Washington State University Rankings by Salary Score

Salary Scores
 68
Bachelor's
 82
Master's
 66
Doctoral
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Washington State University's Top Rankings

Washington State University is ranked on 12 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Washington State University

We calculated a salary score for each of Washington 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 Washington State University 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 WSU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 57 96% 96% $22,640 $49,980 57
Agricultural Production Operations 88 100% 100% $18,500 $43,800 88
Animal Sciences 18 100% 100% $20,500 $26,350 18
Anthropology 32 93% 93% $22,250 $24,330 32
Apparel and Textiles 77 94% 94% $21,500 $40,230 77
Applied Mathematics 26 100% 100% $19,500 $45,580 26
Architecture 7 92% 92% $22,500 $35,420 7
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 81 95% 95% $20,520 $40,470 81
Biological and Physical Sciences 79 100% 100% $22,500 $39,010 79
Biology, General 69 93% 93% $19,720 $31,700 69
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 61 100% 100% Not Reported $60,090 61
Business Administration, Management and Operations 86 96% 96% $18,750 $52,580 86
Chemical Engineering 34 98% 98% $22,500 $63,500 34
Civil Engineering 72 99% 99% $21,500 $64,350 72
Communication and Media Studies 84 98% 98% $19,500 $39,770 84
Computer Engineering 60 100% 100% $22,500 $74,580 60
Computer Science 56 100% 100% $17,230 $70,630 56
Construction Management 79 100% 100% $27,000 $70,180 79
Criminal Justice and Corrections 72 98% 98% $21,490 $39,490 72
Design and Applied Arts 80 90% 90% $24,300 $41,940 80
Economics 51 97% 97% $18,380 $49,080 51
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 48 99% 99% $17,670 $70,080 48
English Language and Literature, General 56 88% 88% $21,940 $30,410 56
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations 83 100% 100% Not Reported $50,860 83
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 2 100% 100% $25,840 $19,460 2
Finance and Financial Management Services 47 95% 95% $20,500 $49,770 47
Fine and Studio Arts 32 88% 88% Not Reported $23,810 32
Food Science and Technology 37 100% 100% Not Reported $42,680 37
Genetics 32 100% 100% $21,300 $30,770 32
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 26 97% 97% $21,000 $33,140 26
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 86 95% 95% $24,720 $35,370 86
History 73 90% 90% $23,490 $34,850 73
Hospitality Administration/Management 55 98% 98% $19,500 $38,290 55
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 86 94% 94% $21,400 $34,590 86
International Business 54 88% 88% $24,810 $47,260 54
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 61 92% 92% $23,500 $34,790 61
Management Information Systems and Services 65 95% 95% $20,020 $58,940 65
Marketing 67 98% 98% $21,500 $45,380 67
Materials Engineering 30 95% 95% $27,660 $61,220 30
Mechanical Engineering 48 97% 97% $18,500 $65,370 48
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 19 92% 92% $21,000 $28,240 19
Music 48 100% 100% $27,000 $27,440 48
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 59 88% 88% Not Reported $34,700 59
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 50 91% 91% $17,740 $29,670 50
Philosophy 81 92% 92% Not Reported $37,570 81
Plant Sciences 96 100% 100% $14,740 $51,480 96
Political Science and Government 30 96% 96% $21,560 $31,680 30
Psychology, General 80 95% 95% $19,970 $33,990 80
Public Policy Analysis 17 95% 95% Not Reported $32,930 17
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 58 96% 96% $18,500 $32,660 58
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 73 99% 99% $15,000 $72,150 73
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 39 95% 95% Not Reported $30,770 39
Social Sciences, General 74 92% 92% $21,480 $39,340 74
Sociology 37 96% 96% $15,280 $30,770 37
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 98 99% 99% $21,500 $46,360 98
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 96 100% 100% Not Reported $46,090 96
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management 86 87% 87% Not Reported $33,990 86
Zoology/Animal Biology 30 94% 94% $19,500 $23,340 30

Salary Scores for WSU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 52 100% 100% Not Reported $61,520 52
Agriculture, General 85 95% 95% Not Reported $63,010 85
Architecture 58 98% 98% $22,580 $55,230 58
Business Administration, Management and Operations 90 97% 97% $37,500 $98,550 90
Communication and Media Studies 87 90% 90% $28,410 $61,810 87
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 59 100% 100% $54,900 $57,320 59
Curriculum and Instruction 93 93% 93% $29,470 $60,400 93
Education, General 88 90% 90% Not Reported $60,520 88
Educational Administration and Supervision 100 100% 100% $27,920 $93,220 100
Engineering-Related Fields 72 96% 96% Not Reported $102,600 72
Fine and Studio Arts 2 100% 100% Not Reported $12,780 2
Health and Medical Administrative Services 37 96% 96% $54,650 $61,520 37
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 74 100% 100% Not Reported $46,480 74
Mechanical Engineering 25 89% 89% Not Reported $77,720 25
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 87 88% 88% Not Reported $61,020 87
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences 80 98% 98% $27,950 $52,110 80
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 31 100% 100% Not Reported $89,530 31
Special Education and Teaching 80 92% 92% Not Reported $56,780 80
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 88 97% 97% $34,340 $55,690 88

Salary Scores for WSU Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Chemistry 12 96% 96% Not Reported $49,940 12
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 75 97% 97% $137,940 $119,260 75
Psychology, General 50 100% 100% Not Reported $67,660 50
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 39 100% 100% $57,560 $109,430 39
Veterinary Medicine 72 100% 100% $126,430 $82,930 72

Most Recent Reviews

fukwsu 8/27/2020

from admissions to financial aid to the classes themselves, transferring to wsu global campus is one of the worst mistakes I've ever made. Many of the courses are literally just an online textbook, homework problems, and exams. And that's the good ones. SO MANY GROUP PROJECTS, and in an online setting the normal problems with that just get magnified. There's no education, you're completely on your own. This is NOT the place to start a new career. I absolutely HATE it.

Anna 8/15/2019

Attending Washington State University was the best decision of my life! The spirit and culture found on the Palouse is unmatched. The Human Development department shows that they care about the overall well being of their students. Mental health and work-life balance is emphasized by both peers and faculty. The major sets you up for success by requiring an internship and actually helping you get one that works for you. The courses apply to real world problems and encourage students to deeply understand and... Read More