Missouri State University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Missouri State University ranks better than only 25% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Missouri State University ranks better than only 48% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Missouri State University

We calculated a salary score for each of Missouri 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 Missouri 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 25% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 33% $23,000 $45,082 33%
Agricultural Business and Management 7% $18,699 $33,459 7%
Agriculture, General 11% Not Reported $26,896 11%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 18% $25,100 $33,993 18%
Animal Sciences 14% $19,500 $25,580 14%
Anthropology 17% $26,000 $21,964 17%
Apparel and Textiles 18% $27,000 $31,585 18%
Biology, General 24% $23,800 $25,194 24%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 40% $22,085 $40,646 40%
Business/Commerce, General 29% $24,344 $38,829 29%
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 26% $25,655 $27,784 26%
Communication and Media Studies 16% $22,031 $27,222 16%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 73% $21,350 $29,685 73%
Computer Science 40% $24,500 $63,005 40%
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management 23% Not Reported $47,260 23%
Construction Management 23% $25,500 $58,898 23%
Criminology 30% $21,500 $32,490 30%
Design and Applied Arts 37% $19,500 $32,498 37%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 43% $24,105 $22,420 43%
Economics 28% $25,399 $42,235 28%
Engineering-Related Fields 0% Not Reported $31,133 0%
English Language and Literature, General 23% $27,000 $25,194 23%
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations 10% Not Reported $29,141 10%
Finance and Financial Management Services 46% $22,643 $49,584 46%
Fine and Studio Arts 27% $26,617 $23,108 27%
Geography and Cartography 9% $19,965 $27,295 9%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 18% $18,562 $31,305 18%
Gerontology 2% $23,250 $22,192 2%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 30% $20,774 $27,618 30%
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 59% $24,276 $38,289 59%
History 5% Not Reported $20,140 5%
Hospitality Administration/Management 27% $25,000 $33,798 27%
Housing and Human Environments 30% $25,032 $39,271 30%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 40% $27,000 $28,598 40%
Insurance 56% $20,231 $54,948 56%
International/Global Studies 7% $23,234 $17,859 7%
Journalism 42% $27,383 $31,423 42%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 17% $26,974 $25,967 17%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 25% $20,000 $25,194 25%
Management Information Systems and Services 66% $23,048 $59,288 66%
Marketing 32% $24,000 $39,228 32%
Mathematics 55% $21,500 $47,260 55%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 47% $25,000 $31,133 47%
Plant Sciences 15% $20,250 $29,685 15%
Political Science and Government 58% $24,250 $36,674 58%
Psychology, General 29% $23,850 $27,329 29%
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 20% $22,500 $33,459 20%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 13% $21,338 $53,358 13%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 83% $22,000 $36,560 83%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 28% Not Reported $28,598 28%
Social Work 39% $23,220 $30,952 39%
Sociology 30% $22,250 $29,685 30%
Special Education and Teaching 11% $22,500 $32,569 11%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 9% $23,250 $29,508 9%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 10% $28,000 $29,956 10%
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management 54% $21,500 $28,816 54%

Salary Scores for MSU Master's Degrees

MSU ranks higher than 27% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 5% Not Reported $50,856 5%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 64% $58,238 $103,606 64%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 51% $20,350 $71,392 51%
Communication and Media Studies 39% Not Reported $45,198 39%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 8% $29,339 $46,869 8%
Educational Administration and Supervision 17% $21,025 $43,798 17%
Engineering-Related Fields 17% Not Reported $71,015 17%
English Language and Literature, General 8% Not Reported $26,739 8%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 29% Not Reported $55,964 29%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 42% Not Reported $40,281 42%
Music 61% Not Reported $35,701 61%
Natural Sciences 24% Not Reported $47,260 24%
Plant Sciences 11% Not Reported $39,153 11%
Psychology, General 85% Not Reported $54,661 85%
Public Administration 17% Not Reported $43,426 17%
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other 32% Not Reported $50,856 32%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 99% Not Reported $150,874 99%
Social Work 42% $30,139 $44,595 42%
Special Education and Teaching 4% Not Reported $36,938 4%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 18% $38,983 $38,505 18%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 5% Not Reported $34,942 5%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 9% $17,304 $38,048 9%

Salary Scores for MSU Doctoral Degrees

MSU ranks higher than 63% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 55% Not Reported $73,949 55%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 98% $68,036 $164,265 98%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 18% $70,397 $65,305 18%

Missouri State University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

James 1/3/2021

Personally, I thought the business programs at MSU were exceptional. The university invests a lot of money into Glass Hall and business programs. The career center and career fairs are great tools for a post-grad job search. I would like to maybe see some change in staff. Professors are helpful and nice, but I think some professors could be upgraded. Overall, phenomenal school for the money. Smaller but very nice campus. Rec. center is super nice! Go bears!

bearlang 11/28/2020

I went through several feats with this school for three years. Encountered many health issues and they wanted all sorts of evidence for the waivers I needed. The psych program is full of teachings from non African American Psychologists so the program is a waste of time unless your`e going to become a MSW or PSyD. Financial services are crazy! So pricey , even just for online. They have much pride in their football than the learning of their students; all about money. Some of my psych professors worked with... Read More