Missouri State University Rankings by Salary Score

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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 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 MSU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 33 95% 95% $23,000 $45,080 33
Agricultural Business and Management 7 100% 100% $18,700 $33,460 7
Agriculture, General 11 88% 88% Not Reported $26,900 11
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 18 100% 100% $25,100 $33,990 18
Animal Sciences 14 100% 100% $19,500 $25,580 14
Anthropology 17 94% 94% $26,000 $21,960 17
Apparel and Textiles 18 90% 90% $27,000 $31,590 18
Biology, General 24 90% 90% $23,800 $25,190 24
Business Administration, Management and Operations 40 98% 98% $22,090 $40,650 40
Business/Commerce, General 29 99% 99% $24,340 $38,830 29
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 26 89% 89% $25,660 $27,780 26
Communication and Media Studies 16 97% 97% $22,030 $27,220 16
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 73 96% 96% $21,350 $29,690 73
Computer Science 40 98% 98% $24,500 $63,010 40
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management 23 100% 100% Not Reported $47,260 23
Construction Management 23 100% 100% $25,500 $58,900 23
Criminology 30 97% 97% $21,500 $32,490 30
Design and Applied Arts 37 100% 100% $19,500 $32,500 37
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 43 100% 100% $24,110 $22,420 43
Economics 28 100% 100% $25,400 $42,240 28
Engineering-Related Fields 0 100% 100% Not Reported $31,130 0
English Language and Literature, General 23 93% 93% $27,000 $25,190 23
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations 10 100% 100% Not Reported $29,140 10
Finance and Financial Management Services 46 98% 98% $22,640 $49,580 46
Fine and Studio Arts 27 97% 97% $26,620 $23,110 27
Geography and Cartography 9 88% 88% $19,970 $27,300 9
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 18 90% 90% $18,560 $31,310 18
Gerontology 2 92% 92% $23,250 $22,190 2
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 30 97% 97% $20,770 $27,620 30
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 59 93% 93% $24,280 $38,290 59
History 5 92% 92% Not Reported $20,140 5
Hospitality Administration/Management 27 99% 99% $25,000 $33,800 27
Housing and Human Environments 30 96% 96% $25,030 $39,270 30
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 40 96% 96% $27,000 $28,600 40
Insurance 56 92% 92% $20,230 $54,950 56
International/Global Studies 7 100% 100% $23,230 $17,860 7
Journalism 42 100% 100% $27,380 $31,420 42
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 17 90% 90% $26,970 $25,970 17
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 25 89% 89% $20,000 $25,190 25
Management Information Systems and Services 66 98% 98% $23,050 $59,290 66
Marketing 32 100% 100% $24,000 $39,230 32
Mathematics 55 92% 92% $21,500 $47,260 55
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 47 85% 85% $25,000 $31,130 47
Plant Sciences 15 86% 86% $20,250 $29,690 15
Political Science and Government 58 96% 96% $24,250 $36,670 58
Psychology, General 29 95% 95% $23,850 $27,330 29
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 20 95% 95% $22,500 $33,460 20
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 13 99% 99% $21,340 $53,360 13
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 83 100% 100% $22,000 $36,560 83
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 28 92% 92% Not Reported $28,600 28
Social Work 39 100% 100% $23,220 $30,950 39
Sociology 30 100% 100% $22,250 $29,690 30
Special Education and Teaching 11 97% 97% $22,500 $32,570 11
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 9 97% 97% $23,250 $29,510 9
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 10 100% 100% $28,000 $29,960 10
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management 54 95% 95% $21,500 $28,820 54

Salary Scores for MSU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 5 100% 100% Not Reported $50,860 5
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 64 99% 99% $58,240 $103,610 64
Business Administration, Management and Operations 51 96% 96% $20,350 $71,390 51
Communication and Media Studies 39 100% 100% Not Reported $45,200 39
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 8 100% 100% $29,340 $46,870 8
Educational Administration and Supervision 17 99% 99% $21,030 $43,800 17
Engineering-Related Fields 17 100% 100% Not Reported $71,020 17
English Language and Literature, General 8 100% 100% Not Reported $26,740 8
Health and Medical Administrative Services 29 94% 94% Not Reported $55,960 29
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 42 82% 82% Not Reported $40,280 42
Music 61 100% 100% Not Reported $35,700 61
Natural Sciences 24 92% 92% Not Reported $47,260 24
Plant Sciences 11 100% 100% Not Reported $39,150 11
Psychology, General 85 100% 100% Not Reported $54,660 85
Public Administration 17 100% 100% Not Reported $43,430 17
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other 32 100% 100% Not Reported $50,860 32
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 99 95% 95% Not Reported $150,870 99
Social Work 42 98% 98% $30,140 $44,600 42
Special Education and Teaching 4 100% 100% Not Reported $36,940 4
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 18 100% 100% $38,980 $38,510 18
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 5 100% 100% Not Reported $34,940 5
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 9 100% 100% $17,300 $38,050 9

Salary Scores for MSU Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 55 100% 100% Not Reported $73,950 55
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 98 100% 100% $68,040 $164,270 98
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 18 100% 100% $70,400 $65,310 18

Most Recent Reviews

C Pick 2/2/2021

Had to withdrawal from Spring 2020 courses due to an illness that spread throughout this household in late January and early February 2020. Come to find out it was Covid-19. Presented proof of this as an appeal per their process to the Refund Exception Committee to the $900+ they still had on my account. Denied. They want money from those who were justly incapable of keeping up with their courses despite offering evidence.

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!