Jackson State University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Jackson State University ranks better than only 11% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Jackson State University ranks better than only 13% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Jackson State University

We calculated a salary score for each of Jackson 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 Jackson 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 JSU Bachelor's Degrees

JSU ranks higher than 11% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 5% $29,250 $35,594 5%
Biology, General 11% $27,000 $22,485 11%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 16% $29,000 $33,993 16%
Civil Engineering 9% $26,250 $54,109 9%
Communication and Media Studies 21% $33,000 $28,443 21%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 24% $27,000 $21,234 24%
Computer Engineering 0% $26,263 $38,289 0%
Computer Science 9% Not Reported $41,937 9%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 16% $31,295 $28,870 16%
Education, Other 14% $35,558 $26,121 14%
English Language and Literature, General 5% $34,000 $20,140 5%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 9% $34,345 $28,697 9%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 20% $33,252 $25,996 20%
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians 1% $29,000 $33,993 1%
Marketing 27% Not Reported $38,313 27%
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 38% $35,815 $29,413 38%
Psychology, General 6% $31,000 $22,764 6%
Social Work 2% $31,000 $23,411 2%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 34% $29,250 $33,993 34%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 4% $27,000 $27,548 4%
Visual and Performing Arts, General 14% $29,000 $19,455 14%

Salary Scores for JSU Master's Degrees

JSU ranks higher than 7% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 0% Not Reported $44,356 0%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 13% $20,500 $46,478 13%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 77% $35,600 $60,689 77%
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians 6% Not Reported $33,993 6%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 61% $41,149 $44,189 61%
Public Administration 2% Not Reported $31,133 2%
Public Health 10% $45,539 $37,748 10%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 2% $59,773 $33,459 2%
Social Work 2% $48,307 $33,815 2%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 8% $71,313 $35,060 8%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 5% $56,750 $35,060 5%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 18% $46,143 $41,937 18%

Salary Scores for JSU Doctoral Degrees

JSU ranks higher than 16% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 98% Not Reported $84,653 98%
Educational Administration and Supervision 7% $87,696 $55,693 7%
Public Health 1% Not Reported $43,798 1%

Jackson State University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Michael Hoggatt 9/6/2019

Thee Jackson State University is a great school to attend. The atmosphere is very welcoming. As a student there are numerous opportunities to get involved on campus and in the community. The organizations on campus make themselves seen so that new students can express interest and potentially join. College is what you make it. The resources are there to fuel your success. The faculty is dedicated to ensuring the success of all students.

Kyle Kidd-Buckner 7/10/2019

As a transfer student to Jackson State University getting there in Winter of 2016, I can not to directly speak to the freshman and sophomore years, however, as a student coming in and immediately working on my major I will say there are many pros and cons to the Communication program. After graduating from Jackson State, I realized that my experience and success was more about optimizing and leveraging my skillset with companies/organizations outside of Jackson, MS and focusing on more online, remote opportunities.... Read More