Kansas State University Rankings by Salary Score

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Salary and Debt by Major at Kansas State University

We calculated a salary score for each of Kansas 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 Kansas 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 K-State Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 81 94% 94% $20,500 $55,690 81
Agricultural and Food Products Processing 76 100% 100% $21,500 $64,090 76
Agricultural Business and Management 79 99% 99% $20,840 $49,470 79
Agricultural Engineering 38 97% 97% $21,740 $55,510 38
Agricultural Mechanization 69 96% 96% $25,000 $54,210 69
Agricultural Public Services 88 100% 100% $21,100 $45,850 88
Air Transportation 74 96% 96% $20,500 $51,860 74
Animal Sciences 86 97% 97% $20,500 $35,520 86
Anthropology 16 100% 100% $24,900 $21,780 16
Apparel and Textiles 61 100% 100% $25,000 $37,930 61
Architectural Engineering 74 100% 100% $27,250 $68,050 74
Biology, General 72 96% 96% $20,500 $32,090 72
Business Administration, Management and Operations 69 98% 98% $21,500 $47,370 69
Business/Commerce, General 69 91% 91% $28,750 $49,140 69
Chemical Engineering 87 98% 98% $22,460 $75,990 87
Chemistry 73 92% 92% Not Reported $42,680 73
Civil Engineering 49 96% 96% $22,550 $61,110 49
Communication and Media Studies 81 100% 100% $23,820 $39,010 81
Computer and Information Sciences, General 76 96% 96% $21,500 $69,340 76
Computer Engineering 44 100% 100% Not Reported $69,340 44
Construction Engineering Technologies 57 94% 94% $27,000 $65,540 57
Design and Applied Arts 85 100% 100% $26,500 $43,320 85
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 53 95% 95% $20,780 $33,990 53
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 6 100% 100% $25,000 $16,480 6
Economics 40 100% 100% $21,740 $46,090 40
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 37 98% 98% $22,130 $67,850 37
Engineering Technology, General 52 98% 98% $24,340 $55,150 52
English Language and Literature, General 34 97% 97% $23,540 $27,050 34
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations 63 100% 100% $24,000 $44,990 63
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 95 100% 100% $20,500 $37,930 95
Finance and Financial Management Services 43 98% 98% $21,500 $48,780 43
Fine and Studio Arts 56 94% 94% $25,000 $27,000 56
Food Science and Technology 81 100% 100% $25,700 $53,610 81
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services 33 93% 93% $25,000 $29,690 33
Geography and Cartography 58 94% 94% Not Reported $37,750 58
Gerontology 42 94% 94% $22,500 $30,770 42
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 33 97% 97% $23,250 $28,060 33
History 59 100% 100% $22,090 $32,390 59
Hospitality Administration/Management 69 100% 100% $19,780 $40,700 69
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 48 97% 97% $23,250 $29,610 48
Industrial Engineering 80 97% 97% $22,820 $74,110 80
Information Science/Studies 84 100% 100% Not Reported $64,490 84
International/Global Studies 24 92% 92% $17,940 $25,820 24
Journalism 69 98% 98% $22,490 $35,370 69
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 83 96% 96% $19,500 $39,730 83
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 97 94% 94% $22,450 $40,650 97
Management Information Systems and Services 41 100% 100% $25,500 $52,110 41
Marketing 68 96% 96% $21,500 $45,500 68
Mathematics 53 100% 100% Not Reported $46,770 53
Mechanical Engineering 55 99% 99% $24,750 $66,360 55
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 42 100% 100% $23,000 $32,930 42
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 77 94% 94% $21,500 $38,290 77
Natural Resources Management and Policy 51 94% 94% $25,000 $35,420 51
Natural Sciences 45 92% 92% $21,000 $29,690 45
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 62 100% 100% $23,230 $33,640 62
Plant Sciences 75 97% 97% $20,750 $42,930 75
Political Science and Government 59 100% 100% $22,500 $36,850 59
Psychology, General 54 96% 96% $20,680 $30,410 54
Social Sciences, General 40 94% 94% $26,000 $32,930 40
Social Work 93 97% 97% $22,250 $38,560 93
Sociology 68 99% 99% $20,500 $35,060 68
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 66 99% 99% $22,500 $37,890 66
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 59 100% 100% $24,000 $38,090 59
Zoology/Animal Biology 91 97% 97% $25,000 $29,690 91

Salary Scores for K-State Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 27 100% 100% $13,640 $57,320 27
Agricultural Business and Management 93 96% 96% Not Reported $88,200 93
Architecture 31 99% 99% $40,570 $51,690 31
Business Administration, Management and Operations 41 100% 100% $31,730 $66,050 41
Civil Engineering 79 100% 100% Not Reported $77,720 79
Curriculum and Instruction 35 95% 95% $19,500 $46,560 35
Educational Administration and Supervision 46 100% 100% $20,400 $54,970 46
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 68 92% 92% Not Reported $100,410 68
English Language and Literature, General 42 95% 95% Not Reported $37,570 42
Finance and Financial Management Services 36 93% 93% Not Reported $69,340 36
Food Science and Technology 93 96% 96% $17,060 $80,120 93
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 54 96% 96% $33,500 $41,870 54
Interior Architecture 48 100% 100% Not Reported $51,480 48
Landscape Architecture 29 95% 95% Not Reported $48,820 29
Music 93 100% 100% Not Reported $50,230 93
Psychology, General 91 96% 96% Not Reported $57,320 91
Public Health 43 100% 100% $40,880 $52,110 43
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 36 99% 99% $26,920 $42,330 36
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 59 99% 99% $21,710 $48,600 59

Salary Scores for K-State Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Curriculum and Instruction 26 100% 100% Not Reported $62,010 26
Veterinary Medicine 7 99% 99% $170,030 $73,360 7

Most Recent Reviews

Chloe Nelson 6/28/2019

Kansas State University embodies the concept of "family" through its high priority for all types of students, a variety of inclusive groups to identify with, and a sense of purple pride and connection that you will feel for a lifetime. K-State welcomes all with open arms and ensures student success and well-being.

Olivia Redelsheimer 5/9/2019

This program is a great one to be in if you know that you want to work with kids but you are not sure you want to dive into teaching right away. You are able to learn the psychology behind a child's brain, to the way that the aging process takes a toll on the mind. The teachers and staff are very supportive and open to any and all questions that students have. I would recommend looking online at the descriptions that the classes and staff have as you can form your experience with HDFS any way that you choose.... Read More