Eastern Kentucky University Rankings by Salary Score

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


Salary and Debt by Major at Eastern Kentucky University

We calculated a salary score for each of Eastern Kentucky 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 Kentucky 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 EKU Associate Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 82 92% 92% $12,500 $30,980 82
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 24 100% 100% $25,000 $52,110 24

Salary Scores for EKU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 16 98% 98% $23,200 $40,670 16
Agricultural Production Operations 58 97% 97% $19,690 $34,530 58
Air Transportation 36 95% 95% $18,550 $42,680 36
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 28 95% 95% $25,000 $40,190 28
American Sign Language 36 96% 96% Not Reported $29,690 36
Anthropology 14 94% 94% Not Reported $21,310 14
Biology, General 27 92% 92% $19,500 $25,660 27
Business Administration, Management and Operations 43 94% 94% $24,910 $41,410 43
Business/Commerce, General 24 93% 93% $24,880 $37,210 24
Chemistry 24 100% 100% $27,000 $33,180 24
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 26 100% 100% $21,500 $50,610 26
Communication and Media Studies 35 100% 100% $23,420 $31,130 35
Computer and Information Sciences, General 33 98% 98% $22,500 $50,680 33
Computer Engineering Technologies/Technicians 17 100% 100% Not Reported $46,090 17
Construction Management 15 96% 96% $23,250 $56,640 15
Criminal Justice and Corrections 29 95% 95% $23,000 $31,900 29
English Language and Literature, General 14 90% 90% $28,150 $23,260 14
Finance and Financial Management Services 21 100% 100% Not Reported $42,680 21
Fine and Studio Arts 35 93% 93% $27,000 $24,270 35
Fire Protection 36 97% 97% $27,500 $53,110 36
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services 9 88% 88% $22,520 $24,420 9
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 35 93% 93% Not Reported $34,700 35
Health and Medical Administrative Services 35 98% 98% $28,560 $37,570 35
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 9 100% 100% $22,250 $23,870 9
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs 99 100% 100% Not Reported $57,320 99
History 4 97% 97% $21,490 $19,230 4
Homeland Security 29 97% 97% $27,000 $38,290 29
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 8 93% 93% $28,370 $23,460 8
Insurance 5 100% 100% Not Reported $41,570 5
Legal Support Services 11 86% 86% $25,000 $27,620 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 26 92% 92% $23,330 $28,120 26
Management Information Systems and Services 5 95% 95% Not Reported $36,130 5
Marketing 36 100% 100% $23,640 $40,060 36
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 6 100% 100% Not Reported $22,190 6
Music 39 100% 100% $25,360 $25,770 39
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 4 97% 97% $25,000 $24,840 4
Political Science and Government 38 95% 95% $21,500 $33,280 38
Psychology, General 30 89% 89% $24,850 $27,490 30
Public Health 10 98% 98% $25,000 $27,050 10
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 7 98% 98% $20,300 $29,930 7
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians 85 100% 100% $31,250 $68,620 85
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 10 100% 100% $24,530 $22,630 10
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 23 100% 100% $22,000 $57,560 23
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 49 95% 95% Not Reported $32,710 49
Security Science and Technology 29 100% 100% Not Reported $33,990 29
Social Work 54 91% 91% $22,870 $32,570 54
Sociology 57 89% 89% Not Reported $33,570 57
Special Education and Teaching 10 100% 100% $22,250 $32,320 10
Specialized Sales, Merchandising and Marketing Operations 9 96% 96% Not Reported $28,060 9
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 22 97% 97% $25,500 $32,280 22
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 20 98% 98% $23,270 $32,190 20
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management 48 100% 100% $25,500 $28,060 48

Salary Scores for EKU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 35 100% 100% $36,950 $43,240 35
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 4 97% 97% $39,920 $44,310 4
Criminal Justice and Corrections 12 100% 100% $28,340 $33,460 12
Curriculum and Instruction 16 94% 94% Not Reported $41,790 16
Educational Administration and Supervision 9 100% 100% $27,980 $38,530 9
Engineering-Related Fields 6 100% 100% Not Reported $58,220 6
History 16 100% 100% Not Reported $29,690 16
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other 70 98% 98% $29,920 $72,680 70
Music 69 100% 100% Not Reported $38,290 69
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 3 100% 100% Not Reported $29,060 3
Public Administration 16 94% 94% $33,170 $43,130 16
Public Health 13 100% 100% Not Reported $39,370 13
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 36 97% 97% $46,370 $92,350 36
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 63 99% 99% $38,690 $60,570 63
Special Education and Teaching 5 98% 98% $31,230 $37,500 5
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 20 97% 97% $43,920 $38,910 20
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 12 100% 100% $20,300 $38,420 12
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 12 96% 96% $20,500 $39,370 12

Salary Scores for EKU Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Educational Administration and Supervision 10 100% 100% $18,450 $58,870 10
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 2 100% 100% Not Reported $69,340 2

Most Recent Reviews

T. Richards 2/8/2022

Professors taught conflicting material, treated stidents like children in elementary school, and dog eat dog mindset of nursing was prevalent in EKU nursing school. I earned another degree from EKU and the experience great. The professors were accessible and actually wanted students to succeed. I passed my nursing classes, but know one thing before entering this major at EKU.......Do not expect support from these professors. As a matter of fact, do not state a differing opinion, question anything, or ask for... Read More

I/O Psych Grad Student 9/22/2021

Current grad student. Love my program and professors but the administration at EKU is horrendous. But don't be quick to blame the staff - they are overworked, underpaid, and the lowest paid employees are typically doing the bulk of the student centered services. There is so much bloat in the overpaid upper administration that offices such as Financial Aid or Registrar are the ones who have to cut positions when budget cuts occur (which is almost yearly) even though they remain some of the busiest offices on... Read More