Tennessee State University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Tennessee State University ranks better than only 31% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Tennessee State University ranks better than only 12% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Tennessee State University

We calculated a salary score for each of Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 TSU Associate Degrees

TSU ranks higher than 43% of colleges for associate degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions 52% $17,000 $47,930 52%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 38% $20,000 $55,738 38%

Salary Scores for TSU Bachelor's Degrees

TSU ranks higher than 31% 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% $27,000 $46,790 41%
Agriculture, General 32% $22,000 $32,467 32%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 24% $30,080 $37,856 24%
Biology, General 70% $31,000 $31,799 70%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 33% $28,608 $38,937 33%
Business/Managerial Economics 20% Not Reported $39,729 20%
Communication and Media Studies 47% $28,250 $33,022 47%
Computer Science 17% $29,500 $49,436 17%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 20% $31,000 $29,882 20%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 38% Not Reported $67,995 38%
English Language and Literature, General 91% Not Reported $37,208 91%
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies 23% $34,399 $32,569 23%
Fine and Studio Arts 81% Not Reported $30,771 81%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 27% $27,500 $35,416 27%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 43% $31,000 $29,413 43%
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 24% $31,000 $30,305 24%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 39% $30,600 $30,771 39%
Mechanical Engineering 45% Not Reported $64,791 45%
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians 1% Not Reported $33,993 1%
Music 38% Not Reported $25,658 38%
Psychology, General 54% $29,875 $30,409 54%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 10% $25,000 $51,857 10%
Social Work 69% $27,750 $34,298 69%
Sociology 11% $27,750 $25,967 11%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 14% $28,578 $30,650 14%

Salary Scores for TSU Master's Degrees

TSU ranks higher than 33% 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 22% $28,959 $53,984 22%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 50% $40,936 $55,964 50%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 68% Not Reported $53,358 68%
Psychology, General 46% Not Reported $43,798 46%
Public Health 22% Not Reported $44,384 22%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 22% $41,000 $83,113 22%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 73% $57,000 $63,997 73%
Social Work 11% $20,500 $38,829 11%

Salary Scores for TSU Doctoral Degrees

TSU ranks higher than 46% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Educational Administration and Supervision 38% Not Reported $77,401 38%
Psychology, General 81% Not Reported $76,460 81%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 38% $69,216 $68,918 38%

Tennessee State University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Nawras Mahdy 12/16/2019

My experience at Tennessee State University was great. The instructors were helpful and willing to guide me to reach my goals and success at school. Also, The TSU Writing Center was the most helpful resource for me. The school tuition was affordable, and I received a few government grants that helped me with my tuition.

Alana Warren 8/15/2019

My undergraduate experience at Tennessee State University was wonderful! I learned how to think, work and serve which is the institutions motto. Studying English with a minor in Political Science enhanced my writing, reading and communication skills. I also became involved in politics and community service through classes and organizations I joined. The College of Liberal Arts at Tennessee State University focused heavily on teacher and student interactions, networking and serving the Nashville community.... Read More