University of Alabama Rankings by Salary Score

Salary Scores
 54
Bachelor's
 39
Master's
 47
Doctoral
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University of Alabama's Top Ranking

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


Salary and Debt by Major at University of Alabama

We calculated a salary score for each of University of Alabama'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 Alabama 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 UA Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 74 99% 99% $23,250 $53,880 74
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 47 100% 100% $26,000 $65,490 47
Anthropology 69 94% 94% $24,250 $29,140 69
Apparel and Textiles 41 100% 100% $25,000 $35,270 41
Area Studies 70 95% 95% Not Reported $38,290 70
Biology, General 43 96% 96% $23,250 $28,060 43
Business Administration, Management and Operations 53 94% 94% $25,000 $43,630 53
Business/Managerial Economics 54 100% 100% $25,250 $48,850 54
Chemical Engineering 29 93% 93% $22,500 $62,510 29
Civil Engineering 53 98% 98% $26,850 $61,650 53
Communication and Media Studies 69 96% 96% $22,750 $36,670 69
Computer and Information Sciences, General 74 98% 98% $21,500 $68,000 74
Criminal Justice and Corrections 39 97% 97% $22,250 $33,740 39
Dance 38 95% 95% $25,000 $21,510 38
Design and Applied Arts 79 93% 93% $25,000 $41,570 79
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 40 92% 92% $26,000 $31,310 40
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 8 100% 100% $25,000 $16,990 8
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 32 100% 100% Not Reported $25,660 32
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 46 98% 98% $25,000 $69,710 46
English Language and Literature, General 38 92% 92% $21,940 $27,670 38
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies 58 99% 99% $27,000 $39,150 58
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 59 90% 90% $24,000 $31,020 59
Finance and Financial Management Services 56 97% 97% $21,880 $52,110 56
Fine and Studio Arts 59 90% 90% $25,250 $27,500 59
Geography and Cartography 83 100% 100% Not Reported $42,680 83
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 89 100% 100% $23,000 $44,970 89
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 26 83% 83% $27,000 $31,130 26
History 46 89% 89% $19,500 $30,230 46
Hospitality Administration/Management 36 97% 97% $21,250 $35,310 36
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 53 97% 97% $22,500 $30,120 53
International Relations and National Security Studies 39 90% 90% $22,500 $34,420 39
Journalism 35 98% 98% $23,150 $30,500 35
Management Information Systems and Services 95 100% 100% $24,000 $73,250 95
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 60 98% 98% $24,750 $56,980 60
Marketing 85 99% 99% $23,430 $49,490 85
Mathematics 76 100% 100% $22,000 $53,780 76
Mechanical Engineering 62 99% 99% $25,750 $67,400 62
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 71 92% 92% $25,000 $35,270 71
Music 54 95% 95% $21,000 $28,410 54
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 35 100% 100% $20,000 $30,410 35
Political Science and Government 65 93% 93% $23,000 $38,090 65
Psychology, General 29 96% 96% $23,540 $27,320 29
Public Health 20 96% 96% $24,250 $29,690 20
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 67 98% 98% $25,000 $40,350 67
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 52 94% 94% $25,000 $31,520 52
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 21 99% 99% $18,750 $56,750 21
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 44 92% 92% Not Reported $31,840 44
Social Work 62 99% 99% $23,250 $33,460 62
Special Education and Teaching 50 95% 95% $25,000 $38,290 50
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 65 98% 98% $23,500 $37,740 65
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 17 97% 97% $26,000 $31,590 17

Salary Scores for UA Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 43 100% 100% Not Reported $60,110 43
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 5 100% 100% Not Reported $71,580 5
Business Administration, Management and Operations 68 99% 99% $35,890 $81,030 68
Civil Engineering 28 100% 100% Not Reported $68,220 28
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 58 100% 100% Not Reported $48,670 58
Communication and Media Studies 46 100% 100% Not Reported $47,260 46
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 59 100% 100% $41,000 $57,320 59
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 80 100% 100% Not Reported $41,790 80
Educational Administration and Supervision 37 100% 100% $32,650 $52,110 37
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 81 96% 96% $27,560 $50,230 81
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 25 96% 96% $30,750 $48,560 25
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies 88 91% 91% $42,890 $93,650 88
Library Science and Administration 43 93% 93% $29,230 $42,840 43
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 53 100% 100% Not Reported $85,640 53
Marketing 24 97% 97% $20,500 $50,610 24
Music 49 100% 100% Not Reported $31,840 49
Public Administration 12 100% 100% Not Reported $41,210 12
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 29 100% 100% $27,980 $87,970 29
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 4 88% 88% Not Reported $36,670 4
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 12 100% 100% Not Reported $25,190 12
Social Work 13 96% 96% $30,750 $39,250 13
Special Education and Teaching 24 100% 100% $28,780 $44,670 24
Taxation 17 100% 100% Not Reported $62,260 17
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 54 93% 93% $21,000 $47,630 54
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 5 91% 91% $30,750 $35,420 5

Salary Scores for UA Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Chemistry 37 100% 100% Not Reported $66,170 37
Educational Administration and Supervision 46 98% 98% $68,700 $81,210 46
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 85 100% 100% Not Reported $76,460 85
Law 43 97% 97% $63,600 $63,570 43
Psychology, General 74 100% 100% Not Reported $74,240 74
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 41 97% 97% $26,710 $110,880 41

Most Recent Reviews

Lorenzo L 8/9/2021

My experience so far is one of pride that I have been able to be apart of my university. The dedication and hard work that has been put into my two years so far has allowed me to succeed in many ways, as well as increasing my self-development skills. The university is a great place to study and I would suggest it to anyone.

Maddie Payne 11/5/2019

I highly recommend The University of Alabama to any student. Being an out of state student who knew no one when I first got to campus, I had the opportunity to meet so many new people and some of my very best friends because of all of the campus involvement available to students. I loved my major and my advisors always made sure I was on track with my classes and internships.