Indiana University - Bloomington Rankings Based on Salary

  • Indiana University - Bloomington ranks better than 73% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Indiana University - Bloomington ranks better than 70% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Indiana University - Bloomington's Top Rankings

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 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 IU Bachelor's Degrees

IU ranks higher than 73% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Anthropology 35% $19,186 $24,808 35%
Apparel and Textiles 95% $20,685 $45,207 95%
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management 51% $20,069 $29,141 51%
Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians 26% Not Reported $25,194 26%
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 94% $17,000 $45,696 94%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 40% $22,458 $32,071 40%
Biology, General 73% $21,500 $32,234 73%
Business/Commerce, General 99% $20,500 $66,149 99%
Chemistry 54% $23,250 $39,009 54%
Communication and Media Studies 86% $21,383 $40,452 86%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 65% $22,500 $28,236 65%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 57% $22,500 $60,478 57%
Computer Science 62% $23,000 $73,446 62%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 60% $18,250 $37,260 60%
Design and Applied Arts 63% $21,250 $37,748 63%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 48% $22,922 $22,983 48%
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 14% $19,138 $20,140 14%
Economics 58% $19,500 $51,035 58%
English Language and Literature, General 31% $19,000 $26,669 31%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 7% $21,500 $22,055 7%
Fine and Studio Arts 54% $19,500 $26,739 54%
Geography and Cartography 36% Not Reported $33,987 36%
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 40% Not Reported $33,993 40%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 67% $21,398 $32,342 67%
International Relations and National Security Studies 18% $18,750 $29,322 18%
Journalism 90% $18,907 $39,647 90%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 31% $20,140 $29,277 31%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 10% $19,138 $21,508 10%
Mathematics 68% $20,868 $51,273 68%
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 53% $25,983 $34,801 53%
Music 11% $18,925 $19,227 11%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 63% $20,603 $35,416 63%
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 26% $22,500 $25,194 26%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 77% $19,500 $36,214 77%
Physics 35% $25,000 $39,369 35%
Political Science and Government 48% $20,143 $34,908 48%
Psychology, General 59% $21,388 $31,072 59%
Public Administration 60% $20,500 $46,134 60%
Public Health 87% $19,000 $41,725 87%
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 53% $18,676 $31,721 53%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 16% $23,095 $54,744 16%
Religion/Religious Studies 29% Not Reported $21,964 29%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 16% $17,885 $25,856 16%
Social Work 62% $18,371 $33,459 62%
Sociology 68% $19,515 $35,060 68%
Special Education and Teaching 82% $21,208 $42,682 82%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 80% $21,500 $39,997 80%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 40% $20,929 $35,416 40%
Zoology/Animal Biology 74% $20,326 $27,295 74%

Salary Scores for IU Master's Degrees

IU ranks higher than 78% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 94% $28,000 $70,596 94%
Area Studies 52% Not Reported $42,682 52%
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management 55% $41,000 $46,087 55%
Business/Commerce, General 96% $41,000 $118,058 96%
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 41% Not Reported $44,747 41%
Educational Administration and Supervision 60% $38,656 $59,824 60%
Fine and Studio Arts 43% $41,000 $29,685 43%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 34% Not Reported $39,729 34%
Human Computer Interaction 49% $41,000 $81,702 49%
Library Science and Administration 42% $41,000 $42,682 42%
Music 21% $35,950 $22,420 21%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 72% $41,000 $55,813 72%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 84% Not Reported $46,673 84%
Public Administration 65% $40,000 $58,673 65%
Public Health 17% $32,500 $41,725 17%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 35% $32,000 $42,123 35%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 32% Not Reported $43,426 32%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 29% $36,000 $44,869 29%

Salary Scores for IU Doctoral Degrees

IU ranks higher than 44% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Anthropology 74% Not Reported $57,318 74%
Chemistry 29% Not Reported $61,516 29%
Communication and Media Studies 73% Not Reported $66,821 73%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 33% Not Reported $71,015 33%
Curriculum and Instruction 16% Not Reported $57,318 16%
Educational Administration and Supervision 29% Not Reported $72,796 29%
English Language and Literature, General 7% Not Reported $41,937 7%
History 21% Not Reported $44,971 21%
Law 46% $81,500 $65,238 46%
Music 78% $49,000 $45,383 78%
Optometry 39% $156,166 $98,168 39%
Sociology 92% Not Reported $80,964 92%

Indiana University - Bloomington Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Mary 1/27/2020

Indiana U. was a severe disappointment to our entire family. My child left after two years there after being a physics major. We found a particular professor to be extremely bad. There was no help for homework problems during class, he was busy with research during office hours and so was very unhelpful, there was no allocation of a TA for student usage by the University and they have strict policies in place when students use the internet to try to save themselves by completing homework assignments with online... Read More

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