Kansas State University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Kansas State University ranks better than 64% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Kansas State University ranks better than 53% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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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 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 K-State Bachelor's Degrees

K-State ranks higher than 64% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 81% $20,500 $55,693 81%
Agricultural and Food Products Processing 76% $21,500 $64,087 76%
Agricultural Business and Management 79% $20,835 $49,467 79%
Agricultural Engineering 38% $21,742 $55,512 38%
Agricultural Mechanization 69% $25,000 $54,209 69%
Agricultural Public Services 88% $21,104 $45,852 88%
Air Transportation 74% $20,500 $51,857 74%
Animal Sciences 86% $20,499 $35,518 86%
Anthropology 16% $24,900 $21,781 16%
Apparel and Textiles 61% $25,000 $37,928 61%
Architectural Engineering 74% $27,250 $68,047 74%
Biology, General 72% $20,500 $32,094 72%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 69% $21,495 $47,371 69%
Business/Commerce, General 69% $28,750 $49,136 69%
Chemical Engineering 87% $22,460 $75,989 87%
Chemistry 73% Not Reported $42,682 73%
Civil Engineering 49% $22,546 $61,110 49%
Communication and Media Studies 81% $23,824 $39,009 81%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 76% $21,500 $69,338 76%
Computer Engineering 44% Not Reported $69,338 44%
Construction Engineering Technologies 57% $27,000 $65,535 57%
Design and Applied Arts 85% $26,500 $43,319 85%
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 53% $20,780 $33,993 53%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 6% $25,000 $16,478 6%
Economics 40% $21,735 $46,087 40%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 37% $22,132 $67,846 37%
Engineering Technology, General 52% $24,336 $55,151 52%
English Language and Literature, General 34% $23,544 $27,048 34%
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations 63% $24,000 $44,989 63%
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 95% $20,500 $37,928 95%
Finance and Financial Management Services 43% $21,500 $48,784 43%
Fine and Studio Arts 56% $25,000 $26,997 56%
Food Science and Technology 81% $25,700 $53,608 81%
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services 33% $25,000 $29,685 33%
Geography and Cartography 58% Not Reported $37,748 58%
Gerontology 42% $22,500 $30,771 42%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 33% $23,250 $28,055 33%
History 59% $22,093 $32,391 59%
Hospitality Administration/Management 69% $19,775 $40,697 69%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 48% $23,250 $29,610 48%
Industrial Engineering 80% $22,816 $74,105 80%
Information Science/Studies 84% Not Reported $64,493 84%
International/Global Studies 24% $17,938 $25,824 24%
Journalism 69% $22,487 $35,365 69%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 83% $19,500 $39,729 83%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 97% $22,454 $40,647 97%
Management Information Systems and Services 41% $25,500 $52,107 41%
Marketing 68% $21,500 $45,500 68%
Mathematics 53% Not Reported $46,769 53%
Mechanical Engineering 55% $24,750 $66,355 55%
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 42% $23,000 $32,925 42%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 77% $21,500 $38,289 77%
Natural Resources Management and Policy 51% $25,000 $35,416 51%
Natural Sciences 45% $21,000 $29,685 45%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 62% $23,231 $33,637 62%
Plant Sciences 75% $20,750 $42,930 75%
Political Science and Government 59% $22,500 $36,848 59%
Psychology, General 54% $20,677 $30,409 54%
Social Sciences, General 40% $26,000 $32,925 40%
Social Work 93% $22,250 $38,559 93%
Sociology 68% $20,500 $35,060 68%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 66% $22,500 $37,888 66%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 59% $24,000 $38,092 59%
Zoology/Animal Biology 91% $25,000 $29,685 91%

Salary Scores for K-State Master's Degrees

K-State ranks higher than 52% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 27% $13,640 $57,318 27%
Agricultural Business and Management 93% Not Reported $88,198 93%
Architecture 31% $40,570 $51,690 31%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 41% $31,727 $66,045 41%
Civil Engineering 79% Not Reported $77,715 79%
Curriculum and Instruction 35% $19,496 $46,556 35%
Educational Administration and Supervision 46% $20,398 $54,974 46%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 68% Not Reported $100,414 68%
English Language and Literature, General 42% Not Reported $37,568 42%
Finance and Financial Management Services 36% Not Reported $69,338 36%
Food Science and Technology 93% $17,061 $80,124 93%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 54% $33,497 $41,870 54%
Interior Architecture 48% Not Reported $51,482 48%
Landscape Architecture 29% Not Reported $48,823 29%
Music 93% Not Reported $50,231 93%
Psychology, General 91% Not Reported $57,318 91%
Public Health 43% $40,881 $52,107 43%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 36% $26,921 $42,333 36%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 59% $21,713 $48,600 59%

Salary Scores for K-State Doctoral Degrees

K-State ranks higher than 7% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Curriculum and Instruction 26% Not Reported $62,012 26%
Veterinary Medicine 7% $170,033 $73,358 7%

Kansas State University Reviews

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