%
Dance 15% Not Reported $37,208 15%
Demography and Population Studies 76% Not Reported $52,941 76%
Design and Applied Arts 50% Not Reported $52,941 50%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 72% $41,745 $39,369 72%
Economics 42% Not Reported $61,020 42%
Educational Administration and Supervision 20% $20,000 $45,275 20%
Educational/Instructional Media Design 50% $28,322 $54,697 50%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 33% $61,500 $29,685 33%
Finance and Financial Management Services 34% $24,359 $68,219 34%
Fine and Studio Arts 30% $40,640 $26,739 30%
Geography and Cartography 6% $28,303 $40,647 6%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 23% Not Reported $48,823 23%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 28% $28,583 $38,505 28%
History 59% Not Reported $41,193 59%
Industrial Engineering 3% Not Reported $47,260 3%
Information Science/Studies 4% $30,216 $44,728 4%
Insurance 70% Not Reported $97,959 70%
International Relations and National Security Studies 32% $34,435 $50,270 32%
Library Science and Administration 45% Not Reported $43,054 45%
Marketing 9% Not Reported $37,208 9%
Mechanical Engineering 27% Not Reported $78,343 27%
Music 10% $37,846 $17,067 10%
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences 52% $51,250 $39,009 52%
Political Science and Government 61% $25,627 $52,107 61%
Psychology, General 91% $27,691 $57,318 91%
Public Administration 46% $48,300 $53,179 46%
Public Health 18% $41,000 $42,235 18%
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 25% $28,961 $45,554 25%
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 7% Not Reported $30,771 7%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 94% $93,202 $136,657 94%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 14% $52,200 $44,170 14%
Social Work 30% $41,000 $42,821 30%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 61% $24,230 $52,107 61%

Salary Scores for FSU Doctoral Degrees

FSU ranks higher than 33% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business/Commerce, General 92% Not Reported $146,893 92%
Chemistry 28% Not Reported $61,020 28%
Educational Administration and Supervision 36% $50,055 $76,460 36%
English Language and Literature, General 36% $62,947 $49,827 36%
History 14% Not Reported $42,682 14%
Law 32% $72,302 $54,005 32%
Mathematics 46% Not Reported $60,839 46%
Medicine 33% $172,349 $56,039 33%
Music 70% $45,360 $43,575 70%
Physics 28% Not Reported $71,575 28%
Political Science and Government 9% Not Reported $57,318 9%
Psychology, General 48% $54,210 $67,101 48%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 11% $77,000 $86,867 11%
Sociology 17% Not Reported $63,005 17%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 43% Not Reported $61,020 43%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 17% $35,795 $56,157 17%

Florida State University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Rama 12/26/2019

Florida State University is an exceptionally wonderful university where possibilities are endless. Florida State University is best known for its vast amount of research opportunities and offers extracurricular activities and volunteering efforts for students to become more involved with the Florida State community- this also serves beneficial when looking into attending graduate school. Many degree programs are offered at this institution and the skills learned in the classroom will prepare any individual... Read More

Marissa Salas 12/24/2019

Florida State University was the best decision of my life. I had the opportunity to go to any school in Florida but heres why FSU was the best. Community. There is a special feeling that you get when you step on to this beautiful campus. There are people that you find that are just as excited and inquisitive. School spirit and a sense of belonging. I attended FSU as an undergrad and grad student and joined many organizations including the well regarded Marching Chiefs. I worked as a graduate assistant and... Read More