Murray State University Rankings by Salary Score

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Murray State University's Top Ranking

Murray State University is ranked on 1 list of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Murray State University

We calculated a salary score for each of Murray 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 Murray 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 Murray State Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 6 93% 93% $22,900 $36,040 6
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other 29 99% 99% $19,070 $38,910 29
Biology, General 65 95% 95% $20,470 $31,130 65
Business Administration, Management and Operations 22 97% 97% $20,070 $36,130 22
Business/Commerce, General 15 90% 90% $21,500 $33,730 15
Civil Engineering Technologies/Technicians 26 93% 93% $25,000 $55,510 26
Computer Science 26 100% 100% $25,000 $55,290 26
Criminal Justice and Corrections 36 96% 96% $20,500 $33,280 36
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians 18 100% 100% $19,500 $39,010 18
Engineering Physics 32 100% 100% $23,900 $55,960 32
English Language and Literature, General 29 96% 96% $26,000 $26,350 29
Finance and Financial Management Services 6 100% 100% $21,500 $35,420 6
Fine and Studio Arts 26 91% 91% $29,300 $22,870 26
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 12 100% 100% Not Reported $29,690 12
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 21 95% 95% $21,900 $26,350 21
History 20 93% 93% Not Reported $25,190 20
Information Science/Studies 56 100% 100% $18,500 $54,660 56
Journalism 4 100% 100% Not Reported $23,000 4
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 37 92% 92% $23,250 $30,310 37
Marketing 5 96% 96% $18,500 $31,420 5
Music 71 97% 97% $29,750 $31,530 71
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 9 98% 98% $24,690 $30,710 9
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians 70 98% 98% $24,500 $64,710 70
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 17 90% 90% $24,000 $24,810 17
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 14 99% 99% $20,390 $53,870 14
Research and Experimental Psychology 20 94% 94% $22,500 $26,820 20
Social Work 16 90% 90% $25,000 $27,860 16
Sociology 2 94% 94% Not Reported $21,230 2
Special Education and Teaching 18 100% 100% $25,000 $33,990 18
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 21 99% 99% $19,500 $32,090 21
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 22 100% 100% Not Reported $32,710 22
Veterinary/Animal Health Technologies/Technicians 8 94% 94% $23,430 $27,500 8
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management 34 100% 100% $24,910 $26,190 34

Salary Scores for Murray State Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business/Commerce, General 20 98% 98% $30,550 $55,630 20
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 33 98% 98% $40,190 $52,940 33
Community Organization and Advocacy 18 93% 93% $49,640 $36,150 18
Educational Administration and Supervision 25 100% 100% $33,950 $47,260 25
Public Administration 20 100% 100% Not Reported $44,940 20
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians 25 94% 94% $29,530 $70,180 25
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 100 100% 100% Not Reported $174,850 100
Special Education and Teaching 8 89% 89% Not Reported $39,370 8
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 15 100% 100% $49,640 $37,750 15
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 16 100% 100% $19,690 $39,730 16
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 17 100% 100% $22,500 $41,570 17
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language 7 81% 81% Not Reported $29,690 7

Salary Scores for Murray State Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 11 100% 100% $120,790 $86,870 11

Most Recent Reviews

Heather Riley 1/16/2020

I believe I received a top notch art education, but would have benefited from a minor in a field that I could have worked in post graduation. You run a risk when you major in Art, it just didn't pan out for me as a career. My overall experience with Murray State is that is was one of the best times of my life. I was active with the Racer Band, and joined the campus art group OMAS my senior year. I wish I had taken smaller course load and gotten more involved with groups. Taking 16-17 hours every semester did... Read More

Kaylee Oakley 8/9/2019

Murray State University is an outstanding university whose main goal is providing "education at its finest". I spent two years at Murray State, and I loved every minute of it. As soon as I stepped on campus, I felt extremely welcomed, and I felt like the professors and community really wanted me there as a student. Murray has been voted the friendliest town in the United States and that is very true. It will provide you with a small-town feel and low teacher to student ratios which provides more one on one... Read More