Brigham Young University Rankings by Salary Score

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Brigham Young University is ranked on 13 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Brigham Young University

We calculated a salary score for each of Brigham Young 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 Brigham Young 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 BYU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 96 98% 98% $12,500 $62,410 96
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 10 87% 87% Not Reported $27,480 10
Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services 72 96% 96% Not Reported $43,430 72
Area Studies 55 95% 95% $10,130 $35,060 55
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 48 84% 84% $13,000 $33,460 48
Biotechnology 45 82% 82% Not Reported $38,290 45
Business Administration, Management and Operations 99 100% 100% $11,000 $65,240 99
Business/Managerial Economics 94 100% 100% Not Reported $63,010 94
Chemical Engineering 93 96% 96% $13,560 $78,450 93
Civil Engineering 37 94% 94% $12,330 $59,530 37
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 12 93% 93% Not Reported $45,720 12
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 13 82% 82% $11,700 $18,770 13
Computer and Information Sciences, General 84 98% 98% $16,730 $74,170 84
Computer Engineering 77 97% 97% Not Reported $80,700 77
Computer Science 81 90% 90% $12,990 $84,440 81
Construction Management 62 100% 100% Not Reported $66,460 62
Dance 2 70% 70% Not Reported $10,570 2
Design and Applied Arts 40 92% 92% $10,500 $33,190 40
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 1 67% 67% Not Reported $15,550 1
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 41 89% 89% Not Reported $22,190 41
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 83 80% 80% Not Reported $40,190 83
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 36 97% 97% $13,200 $26,120 36
Economics 84 96% 96% $14,000 $60,060 84
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 27 97% 97% Not Reported $65,390 27
English Language and Literature, General 20 90% 90% $14,000 $24,530 20
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations 83 87% 87% Not Reported $50,860 83
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 73 95% 95% $9,450 $29,690 73
Finance and Financial Management Services 98 98% 98% $12,100 $70,320 98
Fine and Studio Arts 15 79% 79% $8,250 $20,820 15
Food Science and Technology 33 73% 73% Not Reported $41,570 33
Geography and Cartography 53 88% 88% $12,000 $36,990 53
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 35 80% 80% Not Reported $34,700 35
Graphic Communications 96 90% 90% Not Reported $48,430 96
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 10 82% 82% $15,500 $24,040 10
History 41 80% 80% $15,500 $29,250 41
Housing and Human Environments 96 100% 100% Not Reported $62,260 96
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 4 81% 81% $11,000 $22,010 4
Human Resources Management and Services 75 97% 97% Not Reported $51,270 75
International Relations and National Security Studies 80 95% 95% $11,500 $43,800 80
Journalism 53 97% 97% $10,650 $33,080 53
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 15 93% 93% Not Reported $25,190 15
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 44 84% 84% $9,750 $28,440 44
Manufacturing Engineering 57 99% 99% $12,730 $65,940 57
Marketing 99 97% 97% $6,460 $57,660 99
Mathematics 100 94% 94% Not Reported $76,460 100
Mechanical Engineering 39 99% 99% $10,440 $64,000 39
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 61 90% 90% $11,350 $36,130 61
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 32 85% 85% Not Reported $36,850 32
Music 44 84% 84% $18,300 $26,720 44
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 28 92% 92% $11,270 $25,530 28
Nutrition Sciences 20 81% 81% Not Reported $26,350 20
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 78 88% 88% $12,670 $36,490 78
Philosophy 70 88% 88% Not Reported $34,530 70
Physics 47 86% 86% Not Reported $42,680 47
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences 42 88% 88% $11,000 $27,660 42
Political Science and Government 79 93% 93% $11,000 $41,010 79
Psychology, General 21 85% 85% $11,000 $26,160 21
Public Health 26 89% 89% $13,000 $30,770 26
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 81 94% 94% $10,500 $42,680 81
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 3 94% 94% $12,500 $45,580 3
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 50 91% 91% Not Reported $32,030 50
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 85 89% 89% $13,000 $40,420 85
Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 90 97% 97% Not Reported $43,580 90
Sociology 96 95% 95% $14,000 $41,940 96
Soil Sciences 21 79% 79% Not Reported $40,490 21
Special Education and Teaching 48 89% 89% Not Reported $38,020 48
Statistics 62 96% 96% $13,500 $63,280 62
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 55 78% 78% $10,510 $36,560 55
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 75 91% 91% $11,070 $40,430 75
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 21 93% 93% Not Reported $20,820 21
Zoology/Animal Biology 89 94% 94% $9,050 $29,250 89

Salary Scores for BYU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 64 100% 100% $15,000 $63,420 64
Business Administration, Management and Operations 99 96% 96% $41,000 $121,830 99
Civil Engineering 20 100% 100% Not Reported $66,650 20
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 7 90% 90% Not Reported $46,090 7
Educational Administration and Supervision 94 100% 100% Not Reported $77,210 94
Educational/Instructional Media Design 71 100% 100% Not Reported $60,090 71
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 27 100% 100% Not Reported $84,650 27
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other 90 100% 100% Not Reported $92,630 90
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 45 100% 100% Not Reported $62,070 45
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 22 90% 90% Not Reported $37,210 22
Management Information Systems and Services 79 98% 98% Not Reported $91,740 79
Mechanical Engineering 67 100% 100% Not Reported $87,970 67
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 9 100% 100% Not Reported $32,570 9
Music 94 100% 100% Not Reported $50,440 94
Public Administration 65 96% 96% $30,500 $58,480 65
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 57 100% 100% Not Reported $104,750 57
Social Work 43 97% 97% $15,810 $44,710 43
Statistics 43 100% 100% Not Reported $84,650 43
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 61 93% 93% Not Reported $52,110 61
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language 10 100% 100% Not Reported $31,850 10

Salary Scores for BYU Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Law 46 94% 94% $49,710 $65,460 46

Most Recent Reviews

MacK 6/8/2021

Brigham Young University is a great school, despite some of the discriminatory experiences I had there. Administrators/employees and students are generally conservative in their points of view; however, the professors provide a wide range of perspective and encourage students to make conclusions themselves. I have now been accepted to graduate school on my first try at Arizona State University and feel prepared. We will see if that feeling stays!

MrM 3/1/2020

BYU actually helped me gain a diverse view of the world around me and gave me extremely valuable experience with internships and employment that proved extremely important during my grad school application process. The blend of general requirements and mix of sociology, psychology, and social work that I pursued truly helped to get me to where I am today. After my freshman year when I decided to change my major and not pursue my original career choice I had the option to take a for-credit class that allotted... Read More