Montana State University Rankings by Salary Score

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Salary and Debt by Major at Montana State University

We calculated a salary score for each of Montana 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 Montana 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 Associate Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Design and Applied Arts 98 100% 100% Not Reported $38,290 98
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 38 89% 89% $15,250 $23,650 38

Salary Scores for MSU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Agricultural Business and Management 22 92% 92% $17,500 $38,290 22
Animal Sciences 26 91% 91% $23,250 $27,620 26
Anthropology 65 100% 100% Not Reported $28,600 65
Biology, General 34 94% 94% $25,000 $26,800 34
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 13 100% 100% Not Reported $46,090 13
Business/Commerce, General 44 96% 96% $25,000 $42,680 44
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 65 88% 88% $21,000 $33,280 65
Chemical Engineering 3 91% 91% $20,500 $52,110 3
Chemistry 50 100% 100% $20,010 $38,290 50
Civil Engineering 18 97% 97% $25,500 $56,300 18
Computer Engineering 7 100% 100% Not Reported $52,110 7
Computer Science 41 95% 95% $22,970 $63,430 41
Construction Engineering Technologies 49 100% 100% $28,150 $64,000 49
Economics 15 90% 90% $21,020 $37,210 15
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 46 100% 100% $16,500 $69,820 46
English Language and Literature, General 37 93% 93% $21,540 $27,540 37
Environmental Design 22 100% 100% $25,500 $33,990 22
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 37 95% 95% $25,000 $28,380 37
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 57 98% 98% $22,500 $27,460 57
Fine and Studio Arts 56 99% 99% $26,820 $27,000 56
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 48 90% 90% $25,000 $36,850 48
History 47 87% 87% $26,350 $30,310 47
Industrial Engineering 0 100% 100% $18,930 $47,260 0
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 37 91% 91% $18,400 $30,410 37
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 25 86% 86% $22,990 $25,190 25
Mathematics 21 100% 100% $23,410 $36,850 21
Mechanical Engineering 12 98% 98% $22,270 $58,480 12
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians 40 98% 98% $25,000 $56,420 40
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 19 90% 90% $25,000 $28,210 19
Music 46 100% 100% Not Reported $27,050 46
Plant Sciences 9 100% 100% $21,750 $27,490 9
Political Science and Government 31 98% 98% $22,000 $31,940 31
Psychology, General 57 96% 96% $25,500 $30,770 57
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 32 98% 98% $23,300 $60,600 32
Sociology 55 98% 98% $22,250 $33,190 55
Sustainability Studies 3 95% 95% Not Reported $23,260 3
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 20 94% 94% $25,000 $31,870 20
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 40 98% 98% $23,320 $35,520 40
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management 86 100% 100% $27,610 $33,990 86

Salary Scores for MSU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 25 100% 100% Not Reported $56,930 25
Architecture 19 100% 100% $24,810 $49,690 19
Civil Engineering 1 100% 100% Not Reported $54,870 1
Curriculum and Instruction 43 100% 100% Not Reported $48,040 43
Education, General 11 96% 96% $19,800 $39,520 11
Educational Administration and Supervision 36 97% 97% $22,900 $51,610 36
Mathematics 15 91% 91% Not Reported $42,680 15
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 45 95% 95% Not Reported $41,940 45
Natural Resources Management and Policy 43 100% 100% Not Reported $46,480 43
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 73 100% 100% $18,100 $55,000 73

Salary Scores for MSU Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 27 91% 91% $41,320 $101,410 27

Salary Scores for MSU Certificates

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services 86 92% 92% Not Reported $29,690 86
Precision Metal Working 67 96% 96% $9,500 $36,850 67

Most Recent Reviews

Aaron O'Harra 10/15/2019

Montana State University in Bozeman was my top choice for my undergraduate school. It had everything that I wanted from a school and the surrounding town. The school had plenty of organizations going around, and planned many events from concerts to comedy nights. Outside in the town of Bozeman there are boundless opportunities for the outdoor adventure seekers while still having enough in town to have a good time on bad weather days. The professors at the school are very helpful when you reach out to them,... Read More

Hannah Young 12/25/2018

Montana State University was an incredible experience. They provide a terrific higher education institution that is settled into a unique mountain town. MSU has an multiple programs that have grown along with their students. They continue to adapt to new technology and new methods that provide their students with the best education. The school has grown significantly in the past five years and that alone is a true testimony to their institution. MSU provides various clubs and organization that amplifies your... Read More