Middle Tennessee State University Rankings by Salary Score

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Middle Tennessee State University's Top Rankings

Middle Tennessee State University is ranked on 3 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Middle Tennessee State University

We calculated a salary score for each of Middle Tennessee 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 Middle Tennessee 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 MTSU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 56 96% 96% $27,000 $49,900 56
Agricultural Business and Management 18 93% 93% $14,000 $37,210 18
Air Transportation 55 97% 97% $22,500 $47,260 55
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 11 100% 100% $25,560 $28,600 11
Animal Sciences 19 93% 93% $19,500 $26,460 19
Anthropology 2 89% 89% $20,500 $15,920 2
Apparel and Textiles 26 97% 97% $23,500 $33,140 26
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management 39 97% 97% $20,650 $27,270 39
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 42 97% 97% $18,580 $32,390 42
Biological and Physical Sciences 39 91% 91% $22,660 $30,410 39
Biology, General 71 93% 93% $22,900 $32,010 71
Business Administration, Management and Operations 30 97% 97% $20,750 $38,360 30
Business/Managerial Economics 32 95% 95% Not Reported $43,240 32
Chemistry 53 93% 93% Not Reported $38,830 53
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 73 96% 96% $25,060 $37,210 73
Communication and Media Studies 32 96% 96% $24,190 $30,590 32
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 83 88% 88% $22,880 $31,760 83
Computer Science 39 95% 95% $27,000 $62,110 39
Construction Management 63 100% 100% $20,500 $66,650 63
Criminal Justice and Corrections 49 97% 97% $22,250 $35,420 49
Design and Applied Arts 44 93% 93% Not Reported $33,990 44
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 36 100% 100% $20,000 $21,700 36
Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians 3 92% 92% Not Reported $38,290 3
Engineering Technology, General 39 98% 98% $21,360 $52,110 39
Engineering-Related Fields 37 100% 100% $19,350 $57,940 37
English Language and Literature, General 39 98% 98% $21,000 $27,800 39
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations 18 86% 86% $26,000 $32,930 18
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies 8 97% 97% $27,000 $27,870 8
Finance and Financial Management Services 17 97% 97% $17,560 $41,010 17
Fine and Studio Arts 36 93% 93% $22,130 $24,420 36
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services 60 92% 92% $23,620 $33,760 60
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 72 98% 98% $23,730 $32,980 72
History 40 100% 100% $18,000 $29,140 40
International/Global Studies 25 90% 90% $17,000 $26,060 25
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 78 92% 92% $23,060 $38,470 78
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 26 92% 92% $15,670 $25,450 26
Management Information Systems and Services 21 95% 95% $23,560 $45,890 21
Marketing 41 99% 99% $20,950 $40,820 41
Mathematics 29 95% 95% $19,450 $39,590 29
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering 55 100% 100% $25,000 $70,680 55
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 30 94% 94% $24,000 $31,660 30
Music 64 100% 100% $26,000 $30,120 64
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 67 94% 94% $22,880 $34,190 67
Philosophy 16 100% 100% Not Reported $21,960 16
Physics 28 93% 93% Not Reported $37,000 28
Plant Sciences 31 91% 91% Not Reported $33,990 31
Political Science and Government 49 96% 96% $23,000 $35,180 49
Psychology, General 44 89% 89% $21,720 $29,180 44
Public Health 19 98% 98% $31,000 $29,350 19
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 17 100% 100% $19,850 $54,970 17
Social Work 30 89% 89% $22,550 $29,880 30
Sociology 3 88% 88% $21,250 $22,090 3
Special Education and Teaching 39 100% 100% $21,530 $36,940 39
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 58 97% 97% $23,000 $36,900 58
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 26 97% 97% Not Reported $33,280 26

Salary Scores for MTSU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 39 93% 93% $19,500 $59,430 39
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 54 100% 100% $28,710 $58,480 54
Business Administration, Management and Operations 39 98% 98% $26,200 $64,490 39
Computer and Information Sciences, General 31 100% 100% $19,950 $72,740 31
Curriculum and Instruction 18 98% 98% $30,060 $42,570 18
Educational Administration and Supervision 20 99% 99% $21,770 $45,070 20
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 42 100% 100% Not Reported $41,010 42
History 16 92% 92% Not Reported $29,690 16
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 67 100% 100% $40,530 $52,880 67
Music 42 100% 100% Not Reported $29,690 42
Psychology, General 96 100% 100% $34,340 $61,020 96
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 25 99% 99% $41,530 $85,210 25
Social Work 29 100% 100% $21,940 $42,680 29
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 17 98% 98% $40,530 $38,290 17
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 21 100% 100% $22,600 $42,680 21

Salary Scores for MTSU Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research 44 100% 100% Not Reported $76,460 44
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 61 100% 100% Not Reported $69,340 61

Most Recent Reviews

Ida Hood 12/8/2019

I absolutely enjoyed my time at Middle Tennessee State University! I have kept in contact with my classmates throughout the years and that has been a great experience for me. The class schedules also allowed a lot of flexibility to be involved in organizations and participate in community service on or around campus. For me personally community service was very important to me, because it's something I grew up doing giving back to others. If you are possibly interested in attending MTSU as well you will definitely... Read More

Greg 8/27/2019

Im a veteran and transferred my other credits from University of Massachusetts-Lowell. The whole process of transferring was smooth and the Admin employees really do make it easy. Some people in the admissions and registrar office are almost impossible to contact and wont get back to you, however I had the advantage of the Veterans office on my side, and MT One stop makes things much easier. The Veterans office and Mr. Howell were sort of a liason between me and other departments and handled whatever they... Read More

My experience so far in the fall semester has not been awesome. The campus does have a nice feel, the on-campus groups are very inclusive and theres a lot going on just like any other colleges campus. All of my professors seem decent, but a few are monotone and unexcited. Also, if you dont like the huge school feel with a lot of congestion then this is not the place for you. You will be dodging people/bikes/skateboards on your way to class regularly and if you arent used to crowds or do not like crowds it can be overwhelming. When I toured the school and into my first semester was after Spring semester was over, so I did not expect it to be as crowded as it is when Fall came around.

Now to my rant: the parking. Good god is the parking situation HORRENDOUS. I have to arrive at my 8am at 710 just so i can find a spot in one of the Commuter lots (even then usually the only spots open will be almost a mile grom your building). My next class after that is at 1120 which gives me about 2 hours between classes. I have to stay on campus in between classes because on the first day when I attempted to go off campus and come back, I came back to every lot being circled by about 25-30 other cars attempting to find a spot. I ended up not finding a spot, parking in a residence building lot over a mile away, and speed walking a mile to class (was already late). By the time I showed up I was covered in sweat from the stress and the late August heat that I just left instead of being that guy thats late and covered in sweat stains. The fact that the parking situation is this bad is absolutely inexcusible. The second day I tried to fix it by showing up 40 minutes before class. No luck. Ended up still being late. Honestly, if I wasnt a transfer senior I wouldnt stay at this school for that reason and that reason alone. They seem to have zero vetting of parking passes given out. I think there should be restrictions, for example freshman that live in dorms and people that live in apartments right off campus should be forced to take the shuttle and not given a parking pass. At least thats what they did at my last college which was in a busier city and it wasnt a problem. They seem to not care that more parking passes are given out than spaces there are in the parking lots. They have a couple 3-floor parking garages that are always full. The roads are horribly designed and if you dont have your head on a swivel youll get hit or hit someone else who isnt paying attention.

Its definitely a shame that a school that does most things right can be ruined by an awful parking/traffic sotuation, but in my opinion this has such a bad impact it takes the overall rating from 5 stars to 3.