Texas State University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Texas State University ranks better than 58% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Texas State University ranks better than 65% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Texas State University

We calculated a salary score for each of Texas 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 Texas 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 TXST Bachelor's Degrees

TXST ranks higher than 58% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 37% $20,500 $45,940 37%
Agricultural Business and Management 12% $22,575 $35,420 12%
Agriculture, General 74% $20,500 $40,467 74%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 52% $25,500 $51,392 52%
Animal Sciences 43% $25,000 $29,685 43%
Anthropology 51% $22,750 $26,799 51%
Applied Mathematics 13% $26,500 $37,748 13%
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 78% $21,924 $39,592 78%
Biology, General 87% $23,500 $34,942 87%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 53% $18,750 $43,500 53%
Business/Managerial Economics 42% $17,750 $45,901 42%
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 13% $21,750 $35,274 13%
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 28% $22,417 $51,273 28%
Communication and Media Studies 37% $18,750 $31,423 37%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 78% $21,345 $30,771 78%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 34% $19,500 $51,273 34%
Computer Science 36% $19,500 $60,920 36%
Construction Engineering Technologies 58% $21,319 $65,796 58%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 41% $18,540 $34,154 41%
Dance 99% $20,500 $42,682 99%
Design and Applied Arts 69% $23,440 $39,099 69%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 74% $23,115 $26,012 74%
Economics 21% $17,750 $39,729 21%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 36% $23,500 $67,473 36%
Engineering Technology, General 47% $20,000 $54,109 47%
English Language and Literature, General 68% $21,143 $32,082 68%
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies 66% $20,501 $40,672 66%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 15% $22,981 $21,280 15%
Finance and Financial Management Services 33% $21,500 $46,321 33%
Fine and Studio Arts 65% $25,000 $28,302 65%
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services 48% $20,000 $31,942 48%
Geography and Cartography 74% $18,375 $40,712 74%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 41% $20,745 $38,865 41%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 87% $21,500 $35,527 87%
History 48% $21,745 $30,499 48%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 52% $21,875 $29,995 52%
Industrial Engineering 29% $23,500 $63,600 29%
International Relations and National Security Studies 43% $19,500 $35,416 43%
International/Global Studies 49% $18,500 $32,925 49%
Journalism 14% $21,015 $26,519 14%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 51% $23,250 $33,043 51%
Manufacturing Engineering 28% $23,750 $58,402 28%
Marketing 76% $21,500 $47,260 76%
Mathematics 41% $22,750 $43,426 41%
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 59% $24,749 $35,823 59%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 80% $21,875 $43,991 80%
Music 98% $26,750 $41,725 98%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 62% $20,000 $35,327 62%
Natural Resources Management and Policy 64% $23,000 $38,289 64%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 55% $20,664 $32,806 55%
Philosophy 67% $21,625 $33,993 67%
Physics 81% Not Reported $53,358 81%
Political Science and Government 21% $21,500 $29,685 21%
Psychology, General 54% $21,500 $30,383 54%
Public Administration 32% $22,250 $38,289 32%
Public Health 63% $24,298 $36,848 63%
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 39% $20,500 $36,458 39%
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 47% $20,250 $30,707 47%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 28% $20,840 $59,350 28%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 87% $20,000 $37,907 87%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 53% $21,000 $33,459 53%
Social Work 83% $22,811 $36,344 83%
Sociology 42% $20,454 $31,462 42%
Specialized Sales, Merchandising and Marketing Operations 61% $21,500 $39,153 61%
Zoology/Animal Biology 51% $25,000 $25,194 51%

Salary Scores for TXST Master's Degrees

TXST ranks higher than 40% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 58% $20,500 $62,463 58%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 3% Not Reported $47,260 3%
Anthropology 67% Not Reported $42,682 67%
Biology, General 43% Not Reported $41,025 43%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 46% $20,359 $68,548 46%
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 48% $32,084 $46,321 48%
Communication and Media Studies 44% $29,530 $46,673 44%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 44% $36,267 $54,935 44%
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 32% $22,472 $47,260 32%
Educational Administration and Supervision 22% $24,010 $46,321 22%
Educational/Instructional Media Design 18% Not Reported $45,696 18%
English Language and Literature, General 38% Not Reported $36,668 38%
Geography and Cartography 29% Not Reported $52,107 29%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 25% $36,354 $52,941 25%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 16% $33,204 $35,892 16%
History 42% Not Reported $37,208 42%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 51% Not Reported $41,406 51%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 17% $26,661 $38,289 17%
Music 59% $30,610 $35,060 59%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 54% Not Reported $42,682 54%
Public Administration 37% $32,340 $50,439 37%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 45% $38,050 $97,452 45%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 9% $32,848 $41,007 9%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 53% $30,750 $37,748 53%
Social Work 47% $27,660 $45,365 47%
Sociology 61% Not Reported $39,729 61%
Special Education and Teaching 70% Not Reported $54,192 70%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 38% $30,380 $44,595 38%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 37% $17,589 $46,790 37%

Salary Scores for TXST Doctoral Degrees

TXST ranks higher than 35% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Criminal Justice and Corrections 27% Not Reported $68,219 27%
Educational Administration and Supervision 18% $66,880 $66,045 18%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 44% $62,210 $69,691 44%

Texas State University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Bradley James 9/2/2020

Pre-Course selection does not give you much description to know what your getting into, until class starts and you get the syllabus. Courses have much breadth. Not depth. Many do not follow a path, especially for professional licensure programs. Some Professors set up curriculum as they know it, not from the perspective as a learner. The (I know it, you should know it attitude) Online courses are an extreme example of the aforementioned. You are at each course Professors mercy.

Emily Young 7/18/2019

I cannot recommend Texas State University enough. The campus is just as wonderful inside as it is out (you know that a river runs through it, right?!) Texas State is a large university, but when you're enrolled, it feels tight-knit. Your professors know your name and care about your future. I continue to keep up communication with mine. In addition, many of the programs offer hands-on involvement on campus and out in the community. For example, students studying child-life can often be found running the on-campus... Read More