Louisiana State University Rankings by Salary Score

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Louisiana State University is ranked on 5 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


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 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 LSU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 85 97% 97% $19,500 $56,840 85
Animal Sciences 36 91% 91% $20,500 $28,820 36
Anthropology 68 100% 100% $19,000 $28,960 68
Apparel and Textiles 14 100% 100% $20,500 $30,770 14
Architecture 56 100% 100% $22,500 $47,600 56
Biology, General 8 94% 94% $21,500 $21,360 8
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 17 91% 91% $20,000 $47,850 17
Business Administration, Management and Operations 56 97% 97% $21,060 $44,240 56
Business/Managerial Economics 67 92% 92% Not Reported $52,110 67
Chemical Engineering 91 98% 98% $20,500 $77,570 91
Chemistry 65 90% 90% Not Reported $41,190 65
Civil Engineering 25 97% 97% $21,500 $57,560 25
Communication and Media Studies 57 96% 96% $21,100 $34,730 57
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 99 97% 97% $20,250 $39,930 99
Computer Engineering 44 93% 93% Not Reported $69,340 44
Computer Science 29 98% 98% $19,850 $56,780 29
Construction Management 62 99% 99% $20,000 $66,610 62
Curriculum and Instruction 83 100% 100% Not Reported $61,520 83
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 59 100% 100% $21,500 $24,200 59
Education, General 84 95% 95% Not Reported $41,570 84
Education, Other 100 100% 100% Not Reported $55,960 100
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 72 96% 96% $22,750 $75,570 72
English Language and Literature, General 50 96% 96% $20,500 $29,440 50
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 40 100% 100% $25,750 $54,110 40
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 76 97% 97% $20,600 $33,280 76
Finance and Financial Management Services 41 98% 98% $20,510 $48,300 41
Fine and Studio Arts 74 94% 94% $22,000 $29,690 74
Geography and Cartography 57 89% 89% Not Reported $37,570 57
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 94 98% 98% $20,000 $47,260 94
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 57 97% 97% $22,630 $30,990 57
History 68 88% 88% $19,500 $33,990 68
Industrial Engineering 7 96% 96% $20,500 $56,420 7
Interior Architecture 41 97% 97% $23,250 $41,790 41
International Business 38 100% 100% $18,690 $43,430 38
International/Global Studies 32 92% 92% $14,500 $28,240 32
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 32 85% 85% $20,500 $29,320 32
Library Science and Administration 86 97% 97% Not Reported $39,150 86
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 47 100% 100% $21,500 $52,940 47
Marketing 26 97% 97% $22,690 $38,200 26
Mathematics 43 100% 100% $20,500 $44,020 43
Mechanical Engineering 92 98% 98% $18,750 $74,010 92
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 33 92% 92% $22,250 $32,570 33
Music 59 89% 89% $24,700 $29,250 59
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 86 96% 96% Not Reported $40,740 86
Natural Resources Management and Policy 22 98% 98% $21,000 $28,380 22
Nutrition Sciences 80 93% 93% $18,470 $35,980 80
Petroleum Engineering 19 97% 97% $25,000 $71,020 19
Philosophy 32 92% 92% $15,000 $26,350 32
Physics 86 92% 92% Not Reported $55,510 86
Political Science and Government 26 93% 93% $23,100 $30,770 26
Psychology, General 20 96% 96% $20,790 $25,930 20
Public Administration 83 100% 100% Not Reported $53,360 83
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 50 89% 89% $15,000 $32,930 50
Social Work 99 96% 96% Not Reported $42,960 99
Sociology 37 98% 98% $20,730 $30,770 37
Specialized Sales, Merchandising and Marketing Operations 17 94% 94% Not Reported $30,770 17
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 91 98% 98% $21,000 $42,250 91
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 11 98% 98% $21,320 $30,180 11

Salary Scores for LSU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 56 96% 96% Not Reported $62,150 56
Business Administration, Management and Operations 32 95% 95% $41,000 $60,880 32
Communication and Media Studies 42 100% 100% Not Reported $46,090 42
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 23 100% 100% $41,000 $51,110 23
Education, General 11 100% 100% $40,900 $39,370 11
Finance and Financial Management Services 24 100% 100% Not Reported $61,520 24
Library Science and Administration 21 93% 93% $36,530 $39,730 21
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 18 100% 100% Not Reported $64,990 18
Psychology, General 3 100% 100% Not Reported $25,970 3
Public Administration 41 100% 100% $41,000 $51,610 41
Social Work 10 100% 100% $41,000 $38,440 10
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 39 92% 92% $20,500 $44,940 39
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 5 96% 96% $41,000 $35,590 5

Salary Scores for LSU Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Law 31 98% 98% $75,770 $53,080 31
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies 34 100% 100% Not Reported $59,420 34
Veterinary Medicine 0 97% 97% $160,000 $68,220 0

Most Recent Reviews

Brian 8/22/2021

I attended LSU online for one class in 2019. I took an accounting course and was planning to take other coursework to enable me to sit for the CPA exam in Ohio. I liked the online option since I work full time and have a family. LSUs online course framework is horribly formatted. You utilize one website for your syllabus and class information, another for reading, another for assignments, and then another one for exams. Yeah, how annoying and confusing is that? Then, you have to pay again to sit for exams... Read More

D Crist 6/1/2021

This university has a lot of bullies. The university will not stand against these bullies. They bend their rules forbullies no matter how many times they say they won’t. The end result is that every year more bullies get enrolled and more employees get frightened by bullies. Terrible culture.