Florida Atlantic University Rankings by Salary Score

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Bachelor's
 45
Master's
 46
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Florida Atlantic University's Top Rankings

Florida Atlantic University is ranked on 5 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Florida Atlantic University

We calculated a salary score for each of Florida Atlantic 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 Florida Atlantic 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 FAU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 35 94% 94% $15,880 $45,580 35
Anthropology 59 92% 92% $15,940 $27,860 59
Architecture 33 95% 95% $21,730 $43,180 33
Biology, General 52 84% 84% $18,110 $29,230 52
Business Administration, Management and Operations 37 94% 94% $16,500 $40,050 37
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 63 96% 96% $18,660 $44,170 63
Civil Engineering 25 95% 95% $20,050 $57,620 25
Communication and Media Studies 42 95% 95% $20,500 $32,350 42
Computer and Information Sciences, General 42 93% 93% $17,500 $54,400 42
Computer Engineering 27 97% 97% $21,430 $63,500 27
Criminal Justice and Corrections 42 95% 95% $17,340 $34,290 42
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 4 96% 96% $17,250 $15,550 4
Economics 20 95% 95% $18,510 $39,370 20
Education, General 61 93% 93% $13,850 $36,560 61
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 15 96% 96% $24,450 $61,890 15
English Language and Literature, General 66 95% 95% $17,040 $31,860 66
Environmental Design 62 100% 100% $24,000 $43,430 62
Finance and Financial Management Services 24 93% 93% $17,000 $43,740 24
Fine and Studio Arts 74 92% 92% $16,000 $29,690 74
Geography and Cartography 83 100% 100% Not Reported $42,680 83
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 75 94% 94% Not Reported $41,570 75
Health and Medical Administrative Services 37 96% 96% $18,500 $38,050 37
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 50 95% 95% $17,050 $30,190 50
History 68 91% 91% $20,020 $33,990 68
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other 21 96% 96% $18,000 $31,620 21
Hospitality Administration/Management 33 95% 95% $20,500 $34,850 33
International Business 16 89% 89% $18,750 $36,940 16
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 59 88% 88% $18,500 $34,580 59
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 2 85% 85% $11,000 $17,240 2
Management Information Systems and Services 16 95% 95% $19,500 $43,800 16
Marketing 27 97% 97% $19,500 $38,290 27
Mathematics 31 83% 83% $19,250 $40,460 31
Mechanical Engineering 44 99% 99% $22,750 $64,680 44
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 63 92% 92% $19,250 $33,780 63
Music 99 85% 85% Not Reported $43,800 99
Ocean Engineering 31 97% 97% $26,960 $61,300 31
Political Science and Government 32 87% 87% $16,750 $32,050 32
Psychology, General 25 92% 92% $16,500 $26,710 25
Public Administration 42 95% 95% $21,000 $41,190 42
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 40 95% 95% $17,750 $29,520 40
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 41 100% 100% $17,970 $63,010 41
Research and Experimental Psychology 12 80% 80% $17,930 $24,420 12
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 73 82% 82% Not Reported $37,210 73
Social Sciences, General 79 96% 96% Not Reported $40,370 79
Social Work 28 95% 95% $18,000 $29,560 28
Sociology 46 93% 93% $19,180 $32,050 46
Special Education and Teaching 78 93% 93% Not Reported $41,940 78
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 93 99% 99% $15,000 $43,080 93
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 88 99% 99% $26,140 $43,240 88

Salary Scores for FAU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 83 97% 97% $40,000 $67,100 83
Biology, General 41 96% 96% $25,430 $39,010 41
Business Administration, Management and Operations 44 97% 97% $41,000 $67,660 44
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 36 95% 95% Not Reported $52,940 36
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 56 100% 100% $41,650 $56,930 56
Criminal Justice and Corrections 17 97% 97% $29,650 $36,400 17
Curriculum and Instruction 72 95% 95% $31,350 $53,780 72
Economics 16 94% 94% Not Reported $49,060 16
Educational Administration and Supervision 38 96% 96% $29,240 $52,420 38
Finance and Financial Management Services 14 94% 94% $30,750 $54,040 14
Health and Medical Administrative Services 24 97% 97% $30,750 $52,520 24
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 10 96% 96% $30,430 $33,990 10
Management Information Systems and Services 30 100% 100% Not Reported $69,340 30
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 47 97% 97% $29,670 $42,290 47
Public Administration 36 98% 98% $40,790 $50,110 36
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 29 99% 99% $40,790 $87,820 29
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 61 100% 100% Not Reported $39,730 61
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 57 98% 98% $47,400 $45,960 57
Taxation 38 97% 97% $36,800 $72,740 38
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 25 100% 100% Not Reported $43,800 25

Salary Scores for FAU Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biology, General 41 92% 92% Not Reported $57,320 41
Curriculum and Instruction 63 95% 95% Not Reported $75,200 63
Educational Administration and Supervision 41 96% 96% $53,500 $78,970 41
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 29 92% 92% $30,280 $103,080 29
Research and Experimental Psychology 72 79% 79% Not Reported $64,990 72

Most Recent Reviews

MS 4/9/2021

I started off at FAU very hopeful and excited to earn my Bachelor's degree. I have been in college almost 10 years and I have been working very hard to keep pursing my degree no matter what life challenges came my way. FAU has made it very hard for me to continue to follow through with my plan. From their horrible advisors, professors, expensive tuition, and a Dean who apparently doesn't talk to students. This university is very political and as students we are expected to keep rolling with the punches. They... Read More

Mike Sertman 2/23/2021

Absolutely horrible Biology program. Many classes where most or half the class was failing, professors lacked any empathy about it, and could not teach. Teachers assistants who run labs act like you are dirt and mark off any chance they can. No one responds to emails. If you have a life emergency and have to withdrawal under exceptional circumstances, they will deny you and make you jump through loops going to every department head per class to explain. If you transfer, they will forget to register you as... Read More