Eastern Illinois University Rankings by Salary Score

Salary and Debt by Major at Eastern Illinois University

We calculated a salary score for each of Eastern Illinois 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 Eastern Illinois 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 EIU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 28 100% $21,000 $43,960 28
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 11 100% $23,250 $28,410 11
Biology, General 33 98% $22,500 $26,670 33
Business Administration, Management and Operations 49 100% Not Reported $42,770 49
Communication and Media Studies 56 97% $23,000 $34,570 56
Computer and Information Sciences, General 31 97% $21,500 $49,730 31
English Language and Literature, General 34 98% $21,500 $27,130 34
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 48 97% $26,000 $29,690 48
Finance and Financial Management Services 54 100% $22,470 $51,610 54
Fine and Studio Arts 49 100% $25,480 $26,190 49
Geography and Cartography 25 93% Not Reported $31,850 25
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 65 98% $26,180 $32,010 65
History 53 96% $19,500 $31,310 53
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians 67 98% $18,250 $60,770 67
Journalism 4 100% $27,000 $22,810 4
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 48 93% $21,250 $32,510 48
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 11 100% $20,500 $39,870 11
Marketing 41 97% $22,500 $40,820 41
Mathematics 28 100% Not Reported $39,250 28
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 64 96% $15,500 $39,640 64
Music 94 100% $30,230 $38,290 94
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 46 96% $27,000 $31,850 46
Political Science and Government 34 94% $21,500 $32,560 34
Psychology, General 26 96% $21,500 $26,930 26
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 46 100% Not Reported $64,490 46
Sociology 45 97% $24,730 $31,830 45
Special Education and Teaching 69 100% $23,940 $40,610 69
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 51 98% $22,500 $36,040 51
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 39 97% $27,000 $35,330 39

Salary Scores for EIU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business Administration, Management and Operations 22 100% $18,180 $53,980 22
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 52 95% $13,450 $47,260 52
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 55 100% $24,470 $56,640 55
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 65 100% Not Reported $50,440 65
Educational Administration and Supervision 50 100% $18,000 $56,640 50
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 31 98% $20,500 $40,730 31
Fine and Studio Arts 96 100% $11,130 $46,670 96
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 18 100% $11,940 $36,490 18
History 45 95% Not Reported $37,930 45
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians 39 100% Not Reported $57,320 39
Political Science and Government 26 85% Not Reported $38,290 26
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 12 100% $23,040 $36,700 12
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 35 94% Not Reported $44,170 35

Most Recent Reviews

Jessica Alexander 4/30/2019

I came into EIU as a transfer student from a community college. I understand that many times, transfer students can feel sot of a disconnect from their campus due to the fact that they don't always get the same first-year student experiences, or live in campus housing, and make friends that. Fortunately, that was not my experience at EIU, The campus is extremely welcoming, and there are many on campus events where it is easy to meet new people. Aside from the social aspect of college, my academic career there... Read More

UnHappyAlumna 6/14/2018

If you want a good business school this could an okay choice, but there are better. If you want to be a college student and live a college life this isnt the one for you. This school was dry to me. The advisors i had didnt help me in anyway whatsoever. I sought academic advice from older students or students within the same major. I never enjoyed myself at this institution due to the lack of information or lack of organizations. Very small campus, so for there not to be any activity or activities always being... Read More