Georgia Southern University Rankings by Salary Score

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


Salary and Debt by Major at Georgia Southern University

We calculated a salary score for each of Georgia Southern 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 Georgia Southern 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 GS Associate Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 75 100% 100% $11,740 $29,690 75

Salary Scores for GS Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 29 99% 99% $22,000 $44,080 29
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 49 98% 98% $24,000 $50,440 49
Anthropology 38 92% 92% $23,750 $25,190 38
Apparel and Textiles 11 96% 96% $22,000 $30,120 11
Biology, General 25 94% 94% $25,000 $25,340 25
Business Administration, Management and Operations 73 98% 98% $23,000 $48,210 73
Business/Managerial Economics 20 97% 97% $22,500 $39,730 20
Chemistry 57 96% 96% $25,500 $39,590 57
Civil Engineering 12 98% 98% $25,700 $54,970 12
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 14 100% 100% Not Reported $25,190 14
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 42 100% 100% Not Reported $54,590 42
Computer and Information Sciences, General 52 95% 95% $24,500 $58,670 52
Construction Engineering Technologies 61 96% 96% $24,000 $66,360 61
Criminal Justice and Corrections 37 96% 96% $24,500 $33,430 37
Design and Applied Arts 60 97% 97% $21,250 $37,210 60
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 8 97% 97% $26,000 $16,990 8
Economics 25 98% 98% $25,900 $41,410 25
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 27 94% 94% $22,500 $65,390 27
English Language and Literature, General 64 90% 90% $22,680 $31,590 64
Finance and Financial Management Services 30 98% 98% $23,250 $45,340 30
Fine and Studio Arts 10 93% 93% $25,500 $19,550 10
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services 58 100% 100% $25,000 $33,460 58
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 81 88% 88% $26,000 $40,310 81
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 70 100% 100% Not Reported $40,490 70
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 58 96% 96% $23,750 $31,130 58
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 21 95% 95% $23,630 $29,690 21
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs 11 91% 91% $23,000 $18,580 11
History 21 92% 92% $24,840 $25,480 21
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 33 98% 98% $25,500 $27,770 33
Information Science/Studies 43 98% 98% $26,920 $50,860 43
International Business 24 85% 85% Not Reported $39,730 24
International Relations and National Security Studies 37 81% 81% $26,000 $33,990 37
Journalism 37 98% 98% $23,000 $30,770 37
Legal Professions and Studies, Other 18 94% 94% Not Reported $26,740 18
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 59 92% 92% $25,870 $34,410 59
Management Information Systems and Services 51 99% 99% $23,500 $55,000 51
Marketing 73 99% 99% $23,000 $46,480 73
Mathematics 17 97% 97% $25,250 $35,060 17
Mechanical Engineering 46 99% 99% $25,000 $64,950 46
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 34 96% 96% $24,000 $29,180 34
Political Science and Government 56 96% 96% $26,500 $36,460 56
Psychology, General 29 93% 93% $24,000 $27,330 29
Public Health 29 95% 95% $25,240 $31,420 29
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 41 97% 97% $25,000 $36,670 41
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 15 90% 90% $24,000 $24,420 15
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 33 99% 99% $24,000 $60,820 33
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 15 88% 88% $17,570 $24,270 15
Research and Experimental Psychology 23 95% 95% $23,750 $27,490 23
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 24 87% 87% $24,000 $24,140 24
Sociology 2 96% 96% $23,750 $21,170 2
Special Education and Teaching 25 98% 98% $22,750 $35,060 25
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 51 98% 98% $24,750 $36,090 51
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 61 98% 98% $22,610 $38,290 61

Salary Scores for GS Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 50 100% 100% $24,090 $61,110 50
Biology, General 44 100% 100% Not Reported $41,570 44
Business Administration, Management and Operations 55 96% 96% $29,000 $73,640 55
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 37 97% 97% $34,900 $45,790 37
Educational Administration and Supervision 22 100% 100% $27,250 $46,230 22
Educational/Instructional Media Design 28 94% 94% $33,250 $48,870 28
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other 46 92% 92% $23,020 $69,340 46
Health and Medical Administrative Services 32 100% 100% $36,870 $58,220 32
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 76 98% 98% $20,540 $46,850 76
History 26 95% 95% $29,000 $32,930 26
Mathematics 41 92% 92% Not Reported $53,360 41
Music 79 100% 100% Not Reported $41,940 79
Public Administration 11 100% 100% $28,500 $40,490 11
Public Health 16 95% 95% $32,500 $41,090 16
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 45 95% 95% Not Reported $97,740 45
Sociology 29 100% 100% $27,480 $32,280 29
Special Education and Teaching 27 100% 100% $40,240 $45,340 27
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 14 100% 100% $37,490 $37,420 14
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 48 99% 99% $27,130 $46,570 48
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 50 95% 95% $20,600 $49,730 50

Salary Scores for GS Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Curriculum and Instruction 58 96% 96% $71,170 $73,320 58
Educational Administration and Supervision 51 100% 100% $57,470 $83,550 51
Public Health 50 75% 75% Not Reported $73,740 50
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 30 98% 98% $68,740 $67,560 30

Most Recent Reviews

JL 2/1/2021

Georgia Southern was a college when I attended, but so many of my family and friends attended right after me, and even way beyond, and they had a similar experience to me: The mid or early 80s was great, the school was small and people cared, but later on, the school just became too much about size, about pretending to forget what made it great, the personable touches it once had. My scholarship was a joke, the former honors program I was a part of was just a chore for all of us involved, really. It's nonexistent... Read More

Jammie Armstrong 12/21/2019

While attending Georgia Southern University I learned not only academics, I learned respect for the great educational institution it is. The best of the best educators reside at Southern. There is no stopping you as you grow. You will feel the love, the support, and the pride as you soar through your Major and completion of graduation.