Wichita State University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Wichita State University ranks better than only 31% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Wichita State University ranks better than 60% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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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 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 31% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 49% $21,250 $48,432 49%
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 29% $29,000 $63,005 29%
Biology, General 50% $21,478 $29,064 50%
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 4% $25,293 $39,729 4%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 55% $23,187 $43,922 55%
Chemistry 50% $26,118 $38,289 50%
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 22% $19,964 $49,563 22%
Communication and Media Studies 37% $22,750 $31,450 37%
Computer Engineering 29% $28,000 $64,281 29%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 40% $20,500 $33,993 40%
Curriculum and Instruction 17% $23,750 $38,728 17%
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions 29% $20,500 $51,482 29%
Design and Applied Arts 25% $28,728 $29,685 25%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 24% $26,500 $64,629 24%
Engineering Technology, General 72% Not Reported $60,320 72%
English Language and Literature, General 21% Not Reported $24,863 21%
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations 48% $20,500 $41,193 48%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 42% Not Reported $28,598 42%
Finance and Financial Management Services 12% $22,062 $38,829 12%
Fine and Studio Arts 55% $25,000 $26,933 55%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 31% Not Reported $33,993 31%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 33% $22,000 $36,914 33%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 26% $19,000 $27,077 26%
History 20% $25,500 $25,194 20%
Human Resources Management and Services 50% $25,500 $46,087 50%
Industrial Engineering 32% Not Reported $64,196 32%
International Business 79% Not Reported $54,035 79%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 65% $21,000 $35,600 65%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 52% $20,967 $29,685 52%
Management Information Systems and Services 61% $27,000 $57,705 61%
Marketing 14% $23,000 $35,060 14%
Mechanical Engineering 34% $22,250 $63,191 34%
Music 44% Not Reported $26,739 44%
Political Science and Government 10% Not Reported $26,353 10%
Psychology, General 66% $20,500 $31,898 66%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 7% $22,500 $49,855 7%
Social Work 57% $19,500 $32,925 57%
Sociology 47% $28,251 $32,162 47%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 66% $24,250 $39,060 66%
Visual and Performing Arts, General 15% $25,191 $19,592 15%

Salary Scores for WSU Master's Degrees

WSU ranks higher than 41% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 74% $83,137 $110,535 74%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 50% $21,000 $71,015 50%
Communication and Media Studies 31% Not Reported $42,682 31%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 35% $40,067 $53,358 35%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 21% $28,798 $38,289 21%
Curriculum and Instruction 21% $22,489 $43,319 21%
Educational Administration and Supervision 40% Not Reported $52,941 40%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 41% $23,826 $40,896 41%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 28% $50,222 $38,289 28%
Industrial Engineering 55% Not Reported $83,388 55%
Music 47% $27,500 $31,305 47%
Public Administration 30% Not Reported $48,432 30%
Social Work 16% $31,155 $40,161 16%
Special Education and Teaching 45% $41,714 $49,136 45%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 82% $29,347 $51,106 82%

Salary Scores for WSU Doctoral Degrees

WSU ranks higher than 19% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 19% $72,368 $65,585 19%

Wichita State University Reviews

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