University of California-Irvine Rankings Based on Salary

  • University of California-Irvine ranks better than only 38% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • University of California-Irvine ranks better than 91% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at University of California-Irvine

We calculated a salary score for each of University of California-Irvine'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 California-Irvine 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 UCI Bachelor's Degrees

UCI ranks higher than 38% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 46% $19,866 $65,238 46%
Anthropology 71% $17,000 $29,374 71%
Area Studies 55% Not Reported $35,060 55%
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 10% Not Reported $24,421 10%
Biology, General 18% $15,500 $23,998 18%
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 50% $16,500 $57,318 50%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 80% $14,950 $50,272 80%
Business/Managerial Economics 37% $15,879 $44,723 37%
Chemical Engineering 7% $16,400 $55,286 7%
Chemistry 54% $15,000 $39,009 54%
Civil Engineering 74% $20,500 $64,679 74%
Cognitive Science 34% Not Reported $33,993 34%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 41% $20,000 $54,109 41%
Computer Engineering 32% $17,400 $65,557 32%
Computer Science 59% $15,000 $71,935 59%
Criminology 22% $15,800 $31,303 22%
Dance 71% $19,500 $26,739 71%
Design and Applied Arts 94% Not Reported $47,260 94%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 61% $16,500 $24,421 61%
Economics 28% $17,889 $42,329 28%
Education, General 20% $16,765 $28,213 20%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 41% $16,124 $68,708 41%
English Language and Literature, General 30% $15,732 $26,442 30%
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 27% Not Reported $52,107 27%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 28% $17,604 $26,739 28%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 50% $17,100 $26,620 50%
Fine and Studio Arts 55% $15,289 $26,880 55%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 12% $19,750 $29,685 12%
History 41% $17,500 $29,250 41%
International/Global Studies 55% $16,998 $34,271 55%
Journalism 32% $18,242 $30,047 32%
Management Information Systems and Services 64% $18,500 $58,673 64%
Mathematics 35% $13,300 $41,789 35%
Mechanical Engineering 25% $16,500 $61,594 25%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 29% $19,500 $31,547 29%
Music 61% $19,500 $29,685 61%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 63% $17,757 $35,416 63%
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 2% $13,727 $25,525 2%
Philosophy 47% $15,000 $29,685 47%
Physics 14% $23,304 $31,839 14%
Political Science and Government 44% $17,500 $34,251 44%
Psychology, General 42% $16,000 $28,960 42%
Public Health 29% $16,133 $31,423 29%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 95% $19,500 $83,704 95%
Research and Experimental Psychology 39% $14,735 $30,995 39%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 22% $11,000 $27,281 22%
Social Sciences, General 68% $14,900 $38,034 68%
Sociology 40% $15,000 $31,171 40%
Urban Studies/Affairs 40% $17,500 $36,185 40%

Salary Scores for UCI Master's Degrees

UCI ranks higher than 91% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 59% $28,500 $62,579 59%
Biotechnology 62% Not Reported $69,338 62%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 93% $72,389 $103,705 93%
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 62% $39,470 $57,318 62%
Civil Engineering 88% Not Reported $80,336 88%
Criminology 99% $35,583 $60,325 99%
Dance 87% Not Reported $44,971 87%
Demography and Population Studies 24% Not Reported $49,058 24%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 99% $101,947 $144,240 99%
Mechanical Engineering 79% Not Reported $91,078 79%
Public Health 53% $42,752 $55,512 53%
Public Policy Analysis 23% Not Reported $52,107 23%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 79% $62,510 $119,061 79%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 17% Not Reported $27,439 17%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 96% $23,000 $60,159 96%

Salary Scores for UCI Doctoral Degrees

UCI ranks higher than 55% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 80% Not Reported $63,005 80%
Chemistry 31% Not Reported $63,005 31%
Economics 25% Not Reported $81,498 25%
Education, General 25% Not Reported $67,101 25%
Law 61% $119,986 $76,998 61%
Medicine 63% $190,144 $59,031 63%
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 24% Not Reported $46,087 24%
Physics 67% Not Reported $91,744 67%
Political Science and Government 32% Not Reported $63,005 32%
Research and Experimental Psychology 31% Not Reported $57,318 31%
Sociology 96% Not Reported $83,177 96%

University of California-Irvine Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Sam 9/29/2019

Overall, attending U.C. Irvine for my undergraduate studies was a very bland, unexciting and lackluster experience that I regretted almost instantly. The school does very little for the students in terms of on-campus activities and their career center is of very little help - especially compared to what I have heard from friends at other universities. The vibe of the school feels very subdued. I was very envious of schools like UCLA and USC that had many more activities, resources, events and proud and helpful... Read More

John Doe 7/26/2019

Great school, lots of motivated students and expect to work hard if you are a pre-health student. I was a pre-dental student and there was 400 students in each class, expect competition with office hours consisting of around 30 students. If you are pre-health I recommend getting into research.