The University of Montana Rankings by Salary Score

Salary Scores
 44
Associate
 26
Bachelor's
 22
Master's
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The University of Montana's Top Ranking

The University of Montana is ranked on 1 list of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at The University of Montana

We calculated a salary score for each of The University of Montana'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 The University of Montana 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 UM Associate Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services 44 93% 93% Not Reported $34,700 44
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 44 95% 95% $14,750 $45,090 44
Computer and Information Sciences, General 70 94% 94% Not Reported $37,210 70
Culinary Arts and Related Services 88 100% 100% Not Reported $31,310 88
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies 19 100% 100% Not Reported $40,900 19
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 43 86% 86% $14,730 $24,420 43
Precision Metal Working 22 100% 100% $19,130 $35,060 22
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 41 98% 98% $31,000 $56,280 41

Salary Scores for UM Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 18 95% 95% $27,000 $41,190 18
Anthropology 51 91% 91% $23,820 $26,740 51
Biology, General 17 94% 94% $26,880 $23,930 17
Business Administration, Management and Operations 35 94% 94% $24,500 $39,630 35
Communication and Media Studies 42 96% 96% $23,420 $32,280 42
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 8 100% 100% Not Reported $16,790 8
Computer and Information Sciences, General 63 100% 100% $20,900 $63,010 63
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 38 100% 100% $24,500 $21,850 38
Education, General 39 98% 98% $30,300 $32,420 39
English Language and Literature, General 15 96% 96% $28,000 $23,460 15
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 5 83% 83% Not Reported $21,510 5
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 28 93% 93% $20,000 $23,540 28
Fine and Studio Arts 17 97% 97% $26,000 $21,310 17
Forestry 19 100% 100% $16,500 $33,280 19
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 81 93% 93% Not Reported $42,680 81
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs 33 94% 94% $25,500 $26,640 33
History 43 92% 92% $26,000 $29,690 43
Journalism 16 100% 100% $23,250 $27,090 16
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 10 98% 98% $22,000 $23,460 10
Management Information Systems and Services 56 91% 91% $27,000 $56,420 56
Mathematics 25 93% 93% $22,290 $38,290 25
Music 49 100% 100% $25,000 $27,490 49
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 16 97% 97% $18,430 $26,120 16
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 22 92% 92% $25,000 $28,960 22
Philosophy 9 100% 100% Not Reported $18,770 9
Political Science and Government 18 97% 97% $20,500 $28,960 18
Psychology, General 21 95% 95% $23,560 $26,050 21
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 61 100% 100% $17,450 $33,990 61
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 6 91% 91% Not Reported $21,780 6
Social Sciences, General 24 100% 100% Not Reported $29,690 24
Social Work 33 94% 94% $25,500 $30,190 33
Sociology 37 99% 99% $25,000 $30,770 37
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 20 97% 97% $29,000 $31,940 20
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 3 97% 97% $25,000 $26,520 3
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management 17 98% 98% $21,200 $23,300 17

Salary Scores for UM Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 42 100% 100% Not Reported $59,850 42
Anthropology 9 100% 100% Not Reported $29,690 9
Business Administration, Management and Operations 34 98% 98% $31,350 $61,520 34
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 52 100% 100% Not Reported $47,260 52
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 19 100% 100% $42,510 $50,180 19
Curriculum and Instruction 30 93% 93% $31,000 $45,380 30
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 5 100% 100% Not Reported $33,990 5
Public Administration 21 100% 100% Not Reported $45,130 21
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 23 95% 95% Not Reported $29,690 23
Social Work 13 100% 100% $46,800 $39,370 13
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 9 95% 95% $48,000 $35,420 9
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 18 90% 90% $47,820 $40,280 18
Visual and Performing Arts, General 85 100% 100% Not Reported $49,020 85

Salary Scores for UM Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Law 28 99% 99% $76,990 $50,920 28
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 60 97% 97% $46,410 $115,750 60
Psychology, General 57 100% 100% Not Reported $69,340 57
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 21 100% 100% $76,750 $65,980 21

Salary Scores for UM Certificates

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Ground Transportation 7 100% 100% Not Reported $25,190 7

Most Recent Reviews

Tarren Andrews 9/26/2019

I loved the University of Montana. It felt big when I needed it to and small when I felt overwhelmed. The faculty was dedicated, passionate, and present, something I didn't realize was rare until I got to a much, much bigger university where all the faculty offices are always closed and dark because the professors are rarely there. I still communicate with my professors from UM, and usually try to have coffee or lunch with them when I go back to visit. UM's academic strengths are in Forestry, Journalism, Social... Read More

TB 8/12/2019

The University of Montana is a great place to go to school. I loved my time in Missoula and wouldn't trade it for the world. I am originally from the Pacific North West and wanted to stay close enough to home but still be far enough away to get the college experience. The only ting I would have changed was the cost of attendance. Other then that I had a great college experience at UM. Dorms are nice. Can't beat a Griz game early in the fall either!! The athletic training education program faculty are top notch.... Read More