Oregon State University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Oregon State University ranks better than 55% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Oregon State University ranks better than only 48% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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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 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 OSU Bachelor's Degrees

OSU ranks higher than 55% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 75% $23,704 $54,053 75%
Agricultural Business and Management 44% $19,667 $42,682 44%
Agricultural Engineering 41% Not Reported $55,964 41%
Agriculture, General 56% $20,948 $37,028 56%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 11% Not Reported $28,092 11%
Animal Sciences 36% $21,000 $28,870 36%
Anthropology 92% $27,500 $33,755 92%
Apparel and Textiles 82% Not Reported $41,193 82%
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 11% $21,000 $24,615 11%
Biology, General 52% $24,750 $29,250 52%
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 17% $20,000 $47,846 17%
Botany/Plant Biology 47% Not Reported $27,669 47%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 69% $21,000 $47,260 69%
Chemical Engineering 42% $22,875 $65,170 42%
Chemistry 50% $24,000 $38,289 50%
Civil Engineering 68% $23,500 $63,799 68%
Communication and Media Studies 68% $21,500 $36,488 68%
Computer Science 63% $21,875 $73,882 63%
Construction Engineering 62% $26,766 $72,298 62%
Design and Applied Arts 51% $25,000 $35,416 51%
Economics 28% $21,946 $42,235 28%
Education, General 68% $29,000 $37,790 68%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 60% $26,000 $72,687 60%
Engineering, Other 57% $26,590 $63,005 57%
English Language and Literature, General 39% $21,834 $27,862 39%
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 6% $25,000 $47,260 6%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 87% $26,140 $35,416 87%
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Business Services 35% $25,000 $41,464 35%
Finance and Financial Management Services 60% $23,331 $53,179 60%
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management 69% $25,000 $30,554 69%
Food Science and Technology 28% $25,375 $40,179 28%
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services 30% $23,833 $29,250 30%
Forestry 99% Not Reported $53,608 99%
Geography and Cartography 36% $27,500 $33,993 36%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 43% $22,312 $35,988 43%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 44% $21,500 $29,503 44%
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs 28% $18,000 $25,194 28%
History 83% $21,500 $37,088 83%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 64% $23,097 $31,423 64%
Industrial Engineering 63% $25,526 $70,344 63%
International/Global Studies 22% Not Reported $25,194 22%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 37% $24,608 $30,499 37%
Management Information Systems and Services 40% $25,000 $51,794 40%
Manufacturing Engineering 80% $28,332 $72,671 80%
Marketing 70% $21,084 $45,980 70%
Mathematics 14% $25,000 $33,993 14%
Mechanical Engineering 65% $22,000 $67,846 65%
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 50% $24,886 $34,230 50%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 34% $20,500 $32,711 34%
Music 82% $29,145 $33,993 82%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 48% $23,000 $32,711 48%
Natural Resources Management and Policy 27% $28,500 $29,685 27%
Natural Sciences 45% Not Reported $29,685 45%
Nuclear Engineering 34% $21,500 $59,417 34%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 37% Not Reported $29,685 37%
Physics 45% $20,500 $42,123 45%
Plant Sciences 35% $22,500 $34,882 35%
Political Science and Government 52% $19,020 $35,772 52%
Psychology, General 56% $23,000 $30,629 56%
Public Health 56% $24,000 $35,843 56%
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 54% $23,535 $31,882 54%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 18% Not Reported $26,353 18%
Social Sciences, General 54% Not Reported $35,330 54%
Sociology 68% $21,750 $35,060 68%
Sustainability Studies 52% Not Reported $36,674 52%
Visual and Performing Arts, General 47% $25,000 $25,774 47%
Zoology/Animal Biology 42% $23,181 $24,421 42%

Salary Scores for OSU Master's Degrees

OSU ranks higher than 47% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business Administration, Management and Operations 36% $37,249 $63,005 36%
Civil Engineering 19% Not Reported $66,401 19%
Education, General 49% $20,500 $49,962 49%
Educational Administration and Supervision 18% Not Reported $44,468 18%
Forestry 84% Not Reported $52,107 84%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 92% Not Reported $51,482 92%
Mechanical Engineering 63% Not Reported $86,867 63%
Natural Resources Management and Policy 38% Not Reported $44,984 38%
Public Health 56% $40,114 $56,579 56%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 42% Not Reported $35,060 42%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 68% $47,500 $48,041 68%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 40% $36,000 $45,070 40%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 45% Not Reported $48,667 45%

Salary Scores for OSU Doctoral Degrees

OSU ranks higher than 77% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Education, General 76% Not Reported $84,653 76%
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 80% $136,167 $120,549 80%
Public Health 73% Not Reported $81,702 73%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 96% Not Reported $88,875 96%
Veterinary Medicine 65% $155,786 $81,997 65%

Oregon State University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

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

AV 10/21/2020

Don't be fooled by these 4-5 star reviews left for Oregon State University. These are from small-town farmers who know and have seen nothing better that could be offered from a University. If you are unfortunate enough to be living in Oregon when you are graduating high school, opt for a community college, or an east coast school. At least at these schools, they dedicate your tuition to the growth of the school, and to further your education. In Oregon, they like to give your money to the failing sports programs,... Read More