Oregon State University Rankings by Salary Score

Salary Scores
 55
Bachelor's
 47
Master's
 77
Doctoral
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Salary and Debt by Major at Oregon State University

We calculated a salary score for each of Oregon 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 Oregon 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 OSU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 75 99% 99% $23,700 $54,050 75
Agricultural Business and Management 44 100% 100% $19,670 $42,680 44
Agricultural Engineering 41 95% 95% Not Reported $55,960 41
Agriculture, General 56 95% 95% $20,950 $37,030 56
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 11 92% 92% Not Reported $28,090 11
Animal Sciences 36 94% 94% $21,000 $28,870 36
Anthropology 92 87% 87% $27,500 $33,760 92
Apparel and Textiles 82 100% 100% Not Reported $41,190 82
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 11 95% 95% $21,000 $24,620 11
Biology, General 52 96% 96% $24,750 $29,250 52
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 17 100% 100% $20,000 $47,850 17
Botany/Plant Biology 47 94% 94% Not Reported $27,670 47
Business Administration, Management and Operations 69 94% 94% $21,000 $47,260 69
Chemical Engineering 42 92% 92% $22,880 $65,170 42
Chemistry 50 100% 100% $24,000 $38,290 50
Civil Engineering 68 98% 98% $23,500 $63,800 68
Communication and Media Studies 68 96% 96% $21,500 $36,490 68
Computer Science 63 95% 95% $21,880 $73,880 63
Construction Engineering 62 99% 99% $26,770 $72,300 62
Design and Applied Arts 51 92% 92% $25,000 $35,420 51
Economics 28 94% 94% $21,950 $42,240 28
Education, General 68 94% 94% $29,000 $37,790 68
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 60 98% 98% $26,000 $72,690 60
Engineering, Other 57 100% 100% $26,590 $63,010 57
English Language and Literature, General 39 100% 100% $21,830 $27,860 39
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 6 100% 100% $25,000 $47,260 6
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 87 82% 82% $26,140 $35,420 87
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Business Services 35 99% 99% $25,000 $41,460 35
Finance and Financial Management Services 60 98% 98% $23,330 $53,180 60
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management 69 93% 93% $25,000 $30,550 69
Food Science and Technology 28 97% 97% $25,380 $40,180 28
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services 30 97% 97% $23,830 $29,250 30
Forestry 99 100% 100% Not Reported $53,610 99
Geography and Cartography 36 96% 96% $27,500 $33,990 36
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 43 94% 94% $22,310 $35,990 43
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 44 96% 96% $21,500 $29,500 44
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs 28 98% 98% $18,000 $25,190 28
History 83 96% 96% $21,500 $37,090 83
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 64 94% 94% $23,100 $31,420 64
Industrial Engineering 63 91% 91% $25,530 $70,340 63
International/Global Studies 22 87% 87% Not Reported $25,190 22
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 37 88% 88% $24,610 $30,500 37
Management Information Systems and Services 40 97% 97% $25,000 $51,790 40
Manufacturing Engineering 80 95% 95% $28,330 $72,670 80
Marketing 70 96% 96% $21,080 $45,980 70
Mathematics 14 92% 92% $25,000 $33,990 14
Mechanical Engineering 65 98% 98% $22,000 $67,850 65
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 50 93% 93% $24,890 $34,230 50
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 34 89% 89% $20,500 $32,710 34
Music 82 94% 94% $29,150 $33,990 82
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 48 94% 94% $23,000 $32,710 48
Natural Resources Management and Policy 27 95% 95% $28,500 $29,690 27
Natural Sciences 45 100% 100% Not Reported $29,690 45
Nuclear Engineering 34 90% 90% $21,500 $59,420 34
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 37 91% 91% Not Reported $29,690 37
Physics 45 95% 95% $20,500 $42,120 45
Plant Sciences 35 95% 95% $22,500 $34,880 35
Political Science and Government 52 96% 96% $19,020 $35,770 52
Psychology, General 56 94% 94% $23,000 $30,630 56
Public Health 56 98% 98% $24,000 $35,840 56
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 54 97% 97% $23,540 $31,880 54
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 18 100% 100% Not Reported $26,350 18
Social Sciences, General 54 92% 92% Not Reported $35,330 54
Sociology 68 94% 94% $21,750 $35,060 68
Sustainability Studies 52 89% 89% Not Reported $36,670 52
Visual and Performing Arts, General 47 73% 73% $25,000 $25,770 47
Zoology/Animal Biology 42 95% 95% $23,180 $24,420 42

Salary Scores for OSU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business Administration, Management and Operations 36 100% 100% $37,250 $63,010 36
Civil Engineering 19 96% 96% Not Reported $66,400 19
Education, General 49 100% 100% $20,500 $49,960 49
Educational Administration and Supervision 18 96% 96% Not Reported $44,470 18
Forestry 84 95% 95% Not Reported $52,110 84
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 92 94% 94% Not Reported $51,480 92
Mechanical Engineering 63 96% 96% Not Reported $86,870 63
Natural Resources Management and Policy 38 97% 97% Not Reported $44,980 38
Public Health 56 99% 99% $40,110 $56,580 56
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 42 89% 89% Not Reported $35,060 42
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 68 96% 96% $47,500 $48,040 68
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 40 91% 91% $36,000 $45,070 40
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 45 96% 96% Not Reported $48,670 45

Salary Scores for OSU Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Education, General 76 95% 95% Not Reported $84,650 76
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 80 99% 99% $136,170 $120,550 80
Public Health 73 100% 100% Not Reported $81,700 73
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 96 94% 94% Not Reported $88,880 96
Veterinary Medicine 65 96% 96% $155,790 $82,000 65

Most Recent Reviews

Anonymous 5/20/2021

This review is specifically about the Education Double Degree program at OSU. I was enrolled in this program to complete my student teaching and to earn a degree in Education in addition to my primary degree. Pros: Most of the professors that I had in the College of Education were good. I did have one professor whose teaching experience was only in elementary school, but for some reason was teaching future secondary teachers. I liked my student teaching supervisor as well. Generally, the faculty were experienced... Read More

R 1/9/2021

Obtaining a Bachelor's degree from OSU's EECS department is not easy. 10-week terms mandate a fast-paced learning environment. Asking professors and TAs for help can be a coin flip because many of them have research projects with both limited grant funding and limited time. The quality of instruction is very inconsistent from teacher to teacher, usually because those teachers drew straws to teach certain classes. Use ratemyprofessor or other instructor review sites to avoid the bad apples, and make sure you... Read More