Mississippi State University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Mississippi State University ranks better than only 32% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Mississippi State University ranks better than only 49% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Mississippi State University

We calculated a salary score for each of Mississippi 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 Mississippi 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 MSU Bachelor's Degrees

MSU ranks higher than 32% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 26% $23,250 $43,426 26%
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 18% $22,500 $61,020 18%
Agricultural Business and Management 27% $19,500 $39,369 27%
Agricultural Production Operations 75% Not Reported $39,153 75%
Animal Sciences 66% $24,500 $32,391 66%
Anthropology 93% $21,500 $33,993 93%
Architecture 68% $31,000 $50,022 68%
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 7% $19,000 $22,824 7%
Biology, General 9% $25,500 $21,703 9%
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 4% $19,500 $39,729 4%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 23% $23,000 $36,410 23%
Chemical Engineering 84% $23,750 $74,845 84%
Chemistry 8% $27,000 $28,236 8%
Civil Engineering 16% $22,892 $55,964 16%
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 10% $25,000 $24,035 10%
Communication and Media Studies 28% $25,000 $29,829 28%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 44% $20,500 $55,383 44%
Computer Engineering 52% Not Reported $71,957 52%
Construction Management 75% Not Reported $69,338 75%
Criminology 5% $25,000 $26,933 5%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 58% $22,755 $72,320 58%
Engineering, Other 55% $22,500 $62,508 55%
English Language and Literature, General 20% $27,000 $24,730 20%
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 39% $26,000 $28,598 39%
Finance and Financial Management Services 15% $22,000 $40,492 15%
Food Science and Technology 1% $21,813 $24,730 1%
Forestry 70% $20,000 $42,682 70%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 43% $26,000 $36,058 43%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 19% $25,000 $25,967 19%
History 35% $18,000 $28,236 35%
Industrial Engineering 56% $21,856 $69,002 56%
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians 39% $24,054 $53,358 39%
Management Information Systems and Services 28% $28,500 $48,432 28%
Marketing 38% $22,500 $40,442 38%
Mathematics 7% Not Reported $29,685 7%
Mechanical Engineering 70% $21,500 $68,754 70%
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 6% $27,000 $23,693 6%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 23% $22,500 $29,995 23%
Plant Sciences 37% $18,688 $35,240 37%
Political Science and Government 38% $24,509 $33,138 38%
Psychology, General 6% $23,580 $22,694 6%
Social Work 18% $25,000 $28,180 18%
Sociology 4% Not Reported $22,667 4%
Special Education and Teaching 20% $21,313 $34,298 20%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 34% $19,688 $33,993 34%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 45% $20,000 $36,156 45%
Veterinary/Animal Health Technologies/Technicians 20% $22,500 $29,685 20%
Visual and Performing Arts, General 81% $29,000 $31,585 81%
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management 68% $24,750 $30,771 68%

Salary Scores for MSU Master's Degrees

MSU ranks higher than 28% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 22% $19,976 $56,302 22%
Biology, General 52% Not Reported $47,260 52%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 65% $20,500 $79,598 65%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 41% Not Reported $78,343 41%
Education, General 32% $39,078 $46,087 32%
Educational Administration and Supervision 6% $31,018 $35,954 6%
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services 64% Not Reported $50,856 64%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 27% $30,515 $51,607 27%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 55% Not Reported $43,054 55%
Public Administration 4% Not Reported $34,908 4%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 11% $44,000 $36,368 11%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 11% $33,439 $38,018 11%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 14% Not Reported $40,467 14%

Salary Scores for MSU Doctoral Degrees

MSU ranks higher than 74% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Educational Administration and Supervision 12% $64,428 $61,516 12%
Veterinary Medicine 84% $161,647 $84,886 84%

Mississippi State University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Megan Ashley 12/27/2019

As much as I love this University as a whole, I feel as if the Kinesiology department cheated me. When going into this program, I heard so much about this program being not only the most popular at the University, but also one of the best. However, the further into the program I got, the less I was learning. I feel as if I learned a lot from my gen-ed classes and first two years. After that, all of the upper-level kinesiology courses seemed to be the same. They all had very similar coursework and were taught... Read More

Courtney Fancher 8/21/2019

Poultry science classes have some of the most hands-on labs available. If did not grow up in the poultry industry and want to learn, I highly recommend. Professors and faculty are knowledgeable in their field and are eager to help students learn. The classes are small which I feel increase the learning experience. As for MSU, the campus is large and has lots of diversity. It is well maintained and locals are friendly.