University of Colorado Denver Rankings Based on Salary

  • University of Colorado Denver ranks better than 59% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • University of Colorado Denver ranks better than 63% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at University of Colorado Denver

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

CU Denver ranks higher than 59% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Anthropology 87% $25,000 $32,391 87%
Architecture 36% $20,500 $43,798 36%
Biology, General 84% $20,500 $34,420 84%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 70% $20,000 $47,662 70%
Chemistry 35% Not Reported $35,600 35%
Civil Engineering 45% $24,500 $60,568 45%
Communication and Media Studies 82% $19,000 $39,249 82%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 79% $28,000 $70,776 79%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 57% $19,063 $36,745 57%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 72% $27,602 $25,774 72%
Economics 36% $25,935 $44,942 36%
Education, General 23% $17,812 $29,141 23%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 53% $25,000 $71,202 53%
English Language and Literature, General 70% $25,500 $32,569 70%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 33% $17,990 $27,343 33%
Fine and Studio Arts 67% $22,119 $28,598 67%
Geography and Cartography 55% $25,000 $37,328 55%
History 20% $23,000 $25,194 20%
International/Global Studies 64% $24,759 $36,668 64%
Mathematics 49% $12,500 $45,696 49%
Mechanical Engineering 45% $27,543 $64,865 45%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 53% Not Reported $37,208 53%
Music 29% $21,500 $23,946 29%
Political Science and Government 52% $21,500 $35,653 52%
Psychology, General 87% $20,250 $35,249 87%
Public Health 45% $18,000 $33,993 45%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 32% $22,396 $60,629 32%
Research and Experimental Psychology 55% $20,500 $33,993 55%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 71% $24,821 $33,459 71%
Sociology 87% $19,108 $38,829 87%

Salary Scores for CU Denver Master's Degrees

CU Denver ranks higher than 58% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 66% $27,165 $63,692 66%
Architecture 52% $72,226 $54,477 52%
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 37% Not Reported $68,666 37%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 81% $52,152 $89,790 81%
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 26% $60,613 $40,017 26%
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 55% $54,000 $56,189 55%
Civil Engineering 51% Not Reported $72,482 51%
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 29% Not Reported $41,705 29%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 57% $52,789 $52,107 57%
Curriculum and Instruction 73% $20,500 $53,942 73%
Economics 74% Not Reported $73,949 74%
Education, General 26% $28,036 $44,666 26%
Educational Administration and Supervision 87% $22,366 $71,575 87%
Engineering, General 19% Not Reported $74,576 19%
English Language and Literature, General 73% Not Reported $44,933 73%
Finance and Financial Management Services 49% $39,281 $76,460 49%
Historic Preservation and Conservation 91% Not Reported $50,856 91%
History 50% Not Reported $39,009 50%
Human Resources Management and Services 65% Not Reported $69,338 65%
Information Science/Studies 62% $29,978 $83,546 62%
Landscape Architecture 49% Not Reported $52,107 49%
Library Science and Administration 99% $26,540 $63,997 99%
Marketing 52% Not Reported $66,821 52%
Medical Clinical Sciences/Graduate Medical Studies 54% Not Reported $159,426 54%
Music 98% Not Reported $56,415 98%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 58% Not Reported $52,107 58%
Political Science and Government 61% $49,294 $52,107 61%
Public Administration 66% $37,500 $58,823 66%
Public Health 38% $59,065 $50,439 38%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 33% $54,295 $90,533 33%
Social Sciences, General 57% Not Reported $47,260 57%
Special Education and Teaching 45% Not Reported $49,214 45%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 47% $48,184 $44,170 47%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 20% Not Reported $40,728 20%

Salary Scores for CU Denver Doctoral Degrees

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

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences 76% $189,642 $227,834 76%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 67% $96,232 $90,348 67%
Dentistry 71% $223,528 $118,635 71%
Educational Administration and Supervision 25% Not Reported $70,456 25%
Medicine 60% $214,695 $58,779 60%
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 52% $170,360 $114,237 52%
Public Administration 50% Not Reported $71,854 50%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 40% Not Reported $109,763 40%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 23% $94,616 $66,401 23%

University of Colorado Denver Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Ikim22 12/4/2020

Very dissatisfied with the lack of support during the entirety of the program by the head of the primary peds nurse practitioner department. She did not set others up for success and used fear tactics towards students to prevent them from succeeding. Look elsewhere if primary peds is your specialty of interest

Jeremy Magin 9/29/2019

UCD is a smaller program than CU Boulder, but this can be beneficial as it results in smaller class sizes and more individualized attention. The campus is easy to navigate, if you live outside of downtown Denver the Light Rail serves 2 stops on campus and the cost is included in your tuition.