University of San Diego Rankings by Salary Score

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University of San Diego's Top Rankings

University of San Diego is ranked on 5 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at University of San Diego

We calculated a salary score for each of University of San Diego'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 University of San Diego 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 USD Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 97 98% 98% $23,450 $64,130 97
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 99 100% 100% $25,000 $50,860 99
Biology, General 82 96% 96% $26,000 $33,990 82
Business Administration, Management and Operations 70 96% 96% $21,440 $47,440 70
Business/Managerial Economics 94 94% 94% Not Reported $63,010 94
Communication and Media Studies 89 98% 98% $23,500 $41,290 89
Computer Science 53 100% 100% Not Reported $69,340 53
Economics 69 100% 100% $20,500 $54,640 69
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 77 100% 100% Not Reported $76,930 77
English Language and Literature, General 86 87% 87% $23,130 $35,600 86
Finance and Financial Management Services 92 95% 95% $21,500 $64,570 92
International Business 83 98% 98% $26,600 $55,290 83
International Relations and National Security Studies 39 86% 86% $24,190 $34,420 39
Marketing 92 99% 99% $22,300 $51,880 92
Mathematics 96 100% 100% Not Reported $65,330 96
Mechanical Engineering 79 100% 100% $23,000 $70,460 79
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 67 90% 90% Not Reported $36,140 67
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 58 92% 92% $26,000 $31,130 58
Political Science and Government 52 93% 93% $23,000 $35,770 52
Psychology, General 85 96% 96% $22,330 $34,850 85
Real Estate 78 96% 96% $26,000 $65,240 78
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 70 91% 91% $24,500 $36,670 70
Sociology 53 98% 98% $25,000 $32,930 53

Salary Scores for USD Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business Administration, Management and Operations 84 96% 96% $47,810 $92,410 84
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 34 100% 100% $97,140 $43,130 34
Criminal Justice and Corrections 100 100% 100% $25,930 $123,530 100
Curriculum and Instruction 51 96% 96% $50,320 $49,600 51
Education, General 97 99% 99% $29,300 $67,010 97
Educational Administration and Supervision 41 97% 97% $48,960 $53,360 41
Finance and Financial Management Services 26 93% 93% Not Reported $63,010 26
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies 40 94% 94% $71,500 $61,520 40
Medical Illustration and Informatics 94 93% 93% $31,720 $97,070 94
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 70 100% 100% $87,800 $46,870 70
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 64 100% 100% Not Reported $48,850 64
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 37 99% 99% $109,990 $93,240 37
Special Education and Teaching 57 85% 85% Not Reported $51,610 57
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 82 98% 98% $88,980 $51,000 82
Taxation 42 100% 100% Not Reported $74,580 42
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 64 97% 97% $50,320 $49,530 64
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 70 100% 100% $43,240 $54,320 70

Salary Scores for USD Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Educational Administration and Supervision 36 100% 100% Not Reported $76,460 36
Law 61 96% 96% $122,700 $77,010 61
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 53 96% 96% $81,720 $117,570 53

Most Recent Reviews

Katelyn Johnson-Cryns 11/9/2019

I absolutely loved my experience. The classes, extracurriculars, and overall experience was great. I would encourage anyone considering going to USD to join as many clubs as they can including sororities and if you need to work check out the telefunding center. Everyone lives on Mission Beach which is almost like paradise.

Mary Grabowski 6/18/2019

USD is one of the most beautiful campuses in the United States. The beauty of the campus is unmatched by the professionalism and commitment to our success that comes from all faculty on campus. From the moment I stepped on to the campus I knew that my wildest, most passionate dreams about creating positive change in the world would not only be celebrated, but supported fully by my peers, and educators. If you have a passion for changing the world and want to learn from the best teachers, in the most beautiful... Read More