Indiana University - Bloomington Rankings by Salary Score

Salary Scores
 73
Bachelor's
 78
Master's
 44
Doctoral
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Indiana University - Bloomington's Top Rankings

Indiana University - Bloomington is ranked on 8 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Indiana University - Bloomington

We calculated a salary score for each of Indiana University - Bloomington'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 Indiana University - Bloomington 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 IU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Anthropology 35 90% 90% $19,190 $24,810 35
Apparel and Textiles 95 98% 98% $20,690 $45,210 95
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management 51 93% 93% $20,070 $29,140 51
Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians 26 100% 100% Not Reported $25,190 26
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 94 95% 95% $17,000 $45,700 94
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 40 93% 93% $22,460 $32,070 40
Biology, General 73 92% 92% $21,500 $32,230 73
Business/Commerce, General 99 98% 98% $20,500 $66,150 99
Chemistry 54 98% 98% $23,250 $39,010 54
Communication and Media Studies 86 94% 94% $21,380 $40,450 86
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 65 89% 89% $22,500 $28,240 65
Computer and Information Sciences, General 57 97% 97% $22,500 $60,480 57
Computer Science 62 99% 99% $23,000 $73,450 62
Criminal Justice and Corrections 60 100% 100% $18,250 $37,260 60
Design and Applied Arts 63 95% 95% $21,250 $37,750 63
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 48 96% 96% $22,920 $22,980 48
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 14 68% 68% $19,140 $20,140 14
Economics 58 98% 98% $19,500 $51,040 58
English Language and Literature, General 31 94% 94% $19,000 $26,670 31
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 7 100% 100% $21,500 $22,060 7
Fine and Studio Arts 54 92% 92% $19,500 $26,740 54
Geography and Cartography 36 100% 100% Not Reported $33,990 36
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 40 79% 79% Not Reported $33,990 40
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 67 98% 98% $21,400 $32,340 67
International Relations and National Security Studies 18 83% 83% $18,750 $29,320 18
Journalism 90 98% 98% $18,910 $39,650 90
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 31 94% 94% $20,140 $29,280 31
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 10 83% 83% $19,140 $21,510 10
Mathematics 68 91% 91% $20,870 $51,270 68
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 53 88% 88% $25,980 $34,800 53
Music 11 98% 98% $18,930 $19,230 11
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 63 90% 90% $20,600 $35,420 63
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 26 95% 95% $22,500 $25,190 26
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 77 98% 98% $19,500 $36,210 77
Physics 35 76% 76% $25,000 $39,370 35
Political Science and Government 48 94% 94% $20,140 $34,910 48
Psychology, General 59 95% 95% $21,390 $31,070 59
Public Administration 60 96% 96% $20,500 $46,130 60
Public Health 87 99% 99% $19,000 $41,730 87
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 53 94% 94% $18,680 $31,720 53
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 16 97% 97% $23,100 $54,740 16
Religion/Religious Studies 29 88% 88% Not Reported $21,960 29
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 16 90% 90% $17,890 $25,860 16
Social Work 62 96% 96% $18,370 $33,460 62
Sociology 68 98% 98% $19,520 $35,060 68
Special Education and Teaching 82 100% 100% $21,210 $42,680 82
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 80 97% 97% $21,500 $40,000 80
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 40 97% 97% $20,930 $35,420 40
Zoology/Animal Biology 74 94% 94% $20,330 $27,300 74

Salary Scores for IU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 94 98% 98% $28,000 $70,600 94
Area Studies 52 100% 100% Not Reported $42,680 52
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management 55 95% 95% $41,000 $46,090 55
Business/Commerce, General 96 97% 97% $41,000 $118,060 96
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 41 100% 100% Not Reported $44,750 41
Educational Administration and Supervision 60 97% 97% $38,660 $59,820 60
Fine and Studio Arts 43 92% 92% $41,000 $29,690 43
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 34 100% 100% Not Reported $39,730 34
Human Computer Interaction 49 92% 92% $41,000 $81,700 49
Library Science and Administration 42 98% 98% $41,000 $42,680 42
Music 21 93% 93% $35,950 $22,420 21
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 72 100% 100% $41,000 $55,810 72
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 84 93% 93% Not Reported $46,670 84
Public Administration 65 99% 99% $40,000 $58,670 65
Public Health 17 97% 97% $32,500 $41,730 17
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 35 100% 100% $32,000 $42,120 35
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 32 97% 97% Not Reported $43,430 32
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 29 94% 94% $36,000 $44,870 29

Salary Scores for IU Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Anthropology 74 94% 94% Not Reported $57,320 74
Chemistry 29 88% 88% Not Reported $61,520 29
Communication and Media Studies 73 87% 87% Not Reported $66,820 73
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 33 100% 100% Not Reported $71,020 33
Curriculum and Instruction 16 87% 87% Not Reported $57,320 16
Educational Administration and Supervision 29 100% 100% Not Reported $72,800 29
English Language and Literature, General 7 95% 95% Not Reported $41,940 7
History 21 75% 75% Not Reported $44,970 21
Law 46 98% 98% $81,500 $65,240 46
Music 78 97% 97% $49,000 $45,380 78
Optometry 39 98% 98% $156,170 $98,170 39
Sociology 92 94% 94% Not Reported $80,960 92

Reviews by Program

Most Recent Reviews

Raphael 11/4/2019

A lot of the professors were retired professionals whose knowledge was transferrable from older, obsolete media. While general concepts were taught, a lot of the information wasnt directly transferrable to contemporary media and business strategies. Additionally, political ideology of said professors always seemed to find its way into discussions, creating unnecessary division amongst the class and created tension not conducive to thoughtful conversation. Overall, I was able to learn from their experiences... Read More

Jerome Williams 9/5/2019

Overall Indiana University is a pretty great college to attend. Being one of the largest colleges in the United States, students have access to a ton of resources from career services, to mentors, to numerous clubs to join. Despite its size it's fairly easy to find a place for yourself if you put in the effort. Their Religious Studies program is top notch with specialized professors spanning the entire gamut of religious beliefs. Unfortunately, outside of someone looking to go to graduate school, I cannot... Read More

If you want to get a job immediately after college, I would recommend students applying for SICE (School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering) or the Kelley School of Business. SICE is doing some interesting things right now with emerging technology and the Kelley School is well known for creating talent like Mark Cuban.