Wayne State University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Wayne State University ranks better than 56% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Wayne State University ranks better than only 39% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Wayne State University

We calculated a salary score for each of Wayne 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 Wayne 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 WSU Bachelor's Degrees

WSU ranks higher than 56% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 47% $23,501 $47,930 47%
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services 90% $25,000 $78,552 90%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 63% $24,000 $56,867 63%
Anthropology 81% $20,637 $30,988 81%
Apparel and Textiles 16% $31,000 $31,314 16%
Biology, General 26% $20,328 $25,484 26%
Chemical Engineering 65% $23,001 $70,009 65%
Chemistry 9% $16,500 $28,598 9%
Civil Engineering 84% $30,190 $66,541 84%
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 8% Not Reported $43,426 8%
Communication and Media Studies 72% $27,000 $37,208 72%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 65% $20,250 $28,236 65%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 84% $20,590 $73,949 84%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 52% $25,000 $36,002 52%
Dance 30% $25,000 $20,140 30%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 57% $24,720 $24,035 57%
Economics 25% $26,000 $41,205 25%
Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians 97% $19,750 $81,333 97%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 78% $21,500 $77,166 78%
Finance and Financial Management Services 57% $23,250 $52,464 57%
Fine and Studio Arts 79% $29,466 $30,554 79%
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services 33% $21,500 $29,685 33%
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science 87% Not Reported $49,683 87%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 24% $31,000 $32,569 24%
History 42% $24,231 $29,565 42%
Human Resources Management and Services 54% $25,000 $46,757 54%
Industrial Engineering 75% Not Reported $72,901 75%
International Business 74% $21,500 $52,263 74%
Journalism 68% $31,250 $35,274 68%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 77% $15,562 $38,289 77%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 31% $27,500 $26,353 31%
Management Information Systems and Services 62% $20,000 $57,995 62%
Marketing 50% $21,500 $42,495 50%
Mathematics 50% $30,495 $46,087 50%
Mechanical Engineering 92% $23,500 $74,105 92%
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians 84% Not Reported $69,338 84%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 58% Not Reported $38,289 58%
Music 53% $25,750 $28,236 53%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 39% $29,751 $31,133 39%
Political Science and Government 21% $23,632 $29,685 21%
Psychology, General 51% $26,000 $30,072 51%
Public Administration 8% $27,200 $28,598 8%
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 69% $26,856 $40,652 69%
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 33% $29,000 $28,236 33%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 38% $23,000 $62,225 38%
Social Work 22% $26,999 $28,816 22%
Sociology 39% $31,196 $30,988 39%
Special Education and Teaching 61% $31,000 $39,585 61%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 59% $30,474 $37,028 59%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 58% $25,500 $37,956 58%
Urban Studies/Affairs 27% Not Reported $33,459 27%

Salary Scores for WSU Master's Degrees

WSU ranks higher than 46% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 62% $24,353 $63,005 62%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 61% $63,537 $102,142 61%
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education 8% $22,036 $47,260 8%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 66% $38,000 $80,004 66%
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 46% Not Reported $54,644 46%
Civil Engineering 46% Not Reported $71,575 46%
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 58% $39,499 $48,667 58%
Communication and Media Studies 43% $43,223 $46,478 43%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 34% $41,422 $53,179 34%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 52% Not Reported $50,439 52%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 73% Not Reported $39,648 73%
Educational Administration and Supervision 50% $33,540 $56,415 50%
Educational/Instructional Media Design 45% $40,474 $53,358 45%
Engineering-Related Fields 99% Not Reported $141,586 99%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 65% $30,619 $44,776 65%
Industrial Engineering 58% Not Reported $84,653 58%
Information Science/Studies 2% Not Reported $39,585 2%
Library Science and Administration 38% $43,033 $42,094 38%
Mechanical Engineering 98% Not Reported $101,964 98%
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 99% Not Reported $65,053 99%
Public Administration 53% Not Reported $55,061 53%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 65% $50,436 $109,345 65%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 44% $33,558 $55,061 44%
Social Work 32% $39,456 $43,178 32%
Special Education and Teaching 30% Not Reported $46,087 30%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 27% $70,796 $40,438 27%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 42% $40,262 $45,328 42%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 43% $34,026 $48,198 43%

Salary Scores for WSU Doctoral Degrees

WSU ranks higher than 42% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 56% Not Reported $74,017 56%
English Language and Literature, General 66% Not Reported $55,338 66%
Law 44% $61,500 $64,415 44%
Medicine 36% $158,000 $56,273 36%
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 56% $118,105 $114,925 56%
Psychology, General 19% Not Reported $58,673 19%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 44% Not Reported $112,551 44%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 57% $85,339 $71,644 57%

Wayne State University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Rachel Buxbaum 12/26/2019

I found Wayne State's undergraduate program in psychology challenging, enriching, and affordable. The school's excellent research graduate psychology program trickled down to the undergraduate program, and opportunities to gain research experience were everywhere, in any number of areas a student could think of. Additionally, I enjoyed how easy it was to take a wide variety of classes outside one's own major, or small seminar-style honors classes, or even graduate classes. Although the Wayne State administration... Read More

RJ 11/10/2019

If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't have chosen this degree. Unless you are for sure going to medical school, staying in academia, or getting an advanced degree. I see no reason why I chose this. Even though I enjoyed what I studied, it doesn't really help you get a job that will pay your bills if you have loans coming out of college. WSU's biology program was just not the right fit for me. I struggled in these classes and I felt that the professors were more interested in their research than helping... Read More