Metropolitan State University of Denver Rankings by Salary Score

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Metropolitan State University of Denver is ranked on 7 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at MSU Denver

We calculated a salary score for each of MSU Denver'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 MSU Denver 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.

MSU Denver Bachelor's Degree Salary Score

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 56 96% $25,000 $49,900 56
Air Transportation 51 98% $20,360 $46,190 51
Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems 67 92% $19,110 $29,140 67
Anthropology 27 91% $30,200 $23,650 27
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology 32 100% Not Reported $33,990 32
Behavioral Sciences 86 94% Not Reported $35,330 86
Biology, General 96 95% $21,100 $38,170 96
Business Administration, Management and Operations 71 98% $21,950 $47,820 71
Chemistry 66 95% $23,250 $41,410 66
Civil Engineering Technologies/Technicians 46 100% $16,500 $58,670 46
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 60 91% $15,500 $27,440 60
Computer Science 60 93% $22,600 $72,590 60
Criminal Justice and Corrections 70 97% $19,310 $39,140 70
Design and Applied Arts 80 98% $26,520 $41,790 80
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 76 91% $20,500 $26,350 76
Economics 29 91% $22,640 $42,680 29
Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians 59 98% $29,590 $62,510 59
English Language and Literature, General 80 96% $25,060 $34,350 80
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 87 100% $26,690 $35,240 87
Finance and Financial Management Services 66 97% $22,590 $54,570 66
Fine and Studio Arts 62 92% $30,750 $27,910 62
Health and Medical Administrative Services 47 94% $21,200 $40,440 47
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 87 97% $19,500 $35,640 87
History 74 91% $25,440 $35,060 74
Hospitality Administration/Management 67 96% $21,000 $40,240 67
Human Services, General 76 90% $26,000 $35,890 76
Journalism 60 99% $22,600 $33,990 60
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 89 86% $25,430 $36,780 89
Management Information Systems and Services 57 95% $25,000 $56,780 57
Marketing 62 93% $18,690 $44,420 62
Mathematics 35 96% $19,680 $41,790 35
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians 42 98% $26,870 $56,930 42
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 44 94% $20,000 $35,130 44
Music 14 97% $23,250 $20,140 14
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 87 98% $28,740 $40,860 87
Natural Resources Management and Policy 92 97% $29,310 $47,730 92
Nutrition Sciences 74 92% $22,410 $34,910 74
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 77 94% $16,750 $36,130 77
Philosophy 23 86% Not Reported $24,040 23
Political Science and Government 54 94% $21,250 $36,040 54
Psychology, General 65 93% $19,230 $31,730 65
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 15 94% $26,910 $32,280 15
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 40 99% $25,000 $62,870 40
Research and Experimental Psychology 60 96% $25,000 $34,860 60
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 92 99% $22,540 $40,140 92
Social Work 73 98% $20,480 $34,790 73
Sociology 60 90% $25,960 $33,990 60
Special Education and Teaching 41 100% $26,130 $37,210 41

MSU Denver Master's Degree Salary Score

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 58 98% $22,430 $62,410 58
Education, General 18 97% $32,970 $42,260 18
Social Work 37 99% $33,500 $43,890 37

Most Recent Reviews

Amanda 12/8/2020

MSU gives me mixed feelings. On one hand they helped students out during COVID with computers, and resources. But at the same time, they ran out of money and then all aid stopped and the resources they gave were for basically homeless people through the state of Colorado and the average student couldn't qualify for that aid. I also had to extend my graduation date THREE times because the advisors never got my credits right. I was so frustrated because I kept having to stay in school and pay more for tuition... Read More

Mariana Villarreal 10/23/2019

MSU Denver provided the best environment for adult working students. I would highly recommend attending here if you are focused on a true education outside of the party college experience. The classes are smaller than most universities which provides a more focused and individualized learning. You also physically see the improvements and accommodations on campus that are paid by student fees which make you feel like your money is actually going towards the in betterment of the academic institution as a whole.... Read More