University of Colorado Boulder Rankings by Salary Score

Salary Scores
 68
Bachelor's
 54
Master's
 42
Doctoral
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University of Colorado Boulder's Top Rankings

University of Colorado Boulder is ranked on 6 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


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 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 CU Boulder Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 93 94% 94% $23,000 $73,380 93
Anthropology 45 100% 100% $17,500 $26,060 45
Applied Mathematics 70 95% 95% Not Reported $64,490 70
Architectural Engineering 57 96% 96% Not Reported $65,490 57
Astronomy and Astrophysics 65 92% 92% $18,140 $42,120 65
Biochemical Engineering 24 92% 92% $24,710 $52,110 24
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 62 98% 98% $20,500 $36,040 62
Business Administration, Management and Operations 90 98% 98% $18,540 $54,310 90
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 60 97% 97% $20,500 $32,570 60
Chemical Engineering 44 95% 95% $24,500 $65,610 44
Chemistry 87 95% 95% $22,950 $46,670 87
Civil Engineering 60 96% 96% $18,710 $62,580 60
Communication and Media Studies 92 95% 95% $16,720 $42,470 92
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 24 97% 97% $18,500 $21,230 24
Computer Engineering 56 100% 100% $16,640 $73,320 56
Computer Science 62 97% 97% $25,000 $73,770 62
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 57 100% 100% Not Reported $24,040 57
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 14 76% 76% Not Reported $20,140 14
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 77 98% 98% $19,500 $31,720 77
Economics 47 92% 92% $19,500 $47,910 47
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 34 100% 100% $27,000 $67,160 34
English Language and Literature, General 51 95% 95% $20,000 $29,690 51
Environmental Design 52 92% 92% $20,580 $41,190 52
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 54 97% 97% $25,000 $55,960 54
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 4 91% 91% $17,300 $20,990 4
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 78 96% 96% $21,250 $30,500 78
Fine and Studio Arts 42 89% 89% $19,500 $25,190 42
Geography and Cartography 40 92% 92% $22,250 $34,700 40
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 67 91% 91% $21,940 $39,930 67
History 61 81% 81% $18,810 $32,770 61
International/Global Studies 52 90% 90% $19,500 $33,460 52
Journalism 93 97% 97% $18,040 $40,680 93
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 49 100% 100% Not Reported $29,140 49
Mathematics 52 86% 86% $18,000 $46,670 52
Mechanical Engineering 32 98% 98% $20,000 $62,900 32
Music 49 93% 93% $19,000 $27,580 49
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 49 93% 93% $17,500 $32,930 49
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 55 97% 97% $20,500 $30,620 55
Philosophy 42 71% 71% Not Reported $28,600 42
Physics 63 92% 92% $25,000 $47,260 63
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences 73 95% 95% $20,500 $31,080 73
Political Science and Government 46 99% 99% $19,500 $34,670 46
Psychology, General 80 95% 95% $20,000 $33,890 80
Religion/Religious Studies 43 100% 100% Not Reported $25,190 43
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 56 96% 96% $20,500 $33,990 56
Sociology 70 95% 95% $19,500 $35,490 70

Salary Scores for CU Boulder Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 55 100% 100% Not Reported $61,920 55
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 50 100% 100% $30,750 $88,420 50
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education 49 100% 100% Not Reported $56,230 49
Business Administration, Management and Operations 68 99% 99% $51,810 $81,390 68
Civil Engineering 40 97% 97% $30,300 $70,460 40
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 35 100% 100% $50,300 $53,360 35
Computer Science 51 92% 92% Not Reported $101,070 51
Curriculum and Instruction 19 96% 96% Not Reported $42,680 19
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 63 100% 100% Not Reported $98,400 63
Engineering, General 91 100% 100% $26,500 $108,850 91
English Language and Literature, General 27 93% 93% Not Reported $33,900 27
Fine and Studio Arts 47 93% 93% $19,940 $30,770 47
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 29 100% 100% Not Reported $33,990 29
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 40 100% 100% $27,500 $78,970 40
Mechanical Engineering 11 100% 100% Not Reported $72,480 11
Music 42 100% 100% $22,900 $29,690 42
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 48 96% 96% Not Reported $49,840 48
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 77 92% 92% Not Reported $55,960 77

Salary Scores for CU Boulder Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 39 95% 95% Not Reported $102,600 39
Civil Engineering 10 95% 95% Not Reported $58,670 10
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 73 100% 100% Not Reported $76,460 73
Law 43 96% 96% $100,080 $63,600 43
Political Science and Government 38 92% 92% Not Reported $64,000 38

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