Florida Atlantic University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Florida Atlantic University ranks better than only 43% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Florida Atlantic University ranks better than 87% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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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 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 FAU Bachelor's Degrees

FAU ranks higher than 43% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 35% $15,875 $45,584 35%
Anthropology 59% $15,938 $27,862 59%
Architecture 33% $21,734 $43,178 33%
Biology, General 52% $18,105 $29,232 52%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 37% $16,500 $40,049 37%
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 63% $18,655 $44,170 63%
Civil Engineering 25% $20,049 $57,619 25%
Communication and Media Studies 42% $20,500 $32,350 42%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 42% $17,500 $54,401 42%
Computer Engineering 27% $21,425 $63,501 27%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 42% $17,339 $34,290 42%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 4% $17,250 $15,552 4%
Economics 20% $18,511 $39,369 20%
Education, General 61% $13,854 $36,560 61%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 15% $24,451 $61,888 15%
English Language and Literature, General 66% $17,042 $31,862 66%
Environmental Design 62% $24,000 $43,426 62%
Finance and Financial Management Services 24% $17,000 $43,739 24%
Fine and Studio Arts 74% $16,000 $29,685 74%
Geography and Cartography 83% Not Reported $42,682 83%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 75% Not Reported $41,565 75%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 37% $18,500 $38,048 37%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 50% $17,051 $30,186 50%
History 68% $20,017 $33,993 68%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other 21% $18,000 $31,616 21%
Hospitality Administration/Management 33% $20,500 $34,847 33%
International Business 16% $18,750 $36,938 16%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 59% $18,500 $34,575 59%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 2% $11,000 $17,242 2%
Management Information Systems and Services 16% $19,500 $43,798 16%
Marketing 27% $19,500 $38,289 27%
Mathematics 31% $19,250 $40,461 31%
Mechanical Engineering 44% $22,750 $64,679 44%
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 63% $19,250 $33,779 63%
Music 99% Not Reported $43,798 99%
Ocean Engineering 31% $26,955 $61,303 31%
Political Science and Government 32% $16,750 $32,051 32%
Psychology, General 25% $16,500 $26,706 25%
Public Administration 42% $21,000 $41,193 42%
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 40% $17,750 $29,517 40%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 41% $17,968 $63,005 41%
Research and Experimental Psychology 12% $17,927 $24,421 12%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 73% Not Reported $37,208 73%
Social Sciences, General 79% Not Reported $40,368 79%
Social Work 28% $18,000 $29,557 28%
Sociology 46% $19,175 $32,051 46%
Special Education and Teaching 78% Not Reported $41,937 78%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 93% $15,000 $43,081 93%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 88% $26,135 $43,240 88%

Salary Scores for FAU Master's Degrees

FAU ranks higher than 45% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 83% $40,000 $67,101 83%
Biology, General 41% $25,425 $39,009 41%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 44% $41,000 $67,660 44%
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 36% Not Reported $52,941 36%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 56% $41,650 $56,931 56%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 17% $29,650 $36,401 17%
Curriculum and Instruction 72% $31,346 $53,775 72%
Economics 16% Not Reported $49,058 16%
Educational Administration and Supervision 38% $29,239 $52,420 38%
Finance and Financial Management Services 14% $30,750 $54,035 14%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 24% $30,750 $52,524 24%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 10% $30,430 $33,993 10%
Management Information Systems and Services 30% Not Reported $69,338 30%
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 47% $29,672 $42,293 47%
Public Administration 36% $40,794 $50,105 36%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 29% $40,794 $87,815 29%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 61% Not Reported $39,729 61%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 57% $47,401 $45,956 57%
Taxation 38% $36,799 $72,744 38%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 25% Not Reported $43,798 25%

Salary Scores for FAU Doctoral Degrees

FAU ranks higher than 46% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biology, General 41% Not Reported $57,318 41%
Curriculum and Instruction 63% Not Reported $75,204 63%
Educational Administration and Supervision 41% $53,500 $78,971 41%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 29% $30,275 $103,078 29%
Research and Experimental Psychology 72% Not Reported $64,990 72%

Florida Atlantic University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Masters Student 12/15/2020

While this university is highly rated, I feel it is over rated. Some instructors are engaged and useful, while most are performing at the minimum. Online instruction receives minimal interaction and entails mostly reading the book and being tested on this. The input from most instructors is minimal. Some instructors provide no feedback or corrective measures at all. Grades are often delayed in getting to the student resulting in absolutely no idea of your final grade with half the grades not provided at the... Read More

Minority 9/23/2020

The nursing program is an absolute joke and I'm sorry I chose this uni over USF. There are several instructors with an axe to grind and who don't want you to succeed. You can be 4.0 all the way through until you get to these instructors. Extremely discouraging and for a nursing program that touts a caring philosophy, they should not have hired this instructor. She has damaged several of my classmates gpa average as well as my own for no other reason than she has a narcissistic personality and doesn't want... Read More