University of San Diego Rankings Based on Salary

  • University of San Diego ranks better than 84% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • University of San Diego ranks better than only 45% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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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 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 USD Bachelor's Degrees

USD ranks higher than 84% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 97% $23,450 $64,134 97%
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 99% $25,000 $50,856 99%
Biology, General 82% $26,000 $33,993 82%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 70% $21,438 $47,440 70%
Business/Managerial Economics 94% Not Reported $63,005 94%
Communication and Media Studies 89% $23,500 $41,286 89%
Computer Science 53% Not Reported $69,338 53%
Economics 69% $20,500 $54,644 69%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 77% Not Reported $76,930 77%
English Language and Literature, General 86% $23,126 $35,600 86%
Finance and Financial Management Services 92% $21,500 $64,572 92%
International Business 83% $26,596 $55,286 83%
International Relations and National Security Studies 39% $24,188 $34,420 39%
Marketing 92% $22,300 $51,880 92%
Mathematics 96% Not Reported $65,332 96%
Mechanical Engineering 79% $23,000 $70,456 79%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 67% Not Reported $36,141 67%
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 58% $26,000 $31,133 58%
Political Science and Government 52% $23,000 $35,772 52%
Psychology, General 85% $22,325 $34,847 85%
Real Estate 78% $26,000 $65,238 78%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 70% $24,500 $36,668 70%
Sociology 53% $25,000 $32,925 53%

Salary Scores for USD Master's Degrees

USD ranks higher than 73% 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 84% $47,808 $92,410 84%
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 34% $97,141 $43,128 34%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 99% $25,934 $123,527 99%
Curriculum and Instruction 51% $50,323 $49,600 51%
Education, General 97% $29,304 $67,014 97%
Educational Administration and Supervision 41% $48,958 $53,358 41%
Finance and Financial Management Services 26% Not Reported $63,005 26%
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies 40% $71,500 $61,516 40%
Medical Illustration and Informatics 94% $31,718 $97,071 94%
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 70% $87,795 $46,869 70%
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 64% Not Reported $48,849 64%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 37% $109,994 $93,242 37%
Special Education and Teaching 57% Not Reported $51,607 57%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 82% $88,981 $50,995 82%
Taxation 42% Not Reported $74,576 42%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 64% $50,323 $49,527 64%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 70% $43,242 $54,322 70%

Salary Scores for USD Doctoral Degrees

USD ranks higher than 58% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Educational Administration and Supervision 36% Not Reported $76,460 36%
Law 61% $122,698 $77,013 61%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 53% $81,718 $117,572 53%

University of San Diego Reviews

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