University of California-Irvine Rankings by Salary Score

Salary Scores
 38
Bachelor's
 91
Master's
 55
Doctoral
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University of California-Irvine's Top Rankings

University of California-Irvine is ranked on 3 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


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 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 UCI Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 46 94% 94% $19,870 $65,240 46
Anthropology 71 98% 98% $17,000 $29,370 71
Area Studies 55 79% 79% Not Reported $35,060 55
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 10 86% 86% Not Reported $24,420 10
Biology, General 18 88% 88% $15,500 $24,000 18
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 50 99% 99% $16,500 $57,320 50
Business Administration, Management and Operations 80 97% 97% $14,950 $50,270 80
Business/Managerial Economics 37 95% 95% $15,880 $44,720 37
Chemical Engineering 7 95% 95% $16,400 $55,290 7
Chemistry 54 96% 96% $15,000 $39,010 54
Civil Engineering 74 99% 99% $20,500 $64,680 74
Cognitive Science 34 92% 92% Not Reported $33,990 34
Computer and Information Sciences, General 41 89% 89% $20,000 $54,110 41
Computer Engineering 32 96% 96% $17,400 $65,560 32
Computer Science 59 93% 93% $15,000 $71,940 59
Criminology 22 92% 92% $15,800 $31,300 22
Dance 71 97% 97% $19,500 $26,740 71
Design and Applied Arts 94 91% 91% Not Reported $47,260 94
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 61 97% 97% $16,500 $24,420 61
Economics 28 89% 89% $17,890 $42,330 28
Education, General 20 93% 93% $16,770 $28,210 20
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 41 93% 93% $16,120 $68,710 41
English Language and Literature, General 30 94% 94% $15,730 $26,440 30
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 27 96% 96% Not Reported $52,110 27
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 28 86% 86% $17,600 $26,740 28
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 50 91% 91% $17,100 $26,620 50
Fine and Studio Arts 55 84% 84% $15,290 $26,880 55
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 12 100% 100% $19,750 $29,690 12
History 41 85% 85% $17,500 $29,250 41
International/Global Studies 55 89% 89% $17,000 $34,270 55
Journalism 32 95% 95% $18,240 $30,050 32
Management Information Systems and Services 64 100% 100% $18,500 $58,670 64
Mathematics 35 88% 88% $13,300 $41,790 35
Mechanical Engineering 25 96% 96% $16,500 $61,590 25
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 29 96% 96% $19,500 $31,550 29
Music 61 100% 100% $19,500 $29,690 61
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 63 100% 100% $17,760 $35,420 63
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 2 89% 89% $13,730 $25,530 2
Philosophy 47 91% 91% $15,000 $29,690 47
Physics 14 78% 78% $23,300 $31,840 14
Political Science and Government 44 93% 93% $17,500 $34,250 44
Psychology, General 42 89% 89% $16,000 $28,960 42
Public Health 29 96% 96% $16,130 $31,420 29
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 95 100% 100% $19,500 $83,700 95
Research and Experimental Psychology 39 94% 94% $14,740 $31,000 39
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 22 94% 94% $11,000 $27,280 22
Social Sciences, General 68 93% 93% $14,900 $38,030 68
Sociology 40 93% 93% $15,000 $31,170 40
Urban Studies/Affairs 40 92% 92% $17,500 $36,190 40

Salary Scores for UCI Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 59 97% 97% $28,500 $62,580 59
Biotechnology 62 100% 100% Not Reported $69,340 62
Business Administration, Management and Operations 93 97% 97% $72,390 $103,710 93
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 62 95% 95% $39,470 $57,320 62
Civil Engineering 88 92% 92% Not Reported $80,340 88
Criminology 99 92% 92% $35,580 $60,330 99
Dance 87 100% 100% Not Reported $44,970 87
Demography and Population Studies 24 94% 94% Not Reported $49,060 24
Health and Medical Administrative Services 100 100% 100% $101,950 $144,240 100
Mechanical Engineering 79 91% 91% Not Reported $91,080 79
Public Health 53 95% 95% $42,750 $55,510 53
Public Policy Analysis 23 87% 87% Not Reported $52,110 23
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 79 100% 100% $62,510 $119,060 79
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 17 100% 100% Not Reported $27,440 17
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 96 99% 99% $23,000 $60,160 96

Salary Scores for UCI Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 80 92% 92% Not Reported $63,010 80
Chemistry 31 91% 91% Not Reported $63,010 31
Economics 25 91% 91% Not Reported $81,500 25
Education, General 25 100% 100% Not Reported $67,100 25
Law 61 96% 96% $119,990 $77,000 61
Medicine 63 99% 99% $190,140 $59,030 63
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 24 81% 81% Not Reported $46,090 24
Physics 67 81% 81% Not Reported $91,740 67
Political Science and Government 32 93% 93% Not Reported $63,010 32
Research and Experimental Psychology 31 93% 93% Not Reported $57,320 31
Sociology 96 94% 94% Not Reported $83,180 96

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.