University of Colorado Denver Rankings by Salary Score

Salary Scores
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Bachelor's
 58
Master's
 55
Doctoral
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University of Colorado Denver's Top Rankings

University of Colorado Denver is ranked on 8 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


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 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 Denver Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Anthropology 87 100% 100% $25,000 $32,390 87
Architecture 36 100% 100% $20,500 $43,800 36
Biology, General 84 96% 96% $20,500 $34,420 84
Business Administration, Management and Operations 70 95% 95% $20,000 $47,660 70
Chemistry 35 93% 93% Not Reported $35,600 35
Civil Engineering 45 100% 100% $24,500 $60,570 45
Communication and Media Studies 82 96% 96% $19,000 $39,250 82
Computer and Information Sciences, General 79 100% 100% $28,000 $70,780 79
Criminal Justice and Corrections 57 95% 95% $19,060 $36,750 57
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 72 100% 100% $27,600 $25,770 72
Economics 36 88% 88% $25,940 $44,940 36
Education, General 23 95% 95% $17,810 $29,140 23
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 53 100% 100% $25,000 $71,200 53
English Language and Literature, General 70 93% 93% $25,500 $32,570 70
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 33 100% 100% $17,990 $27,340 33
Fine and Studio Arts 67 93% 93% $22,120 $28,600 67
Geography and Cartography 55 96% 96% $25,000 $37,330 55
History 20 100% 100% $23,000 $25,190 20
International/Global Studies 64 83% 83% $24,760 $36,670 64
Mathematics 49 96% 96% $12,500 $45,700 49
Mechanical Engineering 45 99% 99% $27,540 $64,870 45
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 53 100% 100% Not Reported $37,210 53
Music 29 96% 96% $21,500 $23,950 29
Political Science and Government 52 98% 98% $21,500 $35,650 52
Psychology, General 87 90% 90% $20,250 $35,250 87
Public Health 45 95% 95% $18,000 $33,990 45
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 32 98% 98% $22,400 $60,630 32
Research and Experimental Psychology 55 93% 93% $20,500 $33,990 55
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 71 97% 97% $24,820 $33,460 71
Sociology 87 87% 87% $19,110 $38,830 87

Salary Scores for CU Denver Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 66 98% 98% $27,170 $63,690 66
Architecture 52 98% 98% $72,230 $54,480 52
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 37 100% 100% Not Reported $68,670 37
Business Administration, Management and Operations 81 96% 96% $52,150 $89,790 81
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 26 100% 100% $60,610 $40,020 26
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 55 96% 96% $54,000 $56,190 55
Civil Engineering 51 100% 100% Not Reported $72,480 51
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 29 95% 95% Not Reported $41,710 29
Criminal Justice and Corrections 57 96% 96% $52,790 $52,110 57
Curriculum and Instruction 73 95% 95% $20,500 $53,940 73
Economics 74 100% 100% Not Reported $73,950 74
Education, General 26 94% 94% $28,040 $44,670 26
Educational Administration and Supervision 87 95% 95% $22,370 $71,580 87
Engineering, General 19 100% 100% Not Reported $74,580 19
English Language and Literature, General 73 100% 100% Not Reported $44,930 73
Finance and Financial Management Services 49 94% 94% $39,280 $76,460 49
Historic Preservation and Conservation 91 100% 100% Not Reported $50,860 91
History 50 95% 95% Not Reported $39,010 50
Human Resources Management and Services 65 92% 92% Not Reported $69,340 65
Information Science/Studies 62 97% 97% $29,980 $83,550 62
Landscape Architecture 49 100% 100% Not Reported $52,110 49
Library Science and Administration 100 95% 95% $26,540 $64,000 100
Marketing 52 88% 88% Not Reported $66,820 52
Medical Clinical Sciences/Graduate Medical Studies 54 100% 100% Not Reported $159,430 54
Music 98 92% 92% Not Reported $56,420 98
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 58 94% 94% Not Reported $52,110 58
Political Science and Government 61 90% 90% $49,290 $52,110 61
Public Administration 66 96% 96% $37,500 $58,820 66
Public Health 38 97% 97% $59,070 $50,440 38
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 33 99% 99% $54,300 $90,530 33
Social Sciences, General 57 93% 93% Not Reported $47,260 57
Special Education and Teaching 45 100% 100% Not Reported $49,210 45
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 47 91% 91% $48,180 $44,170 47
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 20 95% 95% Not Reported $40,730 20

Salary Scores for CU Denver Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences 76 97% 97% $189,640 $227,830 76
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 67 100% 100% $96,230 $90,350 67
Dentistry 71 99% 99% $223,530 $118,640 71
Educational Administration and Supervision 25 96% 96% Not Reported $70,460 25
Medicine 60 99% 99% $214,700 $58,780 60
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 52 97% 97% $170,360 $114,240 52
Public Administration 50 92% 92% Not Reported $71,850 50
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 40 100% 100% Not Reported $109,760 40
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 23 100% 100% $94,620 $66,400 23

Most Recent Reviews

cwstudent2 2/5/2021

My dream was to attend a private, liberal arts college in the pacific northwest. This did not work out, and I am so happy that I ended up attending CU Denver. Not only is my debt minimal thanks to financial aid and in-state tuition (along with some scholarships from CU), but I have learned so much from this school. Nearly all of my professors have been incredible, dedicated, and thoughtful. My major and minor teachers have been nothing but amazing and I sincerely enjoyed working with them. The Creative Writing... Read More

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