Southern Illinois University - Carbondale Rankings Based on Salary

  • Southern Illinois University - Carbondale ranks better than only 44% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Southern Illinois University - Carbondale ranks better than 60% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Southern Illinois University

We calculated a salary score for each of Southern Illinois 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 Southern Illinois 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 SIU Associate Degrees

SIU ranks higher than 63% of colleges for associate degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services 63% $12,366 $39,249 63%

Salary Scores for SIU Bachelor's Degrees

SIU ranks higher than 44% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 41% $25,000 $46,738 41%
Agricultural Business and Management 49% $14,000 $43,575 49%
Agriculture, General 89% $14,500 $44,709 89%
Air Transportation 49% $18,500 $45,852 49%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 66% $21,500 $58,360 66%
Animal Sciences 41% $22,250 $29,517 41%
Apparel and Textiles 4% $27,000 $27,488 4%
Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services 16% $16,416 $33,281 16%
Architecture 30% $24,739 $42,682 30%
Biology, General 47% $26,000 $28,598 47%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 21% $24,368 $35,772 21%
Chemistry 62% Not Reported $40,485 62%
Civil Engineering 25% $18,930 $57,657 25%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 49% $25,166 $57,318 49%
Computer Engineering 22% $22,250 $61,516 22%
Computer Science 19% $20,000 $50,856 19%
Criminology 48% $23,750 $34,746 48%
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions 23% $22,500 $49,750 23%
Design and Applied Arts 51% Not Reported $35,330 51%
Economics 25% Not Reported $41,193 25%
Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians 42% $14,925 $57,705 42%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 47% $27,000 $70,009 47%
Engineering Technology, General 61% Not Reported $57,318 61%
English Language and Literature, General 11% $22,750 $22,534 11%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 9% $19,500 $19,797 9%
Finance and Financial Management Services 53% $23,700 $51,482 53%
Fine and Studio Arts 61% $24,250 $27,753 61%
Fire Protection 92% Not Reported $92,632 92%
Forestry 50% $22,185 $39,099 50%
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science 18% $25,000 $29,685 18%
Geography and Cartography 28% $15,000 $32,569 28%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 48% $21,500 $40,697 48%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 73% $23,625 $33,138 73%
History 50% $22,183 $30,771 50%
Hospitality Administration/Management 33% $22,250 $34,847 33%
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians 71% $16,744 $61,728 71%
Information Science/Studies 41% $23,322 $50,439 41%
Journalism 30% $25,000 $29,685 30%
Legal Support Services 33% $25,000 $32,569 33%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 26% $24,000 $28,055 26%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 22% $19,500 $24,615 22%
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 17% $23,250 $42,682 17%
Marketing 44% $25,000 $41,406 44%
Mechanical Engineering 41% $20,250 $64,281 41%
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians 47% $15,000 $58,266 47%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 86% $12,764 $46,087 86%
Nutrition Sciences 14% $22,625 $25,194 14%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 33% $22,750 $28,960 33%
Political Science and Government 23% $22,935 $30,119 23%
Psychology, General 19% $25,000 $25,774 19%
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 20% $26,000 $25,629 20%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 94% $25,500 $40,896 94%
Social Work 32% $27,000 $30,167 32%
Soil Sciences 83% Not Reported $48,198 83%
Special Education and Teaching 76% Not Reported $41,565 76%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 29% $22,949 $33,239 29%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 99% $12,500 $50,677 99%
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies 34% $24,372 $50,439 34%
Zoology/Animal Biology 7% $25,000 $20,140 7%

Salary Scores for SIU Master's Degrees

SIU ranks higher than 35% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 7% $16,016 $52,107 7%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 64% $104,734 $103,686 64%
Architecture 41% $29,932 $53,108 41%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 27% $40,516 $57,318 27%
Communication and Media Studies 28% Not Reported $41,565 28%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 59% $41,000 $57,318 59%
Curriculum and Instruction 33% Not Reported $46,087 33%
Educational Administration and Supervision 10% Not Reported $39,009 10%
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services 52% Not Reported $48,432 52%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 43% Not Reported $41,193 43%
Music 58% Not Reported $34,704 58%
Public Administration 22% Not Reported $45,696 22%
Public Health 14% Not Reported $39,909 14%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 62% $39,735 $60,358 62%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 59% Not Reported $39,369 59%
Social Work 9% $28,500 $38,122 9%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 50% $40,291 $49,631 50%
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language 7% Not Reported $29,593 7%
Zoology/Animal Biology 84% Not Reported $51,273 84%

Salary Scores for SIU Doctoral Degrees

SIU ranks higher than 29% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Communication and Media Studies 57% Not Reported $63,005 57%
Law 23% $97,582 $46,087 23%
Medicine 39% $213,548 $56,625 39%

Southern Illinois University - Carbondale Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Liana 11/16/2019

I definitely don't have too many complaints regarding the Psychology department. 8/10 of the teachers within the program were very knowledgeable and ran their classes very effectively. Here and there there would be a teacher who didn't realize when the class didn't understand them or when their teaching style wasn't effective, but overall most of the professors made sure that the class was following and gave out assignments that helped their students learn the material well. Overall I would consider my experience... Read More

Justine Milicevic 8/21/2019

I loved Southern Illinois University of Carbondale! The school has so much to offer its prospective students! The campus is absolutely gorgeous, and its diversity appeals to people of all backgrounds and cultures! One of the aspects I loved most about Southern Illinois University of Carbondale was walking to my classes. There is something about a crisp, fall, afternoon and walking through the orange trees with my backpack in hand! I loved all of my professors, and am so appreciative of the time and effort... Read More