Wayne State University Rankings by Salary Score

Salary Scores
 56
Bachelor's
 46
Master's
 42
Doctoral
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Wayne State University's Top Rankings

Wayne State University is ranked on 8 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


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 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 47 96% 96% $23,500 $47,930 47
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services 90 100% 100% $25,000 $78,550 90
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 63 94% 94% $24,000 $56,870 63
Anthropology 81 89% 89% $20,640 $30,990 81
Apparel and Textiles 16 97% 97% $31,000 $31,310 16
Biology, General 26 80% 80% $20,330 $25,480 26
Chemical Engineering 65 92% 92% $23,000 $70,010 65
Chemistry 9 88% 88% $16,500 $28,600 9
Civil Engineering 84 92% 92% $30,190 $66,540 84
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 8 100% 100% Not Reported $43,430 8
Communication and Media Studies 72 96% 96% $27,000 $37,210 72
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 65 92% 92% $20,250 $28,240 65
Computer and Information Sciences, General 84 98% 98% $20,590 $73,950 84
Criminal Justice and Corrections 52 98% 98% $25,000 $36,000 52
Dance 30 94% 94% $25,000 $20,140 30
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 57 97% 97% $24,720 $24,040 57
Economics 25 91% 91% $26,000 $41,210 25
Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians 97 100% 100% $19,750 $81,330 97
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 78 97% 97% $21,500 $77,170 78
Finance and Financial Management Services 57 100% 100% $23,250 $52,460 57
Fine and Studio Arts 79 91% 91% $29,470 $30,550 79
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services 33 89% 89% $21,500 $29,690 33
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science 87 97% 97% Not Reported $49,680 87
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 24 100% 100% $31,000 $32,570 24
History 42 92% 92% $24,230 $29,570 42
Human Resources Management and Services 54 89% 89% $25,000 $46,760 54
Industrial Engineering 75 100% 100% Not Reported $72,900 75
International Business 74 98% 98% $21,500 $52,260 74
Journalism 68 92% 92% $31,250 $35,270 68
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 77 74% 74% $15,560 $38,290 77
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 31 83% 83% $27,500 $26,350 31
Management Information Systems and Services 62 96% 96% $20,000 $58,000 62
Marketing 50 95% 95% $21,500 $42,500 50
Mathematics 50 100% 100% $30,500 $46,090 50
Mechanical Engineering 92 98% 98% $23,500 $74,110 92
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians 84 100% 100% Not Reported $69,340 84
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 58 85% 85% Not Reported $38,290 58
Music 53 93% 93% $25,750 $28,240 53
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 39 100% 100% $29,750 $31,130 39
Political Science and Government 21 87% 87% $23,630 $29,690 21
Psychology, General 51 91% 91% $26,000 $30,070 51
Public Administration 8 81% 81% $27,200 $28,600 8
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 69 90% 90% $26,860 $40,650 69
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 33 91% 91% $29,000 $28,240 33
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 38 99% 99% $23,000 $62,230 38
Social Work 22 94% 94% $27,000 $28,820 22
Sociology 39 93% 93% $31,200 $30,990 39
Special Education and Teaching 61 94% 94% $31,000 $39,590 61
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 59 97% 97% $30,470 $37,030 59
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 58 92% 92% $25,500 $37,960 58
Urban Studies/Affairs 27 100% 100% Not Reported $33,460 27

Salary Scores for WSU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 62 91% 91% $24,350 $63,010 62
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 61 100% 100% $63,540 $102,140 61
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education 8 92% 92% $22,040 $47,260 8
Business Administration, Management and Operations 66 96% 96% $38,000 $80,000 66
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 46 100% 100% Not Reported $54,640 46
Civil Engineering 46 100% 100% Not Reported $71,580 46
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 58 91% 91% $39,500 $48,670 58
Communication and Media Studies 43 100% 100% $43,220 $46,480 43
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 34 100% 100% $41,420 $53,180 34
Criminal Justice and Corrections 52 100% 100% Not Reported $50,440 52
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 73 100% 100% Not Reported $39,650 73
Educational Administration and Supervision 50 100% 100% $33,540 $56,420 50
Educational/Instructional Media Design 45 100% 100% $40,470 $53,360 45
Engineering-Related Fields 99 100% 100% Not Reported $141,590 99
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 65 98% 98% $30,620 $44,780 65
Industrial Engineering 58 100% 100% Not Reported $84,650 58
Information Science/Studies 2 95% 95% Not Reported $39,590 2
Library Science and Administration 38 96% 96% $43,030 $42,090 38
Mechanical Engineering 98 100% 100% Not Reported $101,960 98
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 100 100% 100% Not Reported $65,050 100
Public Administration 53 100% 100% Not Reported $55,060 53
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 65 100% 100% $50,440 $109,350 65
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 44 99% 99% $33,560 $55,060 44
Social Work 32 99% 99% $39,460 $43,180 32
Special Education and Teaching 30 100% 100% Not Reported $46,090 30
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 27 96% 96% $70,800 $40,440 27
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 42 94% 94% $40,260 $45,330 42
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 43 100% 100% $34,030 $48,200 43

Salary Scores for WSU Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 56 100% 100% Not Reported $74,020 56
English Language and Literature, General 66 86% 86% Not Reported $55,340 66
Law 44 97% 97% $61,500 $64,420 44
Medicine 36 100% 100% $158,000 $56,270 36
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 56 95% 95% $118,110 $114,930 56
Psychology, General 19 100% 100% Not Reported $58,670 19
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 44 100% 100% Not Reported $112,550 44
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 57 98% 98% $85,340 $71,640 57

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