Montana State University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Montana State University ranks better than only 33% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Montana State University ranks better than only 45% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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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 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 Associate Degrees

MSU ranks higher than 64% of colleges for associate degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Design and Applied Arts 98% Not Reported $38,289 98%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 38% $15,250 $23,649 38%

Salary Scores for MSU Bachelor's Degrees

MSU ranks higher than 33% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Agricultural Business and Management 22% $17,500 $38,289 22%
Animal Sciences 26% $23,250 $27,618 26%
Anthropology 65% Not Reported $28,598 65%
Biology, General 34% $25,000 $26,799 34%
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 13% Not Reported $46,087 13%
Business/Commerce, General 44% $25,000 $42,682 44%
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 65% $21,000 $33,281 65%
Chemical Engineering 3% $20,500 $52,107 3%
Chemistry 50% $20,007 $38,289 50%
Civil Engineering 18% $25,500 $56,302 18%
Computer Engineering 7% Not Reported $52,107 7%
Computer Science 41% $22,970 $63,430 41%
Construction Engineering Technologies 49% $28,150 $63,997 49%
Economics 15% $21,015 $37,208 15%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 46% $16,500 $69,817 46%
English Language and Literature, General 37% $21,543 $27,536 37%
Environmental Design 22% $25,500 $33,993 22%
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 37% $25,000 $28,381 37%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 57% $22,500 $27,458 57%
Fine and Studio Arts 56% $26,823 $26,997 56%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 48% $25,000 $36,848 48%
History 47% $26,353 $30,305 47%
Industrial Engineering 0% $18,925 $47,260 0%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 37% $18,400 $30,409 37%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 25% $22,990 $25,194 25%
Mathematics 21% $23,405 $36,848 21%
Mechanical Engineering 12% $22,272 $58,479 12%
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians 40% $25,000 $56,415 40%
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 19% $25,000 $28,212 19%
Music 46% Not Reported $27,048 46%
Plant Sciences 9% $21,750 $27,488 9%
Political Science and Government 31% $22,000 $31,941 31%
Psychology, General 57% $25,500 $30,771 57%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 32% $23,297 $60,603 32%
Sociology 55% $22,250 $33,192 55%
Sustainability Studies 3% Not Reported $23,262 3%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 20% $25,000 $31,871 20%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 40% $23,319 $35,518 40%
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management 86% $27,612 $33,993 86%

Salary Scores for MSU Master's Degrees

MSU ranks higher than 31% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 25% Not Reported $56,931 25%
Architecture 19% $24,811 $49,688 19%
Civil Engineering 1% Not Reported $54,869 1%
Curriculum and Instruction 43% Not Reported $48,041 43%
Education, General 11% $19,800 $39,523 11%
Educational Administration and Supervision 36% $22,900 $51,607 36%
Mathematics 15% Not Reported $42,682 15%
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 45% Not Reported $41,937 45%
Natural Resources Management and Policy 43% Not Reported $46,478 43%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 73% $18,099 $54,996 73%

Salary Scores for MSU Doctoral Degrees

MSU ranks higher than 27% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 27% $41,315 $101,406 27%

Salary Scores for MSU Certificates

MSU ranks higher than 75% of colleges for certificates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services 86% Not Reported $29,685 86%
Precision Metal Working 67% $9,500 $36,848 67%

Montana State University Reviews

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