University of Idaho Rankings Based on Salary

  • University of Idaho ranks better than only 38% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • University of Idaho ranks better than only 43% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at University of Idaho

We calculated a salary score for each of University of Idaho'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 Idaho 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 U of I Bachelor's Degrees

U of I ranks higher than 38% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 31% $25,500 $44,635 31%
Agricultural Business and Management 91% $15,000 $53,358 91%
Agricultural Mechanization 25% Not Reported $47,729 25%
Agricultural Public Services 45% Not Reported $36,134 45%
Animal Sciences 26% $26,577 $27,503 26%
Apparel and Textiles 2% Not Reported $25,194 2%
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 29% $24,414 $29,685 29%
Biology, General 44% $26,000 $28,236 44%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 95% $20,854 $57,318 95%
Business/Managerial Economics 30% $25,000 $42,682 30%
Chemical Engineering 71% $27,000 $71,202 71%
Chemistry 73% $21,851 $42,682 73%
Civil Engineering 45% $29,935 $60,623 45%
Computer Science 65% $19,500 $75,204 65%
Design and Applied Arts 81% Not Reported $42,123 81%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 57% $24,949 $24,035 57%
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 59% Not Reported $29,141 59%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 43% $27,000 $68,965 43%
English Language and Literature, General 20% $23,770 $24,615 20%
Finance and Financial Management Services 48% $21,500 $50,182 48%
Fine and Studio Arts 79% $28,302 $30,409 79%
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management 15% $25,000 $25,194 15%
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services 89% $25,000 $39,369 89%
Forestry 53% $25,000 $39,585 53%
Geography and Cartography 8% Not Reported $26,896 8%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 57% Not Reported $38,289 57%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 49% $22,312 $30,047 49%
History 15% $25,000 $24,035 15%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 40% $30,920 $28,598 40%
Human Resources Management and Services 18% $24,641 $39,153 18%
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies 32% $27,000 $26,933 32%
International Relations and National Security Studies 29% $21,400 $32,284 29%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 41% $30,429 $31,133 41%
Management Information Systems and Services 32% $25,000 $49,683 32%
Marketing 41% $24,810 $40,964 41%
Mathematics 14% Not Reported $33,993 14%
Mechanical Engineering 25% $24,750 $61,516 25%
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 30% Not Reported $30,771 30%
Music 53% Not Reported $28,236 53%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 24% $14,500 $28,212 24%
Natural Resources Management and Policy 13% Not Reported $25,194 13%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 23% Not Reported $29,141 23%
Plant Sciences 22% $18,650 $31,851 22%
Political Science and Government 25% $21,950 $30,554 25%
Psychology, General 32% $20,861 $27,679 32%
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 13% $22,000 $31,702 13%
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 33% $24,000 $28,236 33%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 16% $20,000 $22,094 16%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 45% $22,550 $31,907 45%
Sociology 37% $24,820 $30,771 37%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 29% $22,500 $33,335 29%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 53% $23,250 $37,208 53%
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management 37% $22,495 $26,585 37%

Salary Scores for U of I Master's Degrees

U of I ranks higher than 30% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 10% Not Reported $53,108 10%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 1% $69,370 $38,289 1%
Architecture 13% $28,500 $48,326 13%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 81% Not Reported $90,412 81%
Curriculum and Instruction 19% Not Reported $42,682 19%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 64% Not Reported $37,208 64%
Educational Administration and Supervision 73% $21,781 $64,706 73%
Mechanical Engineering 9% Not Reported $71,854 9%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 74% $39,800 $56,415 74%
Natural Resources Management and Policy 16% $22,523 $37,748 16%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 29% Not Reported $38,289 29%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 28% Not Reported $50,105 28%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 6% Not Reported $21,508 6%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 40% Not Reported $45,128 40%

Salary Scores for U of I Doctoral Degrees

U of I ranks higher than 30% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 17% $53,956 $58,673 17%
Law 31% $97,842 $53,150 31%

University of Idaho Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Alondra Maldonado 6/11/2019

Great institution located in a beautiful college town. Its a school that is small enough to care, big enough to matter.
The school has many resources for students to take advantage of such as the career center that helps current student and alumni alike. There are more than 150 student led organizations so that students can always be involved and feel at home. Outside of campus, there are many quaint shops and cafes that provide a fun time for students.
Overall, belonging to the Vandal family is an experience... Read More

Melanie Hawkins 6/19/2017

I had many wonderful opportunities to learn and grow at the University of Idaho. I was surrounded by great faculty who took time to meet with me and help me learn and who were willing to answer my questions. I studied Piano Performance and feel that I was prepared to apply and be accepted to graduate programs. I will be attending graduate school at Roosevelt University in the Fall of 2017 and hope to use this scholarship towards furthering my education. At the University of Idaho, I was taught not only skills... Read More