University of Colorado Boulder Rankings Based on Salary

  • University of Colorado Boulder ranks better than 68% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • University of Colorado Boulder ranks better than 74% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at University of Colorado Boulder

We calculated a salary score for each of University of Colorado Boulder'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 Colorado Boulder 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 CU Boulder Bachelor's Degrees

CU Boulder ranks higher than 68% 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 93% $23,000 $73,378 93%
Anthropology 45% $17,500 $26,063 45%
Applied Mathematics 70% Not Reported $64,493 70%
Architectural Engineering 57% Not Reported $65,486 57%
Astronomy and Astrophysics 65% $18,139 $42,123 65%
Biochemical Engineering 24% $24,709 $52,107 24%
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 62% $20,500 $36,042 62%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 90% $18,540 $54,309 90%
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 60% $20,500 $32,569 60%
Chemical Engineering 44% $24,500 $65,610 44%
Chemistry 87% $22,954 $46,673 87%
Civil Engineering 60% $18,710 $62,579 60%
Communication and Media Studies 92% $16,723 $42,472 92%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 24% $18,500 $21,234 24%
Computer Engineering 56% $16,644 $73,321 56%
Computer Science 62% $25,000 $73,769 62%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 57% Not Reported $24,035 57%
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 14% Not Reported $20,140 14%
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 77% $19,500 $31,721 77%
Economics 47% $19,500 $47,911 47%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 34% $27,000 $67,164 34%
English Language and Literature, General 51% $20,000 $29,685 51%
Environmental Design 52% $20,575 $41,193 52%
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 54% $25,000 $55,964 54%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 4% $17,300 $20,990 4%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 78% $21,250 $30,499 78%
Fine and Studio Arts 42% $19,500 $25,194 42%
Geography and Cartography 40% $22,250 $34,704 40%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 67% $21,944 $39,927 67%
History 61% $18,813 $32,772 61%
International/Global Studies 52% $19,500 $33,459 52%
Journalism 93% $18,042 $40,684 93%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 49% Not Reported $29,141 49%
Mathematics 52% $18,000 $46,673 52%
Mechanical Engineering 32% $20,000 $62,898 32%
Music 49% $19,000 $27,584 49%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 49% $17,500 $32,925 49%
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 55% $20,500 $30,616 55%
Philosophy 42% Not Reported $28,598 42%
Physics 63% $25,000 $47,260 63%
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences 73% $20,500 $31,081 73%
Political Science and Government 46% $19,500 $34,667 46%
Psychology, General 80% $20,000 $33,886 80%
Religion/Religious Studies 43% Not Reported $25,194 43%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 56% $20,500 $33,993 56%
Sociology 70% $19,500 $35,487 70%

Salary Scores for CU Boulder Master's Degrees

CU Boulder ranks higher than 54% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 55% Not Reported $61,922 55%
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 50% $30,750 $88,416 50%
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education 49% Not Reported $56,234 49%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 68% $51,807 $81,391 68%
Civil Engineering 40% $30,300 $70,456 40%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 35% $50,304 $53,358 35%
Computer Science 51% Not Reported $101,072 51%
Curriculum and Instruction 19% Not Reported $42,682 19%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 63% Not Reported $98,403 63%
Engineering, General 91% $26,495 $108,852 91%
English Language and Literature, General 27% Not Reported $33,900 27%
Fine and Studio Arts 47% $19,944 $30,771 47%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 29% Not Reported $33,993 29%
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 40% $27,500 $78,971 40%
Mechanical Engineering 11% Not Reported $72,482 11%
Music 42% $22,901 $29,685 42%
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 48% Not Reported $49,840 48%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 77% Not Reported $55,964 77%

Salary Scores for CU Boulder Doctoral Degrees

CU Boulder ranks higher than 42% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 39% Not Reported $102,600 39%
Civil Engineering 10% Not Reported $58,673 10%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 73% Not Reported $76,460 73%
Law 43% $100,082 $63,600 43%
Political Science and Government 38% Not Reported $63,997 38%

University of Colorado Boulder Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

James Crosby 12/3/2019

This school is alright. The main problem I had was with the Office of the registrar. Beth Hesterman was rude, condescending, and had the worst social skills ever. We mainly had e-mail contact and even then she was completely unprofessional. Ultimately I decided to go to this school and once I was accepted and I didn't have to deal with Beth anymore, my experience got a lot better. My advice is to try and get a different Registrar Staff member to help, because Beth is the worst and will make your experience... Read More

Joshua Small 6/29/2019

The lack of diversity at this campus left something to be desired, but the academic staff were very supportive and well-read. The cultural climate of the time allowed for a very relaxed tone, except for finals. Refuse the hedonism that loans may offer you, and instead restrict yourself to their financial study and the belt-tightening that will only build great habits regarding all other aspects of finance.

All in all, it was a complicated time full of fun, games, cheap and greasy snacks, and wild antics typical... Read More