Wichita State University Rankings by Salary Score

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Wichita State University's Top Rankings

Wichita State University is ranked on 3 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Wichita State University

We calculated a salary score for each of Wichita 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 Wichita 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 49 98% 98% $21,250 $48,430 49
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 29 96% 96% $29,000 $63,010 29
Biology, General 50 96% 96% $21,480 $29,060 50
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 4 100% 100% $25,290 $39,730 4
Business Administration, Management and Operations 55 97% 97% $23,190 $43,920 55
Chemistry 50 83% 83% $26,120 $38,290 50
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 22 100% 100% $19,960 $49,560 22
Communication and Media Studies 37 94% 94% $22,750 $31,450 37
Computer Engineering 29 98% 98% $28,000 $64,280 29
Criminal Justice and Corrections 40 99% 99% $20,500 $33,990 40
Curriculum and Instruction 17 98% 98% $23,750 $38,730 17
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions 29 98% 98% $20,500 $51,480 29
Design and Applied Arts 25 100% 100% $28,730 $29,690 25
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 24 100% 100% $26,500 $64,630 24
Engineering Technology, General 72 100% 100% Not Reported $60,320 72
English Language and Literature, General 21 82% 82% Not Reported $24,860 21
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations 48 87% 87% $20,500 $41,190 48
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 42 92% 92% Not Reported $28,600 42
Finance and Financial Management Services 12 96% 96% $22,060 $38,830 12
Fine and Studio Arts 55 90% 90% $25,000 $26,930 55
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 31 100% 100% Not Reported $33,990 31
Health and Medical Administrative Services 33 97% 97% $22,000 $36,910 33
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 26 93% 93% $19,000 $27,080 26
History 20 89% 89% $25,500 $25,190 20
Human Resources Management and Services 50 93% 93% $25,500 $46,090 50
Industrial Engineering 32 100% 100% Not Reported $64,200 32
International Business 79 92% 92% Not Reported $54,040 79
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 65 80% 80% $21,000 $35,600 65
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 52 96% 96% $20,970 $29,690 52
Management Information Systems and Services 61 97% 97% $27,000 $57,710 61
Marketing 14 100% 100% $23,000 $35,060 14
Mechanical Engineering 34 99% 99% $22,250 $63,190 34
Music 44 92% 92% Not Reported $26,740 44
Political Science and Government 10 100% 100% Not Reported $26,350 10
Psychology, General 66 99% 99% $20,500 $31,900 66
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 7 99% 99% $22,500 $49,860 7
Social Work 57 85% 85% $19,500 $32,930 57
Sociology 47 89% 89% $28,250 $32,160 47
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 66 100% 100% $24,250 $39,060 66
Visual and Performing Arts, General 15 100% 100% $25,190 $19,590 15

Salary Scores for WSU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 74 100% 100% $83,140 $110,540 74
Business Administration, Management and Operations 50 98% 98% $21,000 $71,020 50
Communication and Media Studies 31 100% 100% Not Reported $42,680 31
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 35 97% 97% $40,070 $53,360 35
Criminal Justice and Corrections 21 100% 100% $28,800 $38,290 21
Curriculum and Instruction 21 100% 100% $22,490 $43,320 21
Educational Administration and Supervision 40 100% 100% Not Reported $52,940 40
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 41 100% 100% $23,830 $40,900 41
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 28 94% 94% $50,220 $38,290 28
Industrial Engineering 55 93% 93% Not Reported $83,390 55
Music 47 100% 100% $27,500 $31,310 47
Public Administration 30 100% 100% Not Reported $48,430 30
Social Work 16 100% 100% $31,160 $40,160 16
Special Education and Teaching 45 100% 100% $41,710 $49,140 45
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 82 96% 96% $29,350 $51,110 82

Salary Scores for WSU Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 19 100% 100% $72,370 $65,590 19

Most Recent Reviews

Melinda Sudbrink 1/4/2020

Wichita State University is a great school! They offer degrees and student life for both working professionals and the traditional college student adventure. There are flexible schedule times and class types, a really helpful financial aid department, and an amazing staff at Disability Support Services for students who accommodations. There were a number of times I didn't think I would make it to graduate and thanks to the supportive staff and campus organizations, I not only made it through with my Bachelors... Read More

Justin C. 10/8/2019

Before attending Wichita State University, I attended a larger private university. I attended this private university because I was told private universities provide better academics and student involvement. I can definitively say that Wichita State was more rewarding both academically and personally than the private university I had attended. Putting it concisely, Wichita State makes you feel at home. The campus is going through a massive renovation and is absolutely beautiful. The dorms and student center... Read More