Illinois State University Rankings by Salary Score

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Illinois State University is ranked on 8 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Illinois State University

We calculated a salary score for each of Illinois 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 Illinois State 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 ISU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 87 98% 98% $21,500 $57,510 87
Agriculture, General 79 98% 98% $15,000 $41,690 79
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 19 94% 94% $23,250 $34,700 19
Anthropology 52 100% 100% $21,740 $26,900 52
Apparel and Textiles 40 100% 100% $17,750 $35,060 40
Biology, General 73 95% 95% $21,500 $32,280 73
Business Administration, Management and Operations 64 98% 98% $18,750 $46,090 64
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 90 90% 90% $21,500 $37,940 90
Chemistry 81 95% 95% $20,240 $44,650 81
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 26 95% 95% $23,740 $50,540 26
Communication and Media Studies 84 98% 98% $19,500 $39,890 84
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 11 79% 79% $15,500 $18,090 11
Computer and Information Sciences, General 52 99% 99% $22,780 $58,400 52
Computer Science 49 100% 100% $22,290 $67,320 49
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 42 100% 100% Not Reported $52,110 42
Construction Management 74 98% 98% $20,500 $69,060 74
Criminal Justice and Corrections 72 96% 96% $17,880 $39,540 72
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 27 100% 100% $17,750 $28,600 27
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 76 99% 99% $22,500 $26,350 76
Economics 35 100% 100% $25,000 $44,640 35
Energy Systems Technologies/Technicians 37 100% 100% $15,000 $49,790 37
Engineering Technology, General 77 100% 100% $19,240 $61,730 77
English Language and Literature, General 60 98% 98% $20,500 $30,970 60
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 93 98% 98% $19,500 $36,960 93
Finance and Financial Management Services 61 98% 98% $19,500 $53,360 61
Fine and Studio Arts 96 97% 97% $20,500 $35,270 96
Geography and Cartography 95 94% 94% $23,300 $47,260 95
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 57 100% 100% $20,250 $38,290 57
Graphic Communications 85 91% 91% $21,000 $41,570 85
Health and Medical Administrative Services 74 100% 100% $21,180 $47,260 74
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 53 98% 98% $21,500 $30,550 53
History 83 99% 99% $21,500 $37,280 83
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 79 94% 94% $19,500 $33,460 79
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians 46 97% 97% $20,000 $55,290 46
Insurance 69 100% 100% $18,000 $57,320 69
International Business 63 100% 100% $25,500 $49,440 63
Journalism 69 100% 100% $25,500 $35,420 69
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 38 98% 98% $22,000 $30,570 38
Management Information Systems and Services 55 100% 100% $22,000 $55,960 55
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 25 98% 98% $18,660 $45,920 25
Marketing 68 98% 98% $19,500 $45,500 68
Mathematics 45 98% 98% $21,000 $44,600 45
Music 57 100% 100% $23,000 $28,960 57
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 87 100% 100% $21,500 $37,210 87
Philosophy 85 100% 100% Not Reported $39,010 85
Physics 32 100% 100% $22,250 $38,290 32
Political Science and Government 74 98% 98% $23,120 $39,800 74
Psychology, General 49 98% 98% $20,370 $29,790 49
Public Health 98 100% 100% $21,920 $47,260 98
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 47 100% 100% $22,590 $37,570 47
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 40 100% 100% $21,130 $62,850 40
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 85 100% 100% $26,250 $40,250 85
Social Work 47 96% 96% $24,890 $31,790 47
Sociology 63 95% 95% $22,670 $34,350 63
Special Education and Teaching 89 99% 99% $20,500 $43,980 89
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 75 99% 99% $21,250 $39,220 75
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 50 97% 97% $22,640 $36,850 50
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 16 96% 96% $17,250 $19,230 16

Salary Scores for ISU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 63 100% 100% $18,520 $63,290 63
Business Administration, Management and Operations 49 100% 100% $25,200 $70,180 49
Communication and Media Studies 32 97% 97% $18,160 $43,050 32
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 24 100% 100% $28,600 $51,200 24
Curriculum and Instruction 33 100% 100% Not Reported $46,090 33
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 35 100% 100% Not Reported $29,690 35
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 59 100% 100% Not Reported $45,700 59
Fine and Studio Arts 26 92% 92% Not Reported $25,600 26
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 49 98% 98% $19,130 $42,070 49
History 65 88% 88% Not Reported $42,680 65
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians 62 100% 100% Not Reported $63,010 62
Mathematics 45 100% 100% Not Reported $54,710 45
Music 51 100% 100% Not Reported $32,570 51
Political Science and Government 4 100% 100% Not Reported $22,190 4
Psychology, General 74 100% 100% Not Reported $50,860 74
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 40 100% 100% $31,670 $94,760 40
Social Work 21 94% 94% $36,130 $41,190 21
Special Education and Teaching 69 100% 100% Not Reported $53,980 69
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 17 100% 100% $17,710 $38,110 17
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 34 100% 100% Not Reported $46,090 34

Salary Scores for ISU Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 57 100% 100% Not Reported $74,200 57
Educational Administration and Supervision 64 100% 100% Not Reported $89,770 64

Most Recent Reviews

Jillian Plunkett 1/6/2020

I had an overall positive experience at Illinois State University. My professors knew the content, and the internship that I was able to partake in my senior year in place of traditional student teaching allowed me to enter my first year of teaching feeling as though I already had experience. The class that truly changed my perspective and led me to become an English teacher was my children's literature class with Professor Trites. Her passion for the subject sparked a passion in me, and she honestly taught... Read More

Maritza 9/19/2019

In Illinois State University the staff and students are all very nice and are willing to help you in any way they can. The campus is of a medium size and the place to relax is the quad; where you can bring a hammock, play Frisbee and walk around with your pet. Students that are perusing a History degree at Illinois State University are provided with the necessary resources to succeed.