Eastern Kentucky University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Eastern Kentucky University ranks better than only 26% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Eastern Kentucky University ranks better than only 47% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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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 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 EKU Associate Degrees

EKU ranks higher than 51% of colleges for associate degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 82% $12,500 $30,984 82%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 24% $25,000 $52,107 24%

Salary Scores for EKU Bachelor's Degrees

EKU ranks higher than 26% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 16% $23,204 $40,672 16%
Agricultural Production Operations 58% $19,690 $34,526 58%
Air Transportation 36% $18,545 $42,682 36%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 28% $25,000 $40,188 28%
American Sign Language 36% Not Reported $29,685 36%
Anthropology 14% Not Reported $21,312 14%
Biology, General 27% $19,500 $25,658 27%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 43% $24,906 $41,406 43%
Business/Commerce, General 24% $24,875 $37,208 24%
Chemistry 24% $27,000 $33,176 24%
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 26% $21,500 $50,606 26%
Communication and Media Studies 35% $23,421 $31,127 35%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 33% $22,500 $50,677 33%
Computer Engineering Technologies/Technicians 17% Not Reported $46,087 17%
Construction Management 15% $23,250 $56,641 15%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 29% $23,000 $31,901 29%
English Language and Literature, General 14% $28,150 $23,262 14%
Finance and Financial Management Services 21% Not Reported $42,682 21%
Fine and Studio Arts 35% $27,000 $24,267 35%
Fire Protection 36% $27,500 $53,108 36%
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services 9% $22,523 $24,421 9%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 35% Not Reported $34,704 35%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 35% $28,562 $37,568 35%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 9% $22,250 $23,869 9%
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs 99% Not Reported $57,318 99%
History 4% $21,486 $19,227 4%
Homeland Security 29% $27,000 $38,289 29%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 8% $28,372 $23,456 8%
Insurance 5% Not Reported $41,565 5%
Legal Support Services 11% $25,000 $27,618 11%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 26% $23,326 $28,120 26%
Management Information Systems and Services 5% Not Reported $36,134 5%
Marketing 36% $23,638 $40,056 36%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 6% Not Reported $22,192 6%
Music 39% $25,357 $25,774 39%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 4% $25,000 $24,837 4%
Political Science and Government 38% $21,500 $33,281 38%
Psychology, General 30% $24,848 $27,493 30%
Public Health 10% $25,000 $27,048 10%
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 7% $20,298 $29,926 7%
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians 85% $31,250 $68,618 85%
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 10% $24,525 $22,627 10%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 23% $22,000 $57,559 23%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 49% Not Reported $32,711 49%
Security Science and Technology 29% Not Reported $33,993 29%
Social Work 54% $22,869 $32,569 54%
Sociology 57% Not Reported $33,565 57%
Special Education and Teaching 10% $22,250 $32,315 10%
Specialized Sales, Merchandising and Marketing Operations 9% Not Reported $28,055 9%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 22% $25,501 $32,284 22%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 20% $23,274 $32,186 20%
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management 48% $25,500 $28,055 48%

Salary Scores for EKU Master's Degrees

EKU ranks higher than 27% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 35% $36,949 $43,240 35%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 4% $39,921 $44,305 4%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 12% $28,336 $33,459 12%
Curriculum and Instruction 16% Not Reported $41,789 16%
Educational Administration and Supervision 9% $27,975 $38,529 9%
Engineering-Related Fields 6% Not Reported $58,221 6%
History 16% Not Reported $29,685 16%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other 70% $29,920 $72,682 70%
Music 69% Not Reported $38,289 69%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 3% Not Reported $29,059 3%
Public Administration 16% $33,166 $43,128 16%
Public Health 13% Not Reported $39,369 13%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 36% $46,365 $92,345 36%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 63% $38,685 $60,568 63%
Special Education and Teaching 5% $31,228 $37,503 5%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 20% $43,916 $38,906 20%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 12% $20,300 $38,416 12%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 12% $20,500 $39,369 12%

Salary Scores for EKU Doctoral Degrees

EKU ranks higher than 7% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Educational Administration and Supervision 10% $18,446 $58,866 10%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 2% Not Reported $69,338 2%

Eastern Kentucky University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

mekaela helton 8/24/2019

I absolutely loved the social work program at Eastern Kentucky University. They did an amazing job at preparing us for our future careers. One thing that I did not necessarily like was the lack of preparation regarding licensure. There were very few conversations about how to obtain licensure as well as what licensure to obtain and when. This was something that myself, and a lot of others in my cohort were confused about upon graduation. However, the program overall was amazing as well as the professors. The... Read More

Rebecca Monhollen 6/24/2019

I had a rough start to this program, my advisor was less then helpful at first and my first meeting with him he suggested that I considered switching to a different program. The school had me down as undecided my first semester so I did not get to meet with him until my second semester when it came time register to for my classes. This was really discouraging to me considering that my grades for the prerequisite classes weren't bad and I was working a job while maintaining my grades. I thought about quitting... Read More