The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Rankings by Salary Score

Salary Scores
 39
Bachelor's
 43
Master's
 37
Doctoral

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville's Top Rankings

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville is ranked on 4 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at University of Tennessee Knoxville

We calculated a salary score for each of University of Tennessee Knoxville'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 University of Tennessee Knoxville 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 UT Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 65 96% $19,500 $51,690 65
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 0 100% $23,990 $42,680 0
Agricultural Public Services 2 90% Not Reported $22,190 2
Animal Sciences 25 98% $23,250 $27,370 25
Anthropology 32 97% $22,270 $24,270 32
Architecture 50 98% $25,880 $46,380 50
Biology, General 20 93% $21,730 $24,560 20
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 24 95% $24,590 $50,270 24
Business Administration, Management and Operations 87 98% $20,500 $53,010 87
Business/Managerial Economics 45 93% $21,500 $46,670 45
Chemical Engineering 20 99% $25,000 $60,190 20
Chemistry 10 98% $18,500 $29,140 10
Civil Engineering 25 100% $20,000 $57,640 25
Communication and Media Studies 63 96% $19,250 $35,640 63
Computer Science 49 95% $20,250 $67,450 49
Design and Applied Arts 70 94% $22,750 $39,210 70
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 57 100% $22,500 $24,040 57
Economics 32 97% $19,500 $43,430 32
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 40 98% $22,750 $68,330 40
English Language and Literature, General 19 90% $20,250 $24,420 19
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies 71 100% $20,500 $41,570 71
Finance and Financial Management Services 51 96% $18,750 $50,970 51
Fine and Studio Arts 28 95% $27,750 $23,130 28
Food Science and Technology 22 94% $22,250 $38,650 22
Forestry 3 100% Not Reported $26,520 3
Geography and Cartography 51 96% $20,000 $36,670 51
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 18 100% $23,250 $31,420 18
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 49 94% $20,500 $30,140 49
History 27 96% $18,000 $26,640 27
Hospitality Administration/Management 35 98% $20,500 $35,060 35
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 34 98% $20,500 $27,910 34
Human Resources Management and Services 38 96% $18,000 $43,800 38
Industrial Engineering 64 100% $21,600 $70,460 64
Journalism 19 99% $21,200 $27,820 19
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 11 93% $20,000 $21,780 11
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 36 99% $18,750 $49,860 36
Marketing 30 96% $19,500 $38,830 30
Mathematics 24 95% $25,000 $37,980 24
Mechanical Engineering 74 99% $22,250 $69,490 74
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 16 93% $21,500 $27,650 16
Music 55 97% $26,000 $28,600 55
Nuclear Engineering 50 86% $25,000 $62,410 50
Nutrition Sciences 12 97% $18,500 $24,420 12
Philosophy 22 100% $25,000 $23,580 22
Physics 7 94% $26,590 $27,050 7
Plant Sciences 4 89% $24,000 $24,420 4
Political Science and Government 34 95% $22,000 $32,390 34
Psychology, General 24 95% $21,000 $26,590 24
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 34 97% $19,000 $35,770 34
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 14 99% $14,770 $53,840 14
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 71 100% Not Reported $36,850 71
Social Work 24 95% $18,500 $29,140 24
Sociology 60 94% $18,750 $33,990 60
Soil Sciences 43 94% $23,000 $43,240 43
Special Education and Teaching 1 92% $18,380 $27,440 1
Statistics 19 100% Not Reported $42,680 19
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management 83 98% $21,000 $33,140 83

Salary Scores for UT Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 72 99% $20,500 $64,840 72
Architecture 51 95% Not Reported $54,420 51
Business Administration, Management and Operations 93 99% $38,500 $102,740 93
Civil Engineering 29 100% Not Reported $68,500 29
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 26 100% $41,000 $41,010 26
Communication and Media Studies 20 90% Not Reported $38,290 20
Fine and Studio Arts 86 100% Not Reported $41,030 86
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 35 99% $32,630 $39,830 35
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 43 93% Not Reported $40,420 43
Human Resources Management and Services 37 95% Not Reported $58,000 37
Industrial Engineering 64 100% Not Reported $87,600 64
Library Science and Administration 22 100% $35,500 $39,800 22
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 58 100% $30,660 $88,100 58
Mechanical Engineering 65 100% Not Reported $87,310 65
Music 32 97% $29,100 $26,590 32
Nutrition Sciences 41 100% Not Reported $47,850 41
Public Health 31 95% Not Reported $48,040 31
Public Policy Analysis 3 100% Not Reported $39,910 3
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 45 98% $39,470 $97,860 45
Social Work 27 99% $41,000 $42,200 27
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 22 100% Not Reported $39,520 22
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 19 99% $20,500 $42,270 19

Salary Scores for UT Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Chemistry 14 94% Not Reported $52,110 14
Education, General 37 100% Not Reported $71,580 37
Law 37 97% $61,500 $58,740 37
Mathematics 36 100% Not Reported $57,320 36
Nuclear Engineering 24 92% Not Reported $86,870 24
Veterinary Medicine 42 99% $162,000 $79,370 42

Most Recent Reviews

Victoria 12/19/2019

The University of Tennessee has all of the resources of public university and the staff of a private university. While UTK can seem overwhelmingly large, professors and staff are committed to helping students succeed. Even after graduation, my professors went above and beyond to write letters of recommendation that helped me get into one of the most competitive masters programs in the country and went a step further to write a second letter to help me secure a scholarship. While I was at UT, I was in a sorority,... Read More

Ree 10/11/2019

My experience at UTK was pretty good. I enjoyed the friendships, the many opportunities to volunteer, and living in a college town. I loved the atmosphere of being around people who wanted to learn and better their lives. I'm sure I probably wouldn't recognize the school because of all of the construction going on, which was a negative for me. Also, I did not receive financial aid as an out-of-state student. However, I have heard they were doing a better job of that. As far as my program, I would say it was... Read More