University of Alabama Rankings Based on Salary

  • University of Alabama ranks better than 54% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • University of Alabama ranks better than only 47% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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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 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 UA Bachelor's Degrees

UA ranks higher than 54% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 74% $23,250 $53,883 74%
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 47% $26,000 $65,486 47%
Anthropology 69% $24,250 $29,141 69%
Apparel and Textiles 41% $25,000 $35,274 41%
Area Studies 70% Not Reported $38,289 70%
Biology, General 43% $23,250 $28,055 43%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 53% $25,000 $43,629 53%
Business/Managerial Economics 54% $25,250 $48,849 54%
Chemical Engineering 29% $22,500 $62,508 29%
Civil Engineering 53% $26,848 $61,651 53%
Communication and Media Studies 69% $22,750 $36,668 69%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 74% $21,500 $67,995 74%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 39% $22,250 $33,741 39%
Dance 38% $25,000 $21,508 38%
Design and Applied Arts 79% $25,002 $41,565 79%
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 40% $26,000 $31,314 40%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 8% $25,000 $16,992 8%
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 32% Not Reported $25,658 32%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 46% $25,000 $69,710 46%
English Language and Literature, General 38% $21,935 $27,669 38%
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies 58% $27,000 $39,153 58%
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 59% $24,000 $31,021 59%
Finance and Financial Management Services 56% $21,875 $52,107 56%
Fine and Studio Arts 59% $25,250 $27,497 59%
Geography and Cartography 83% Not Reported $42,682 83%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 89% $23,000 $44,971 89%
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 26% $27,000 $31,133 26%
History 46% $19,500 $30,228 46%
Hospitality Administration/Management 36% $21,250 $35,307 36%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 53% $22,500 $30,119 53%
International Relations and National Security Studies 39% $22,500 $34,420 39%
Journalism 35% $23,150 $30,499 35%
Management Information Systems and Services 95% $24,000 $73,251 95%
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 60% $24,750 $56,979 60%
Marketing 85% $23,430 $49,493 85%
Mathematics 76% $22,000 $53,775 76%
Mechanical Engineering 62% $25,750 $67,402 62%
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 71% $25,000 $35,274 71%
Music 54% $21,000 $28,405 54%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 35% $20,000 $30,409 35%
Political Science and Government 65% $23,000 $38,092 65%
Psychology, General 29% $23,544 $27,319 29%
Public Health 20% $24,250 $29,685 20%
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 67% $25,000 $40,346 67%
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 52% $25,000 $31,523 52%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 21% $18,750 $56,748 21%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 44% Not Reported $31,839 44%
Social Work 62% $23,250 $33,459 62%
Special Education and Teaching 50% $25,000 $38,289 50%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 65% $23,500 $37,738 65%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 17% $26,000 $31,585 17%

Salary Scores for UA Master's Degrees

UA ranks higher than 39% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 43% Not Reported $60,106 43%
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 5% Not Reported $71,575 5%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 68% $35,889 $81,031 68%
Civil Engineering 28% Not Reported $68,219 28%
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 58% Not Reported $48,667 58%
Communication and Media Studies 46% Not Reported $47,260 46%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 59% $41,000 $57,318 59%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 80% Not Reported $41,789 80%
Educational Administration and Supervision 37% $32,654 $52,107 37%
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 81% $27,564 $50,231 81%
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 25% $30,750 $48,563 25%
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies 88% $42,892 $93,646 88%
Library Science and Administration 43% $29,234 $42,841 43%
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 53% Not Reported $85,637 53%
Marketing 24% $20,500 $50,606 24%
Music 49% Not Reported $31,839 49%
Public Administration 12% Not Reported $41,205 12%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 29% $27,983 $87,973 29%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 4% Not Reported $36,668 4%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 12% Not Reported $25,194 12%
Social Work 13% $30,750 $39,254 13%
Special Education and Teaching 24% $28,775 $44,666 24%
Taxation 17% Not Reported $62,260 17%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 54% $21,000 $47,630 54%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 5% $30,750 $35,416 5%

Salary Scores for UA Doctoral Degrees

UA ranks higher than 47% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Chemistry 37% Not Reported $66,171 37%
Educational Administration and Supervision 46% $68,701 $81,210 46%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 85% Not Reported $76,460 85%
Law 43% $63,595 $63,572 43%
Psychology, General 74% Not Reported $74,241 74%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 41% $26,714 $110,878 41%

University of Alabama Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

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.

Jessica 7/30/2019

I attended The University of Alabama from 2015-2018 and received a degree in Management Information Systems and a Global Studies Certificate. I had a very positive undergraduate experience because of the immense academic support, excellent business school, and myriad of extracurricular activities. My academic counselors were excellent and willing to give me academic and personal advice. They were easy to contact, and happy to help. I enjoyed the rigorous business and technology classes that the business school... Read More