The University of Montana Rankings Based on Salary

  • The University of Montana ranks better than only 26% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • The University of Montana ranks better than only 43% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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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 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 UM Associate Degrees

UM ranks higher than 44% of colleges for associate degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services 44% Not Reported $34,704 44%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 44% $14,750 $45,094 44%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 70% Not Reported $37,208 70%
Culinary Arts and Related Services 88% Not Reported $31,314 88%
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies 19% Not Reported $40,896 19%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 43% $14,734 $24,421 43%
Precision Metal Working 22% $19,125 $35,060 22%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 41% $31,000 $56,276 41%

Salary Scores for UM Bachelor's Degrees

UM ranks higher than 26% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 18% $27,000 $41,193 18%
Anthropology 51% $23,822 $26,739 51%
Biology, General 17% $26,875 $23,930 17%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 35% $24,499 $39,626 35%
Communication and Media Studies 42% $23,424 $32,284 42%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 8% Not Reported $16,786 8%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 63% $20,903 $63,005 63%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 38% $24,500 $21,850 38%
Education, General 39% $30,298 $32,419 39%
English Language and Literature, General 15% $28,000 $23,456 15%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 5% Not Reported $21,508 5%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 28% $20,000 $23,538 28%
Fine and Studio Arts 17% $26,000 $21,312 17%
Forestry 19% $16,500 $33,281 19%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 81% Not Reported $42,682 81%
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs 33% $25,500 $26,643 33%
History 43% $26,000 $29,685 43%
Journalism 16% $23,250 $27,091 16%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 10% $22,000 $23,456 10%
Management Information Systems and Services 56% $27,000 $56,415 56%
Mathematics 25% $22,286 $38,289 25%
Music 49% $25,000 $27,488 49%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 16% $18,425 $26,121 16%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 22% $25,000 $28,960 22%
Philosophy 9% Not Reported $18,771 9%
Political Science and Government 18% $20,500 $28,960 18%
Psychology, General 21% $23,562 $26,048 21%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 61% $17,452 $33,993 61%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 6% Not Reported $21,781 6%
Social Sciences, General 24% Not Reported $29,685 24%
Social Work 33% $25,500 $30,186 33%
Sociology 37% $25,000 $30,771 37%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 20% $29,000 $31,939 20%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 3% $25,000 $26,519 3%
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management 17% $21,200 $23,297 17%

Salary Scores for UM Master's Degrees

UM ranks higher than 22% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 42% Not Reported $59,846 42%
Anthropology 9% Not Reported $29,685 9%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 34% $31,353 $61,516 34%
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 52% Not Reported $47,260 52%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 19% $42,512 $50,182 19%
Curriculum and Instruction 30% $31,000 $45,383 30%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 5% Not Reported $33,993 5%
Public Administration 21% Not Reported $45,128 21%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 23% Not Reported $29,685 23%
Social Work 13% $46,801 $39,369 13%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 9% $47,997 $35,416 9%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 18% $47,822 $40,281 18%
Visual and Performing Arts, General 85% Not Reported $49,019 85%

Salary Scores for UM Doctoral Degrees

UM ranks higher than 37% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Law 28% $76,994 $50,922 28%
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 60% $46,414 $115,753 60%
Psychology, General 57% Not Reported $69,338 57%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 21% $76,751 $65,976 21%

Salary Scores for UM Certificates

UM ranks higher than 7% of colleges for certificates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Ground Transportation 7% Not Reported $25,194 7%

The University of Montana Reviews

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