University of Southern Mississippi Rankings by Salary Score

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University of Southern Mississippi's Top Ranking

University of Southern Mississippi is ranked on 1 list of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at University of Southern Mississippi

We calculated a salary score for each of University of Southern Mississippi'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 Southern Mississippi 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 USM Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 7 96% 96% $20,500 $36,940 7
Architectural Engineering Technologies/Technicians 51 98% 98% $22,750 $51,480 51
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management 43 94% 94% $26,000 $27,870 43
Biology, General 37 97% 97% $21,750 $27,180 37
Business Administration, Management and Operations 19 92% 92% $22,500 $35,160 19
Chemistry 86 100% 100% Not Reported $46,090 86
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 26 95% 95% Not Reported $50,540 26
Communication and Media Studies 45 97% 97% Not Reported $32,710 45
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 40 100% 100% $21,790 $24,200 40
Computer and Information Sciences, General 21 85% 85% Not Reported $44,380 21
Criminal Justice and Corrections 33 93% 93% $28,830 $32,570 33
Dance 66 93% 93% Not Reported $25,970 66
Data Processing 76 100% 100% Not Reported $46,090 76
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 45 100% 100% Not Reported $32,380 45
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 7 100% 100% Not Reported $16,790 7
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 10 100% 100% Not Reported $21,510 10
English Language and Literature, General 21 91% 91% $26,550 $24,900 21
Finance and Financial Management Services 25 97% 97% Not Reported $44,020 25
Geography and Cartography 36 94% 94% Not Reported $33,990 36
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 21 95% 95% $21,250 $26,350 21
History 24 89% 89% $25,500 $26,120 24
Hospitality Administration/Management 8 88% 88% Not Reported $28,600 8
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 8 91% 91% $31,000 $23,460 8
Human Resources Management and Services 7 96% 96% $24,500 $34,700 7
Interior Architecture 2 100% 100% Not Reported $31,310 2
International Business 19 100% 100% Not Reported $38,290 19
Journalism 20 98% 98% $23,940 $27,870 20
Legal Support Services 2 88% 88% Not Reported $22,090 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 17 85% 85% $24,000 $25,860 17
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 28 79% 79% Not Reported $25,770 28
Marketing 18 94% 94% $26,000 $36,220 18
Mathematics 10 88% 88% Not Reported $31,310 10
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 36 98% 98% $34,980 $33,190 36
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 32 100% 100% $33,000 $28,720 32
Political Science and Government 0 100% 100% Not Reported $14,940 0
Psychology, General 14 94% 94% $21,000 $24,830 14
Public Health 8 93% 93% $31,000 $26,060 8
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 16 99% 99% $23,950 $54,940 16
Security Science and Technology 16 100% 100% Not Reported $30,770 16
Social Work 11 95% 95% $29,250 $26,820 11
Sociology 3 100% 100% Not Reported $22,190 3
Special Education and Teaching 25 100% 100% Not Reported $35,060 25
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 27 99% 99% $20,500 $33,030 27
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 23 94% 94% $20,030 $32,840 23
Visual and Performing Arts, General 78 100% 100% Not Reported $31,130 78

Salary Scores for USM Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 3 100% 100% Not Reported $49,730 3
Business Administration, Management and Operations 16 98% 98% $25,800 $49,140 16
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 12 100% 100% $29,860 $48,200 12
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 32 100% 100% Not Reported $28,960 32
Educational Administration and Supervision 6 93% 93% Not Reported $35,590 6
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 31 100% 100% Not Reported $39,010 31
Public Health 53 97% 97% Not Reported $55,510 53
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 31 97% 97% Not Reported $89,030 31
Social Work 8 100% 100% $41,000 $37,860 8
Special Education and Teaching 11 100% 100% Not Reported $40,460 11
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 44 100% 100% Not Reported $43,800 44
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 22 92% 92% Not Reported $43,000 22

Salary Scores for USM Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Education, General 26 100% 100% Not Reported $67,660 26
English Language and Literature, General 39 100% 100% Not Reported $50,440 39
Psychology, General 65 95% 95% $74,700 $71,490 65
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 98 98% 98% $123,620 $163,410 98

Most Recent Reviews

Butterfly 6/30/2019

During my undergraduate, I did learn essential tools for a career field in dietetics, and there were a few professors who were open-minded and kind. However, I did note there was a continuous turnover of professors yearly when I was there for 4 years. Overall, the courses were quite rigorous, and I did very well but did not feel welcome within the dietetic department because of my ethnicity. Within my senior year, I was going through the motions and graduated to appease my parents. However, I eventually, ended... Read More

Black Phoenix 6/2/2019

I attended the University of Southern Mississippi fron 2007 to 2012. I was undecided when I began. As I eventually began running out of financial aid, the advisors there helped me make up my mind. They did not force a major on me, instead, I was placed in a class for two days to find out as much as I could, to see if that was what I wanted to do. I appreciate that process. I visited two classes. The third class caught my attention and I stayed. I completed my internship in Palm Beach, Florida.