Louisiana State University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Louisiana State University ranks better than 52% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Louisiana State University ranks better than 68% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Louisiana State University

We calculated a salary score for each of Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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 LSU Bachelor's Degrees

LSU ranks higher than 52% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 85% $19,500 $56,840 85%
Animal Sciences 36% $20,500 $28,816 36%
Anthropology 68% $19,000 $28,960 68%
Apparel and Textiles 14% $20,500 $30,771 14%
Architecture 56% $22,500 $47,595 56%
Biology, General 8% $21,500 $21,356 8%
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 17% $20,000 $47,846 17%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 56% $21,060 $44,244 56%
Business/Managerial Economics 67% Not Reported $52,107 67%
Chemical Engineering 91% $20,500 $77,567 91%
Chemistry 65% Not Reported $41,193 65%
Civil Engineering 25% $21,500 $57,564 25%
Communication and Media Studies 57% $21,100 $34,732 57%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 99% $20,249 $39,927 99%
Computer Engineering 44% Not Reported $69,338 44%
Computer Science 29% $19,846 $56,776 29%
Construction Management 62% $20,000 $66,611 62%
Curriculum and Instruction 83% Not Reported $61,516 83%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 59% $21,500 $24,201 59%
Education, General 84% Not Reported $41,565 84%
Education, Other 99% Not Reported $55,964 99%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 72% $22,750 $75,573 72%
English Language and Literature, General 50% $20,500 $29,443 50%
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 40% $25,750 $54,109 40%
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 76% $20,600 $33,281 76%
Finance and Financial Management Services 41% $20,512 $48,302 41%
Fine and Studio Arts 74% $22,000 $29,685 74%
Geography and Cartography 57% Not Reported $37,568 57%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 94% $20,000 $47,260 94%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 57% $22,628 $30,988 57%
History 68% $19,500 $33,993 68%
Industrial Engineering 7% $20,500 $56,415 7%
Interior Architecture 41% $23,251 $41,789 41%
International Business 38% $18,687 $43,426 38%
International/Global Studies 32% $14,497 $28,236 32%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 32% $20,500 $29,322 32%
Library Science and Administration 86% Not Reported $39,153 86%
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 47% $21,500 $52,941 47%
Marketing 26% $22,687 $38,202 26%
Mathematics 43% $20,500 $44,021 43%
Mechanical Engineering 92% $18,750 $74,011 92%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 33% $22,250 $32,569 33%
Music 59% $24,700 $29,250 59%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 86% Not Reported $40,737 86%
Natural Resources Management and Policy 22% $21,000 $28,381 22%
Nutrition Sciences 80% $18,465 $35,981 80%
Petroleum Engineering 19% $25,000 $71,015 19%
Philosophy 32% $15,000 $26,353 32%
Physics 86% Not Reported $55,512 86%
Political Science and Government 26% $23,102 $30,771 26%
Psychology, General 20% $20,785 $25,926 20%
Public Administration 83% Not Reported $53,358 83%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 50% $15,000 $32,925 50%
Social Work 99% Not Reported $42,961 99%
Sociology 37% $20,725 $30,771 37%
Specialized Sales, Merchandising and Marketing Operations 17% Not Reported $30,771 17%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 91% $20,999 $42,254 91%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 11% $21,324 $30,178 11%

Salary Scores for LSU Master's Degrees

LSU ranks higher than 21% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 56% Not Reported $62,154 56%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 32% $41,000 $60,878 32%
Communication and Media Studies 42% Not Reported $46,087 42%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 23% $41,000 $51,106 23%
Education, General 11% $40,899 $39,369 11%
Finance and Financial Management Services 24% Not Reported $61,516 24%
Library Science and Administration 21% $36,525 $39,729 21%
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 18% Not Reported $64,990 18%
Psychology, General 3% Not Reported $25,967 3%
Public Administration 41% $41,000 $51,607 41%
Social Work 10% $41,000 $38,443 10%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 39% $20,500 $44,942 39%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 5% $41,000 $35,594 5%

Salary Scores for LSU Doctoral Degrees

LSU ranks higher than 23% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Law 31% $75,768 $53,080 31%
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies 34% Not Reported $59,417 34%
Veterinary Medicine 0% $160,000 $68,219 0%

Louisiana State University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Daniel Lorence 11/3/2019

LSU is a good school if you're not wealthy and aren't looking to get into a top university. The football games are by far the best part of the institution. The people are very nice, and the food is excellent. I am glad that I went to the university. I would major in engineering if you are attending LSU. It is the best and most marketable degree at the school.

Carlisa Watkins 8/7/2019

I will first start by saying if you're like me and you chose LSU, it is because you most likely grew up seeing the stadium lights, taking drives through campus and being a huge Tigers fan. Campus life is great if you love all of those things, but academic life can be difficult if you do not apply yourself. I studied Kinesiology which was not easy, but it was worth it because Kinesiology is the only degree program that offers anatomy and if you do well you can take a Cadaver lab, which I did. IT WAS AWESOME!... Read More