University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign Rankings Based on Salary

  • University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign ranks better than 75% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign ranks better than 77% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign's Top Rankings

Salary and Debt by Major at U of I Urbana-Champaign

We calculated a salary score for each of U of I Urbana-Champaign'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 U of I Urbana-Champaign 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 75% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 99% $16,000 $66,787 99%
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 73% $20,056 $69,002 73%
Agricultural Business and Management 93% $15,000 $53,984 93%
Agricultural Engineering 57% $19,000 $58,131 57%
Animal Sciences 11% $17,000 $24,846 11%
Anthropology 38% $21,309 $25,194 38%
Architecture 22% $20,963 $40,641 22%
Area Studies 65% $18,500 $36,992 65%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 22% $18,000 $26,430 22%
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 94% $21,000 $73,164 94%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 99% $19,500 $64,741 99%
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 20% $20,500 $26,850 20%
Chemical Engineering 71% $21,500 $71,295 71%
Chemistry 76% $20,900 $43,540 76%
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 54% Not Reported $42,682 54%
Civil Engineering 74% $18,500 $64,741 74%
Communication and Media Studies 87% $17,000 $40,728 87%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 46% $18,500 $25,194 46%
Computer Engineering 87% $19,500 $85,585 87%
Computer Science 99% $18,250 $117,393 99%
Dance 36% $26,000 $21,234 36%
Design and Applied Arts 85% $25,500 $43,240 85%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 32% $24,172 $21,234 32%
Economics 57% $19,500 $50,970 57%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 63% $20,188 $73,321 63%
Engineering Mechanics 84% $19,500 $71,486 84%
Engineering Physics 48% $20,500 $59,417 48%
Engineering, General 71% Not Reported $66,325 71%
English Language and Literature, General 92% $20,000 $37,640 92%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 99% Not Reported $38,289 99%
Finance and Financial Management Services 98% $18,500 $71,619 98%
Fine and Studio Arts 22% $20,995 $22,192 22%
Food Science and Technology 49% $22,250 $45,435 49%
Geography and Cartography 88% $15,500 $44,384 88%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 41% Not Reported $35,701 41%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 46% $19,500 $29,685 46%
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 57% $20,500 $37,568 57%
History 62% $20,500 $32,925 62%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 89% $19,500 $35,330 89%
Industrial Engineering 72% $21,497 $72,134 72%
Journalism 75% $19,000 $36,398 75%
Management Information Systems and Services 95% $19,000 $73,112 95%
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 86% $16,500 $66,461 86%
Marketing 99% $19,500 $61,437 99%
Materials Engineering 68% $20,030 $68,499 68%
Mathematics 47% $19,000 $45,249 47%
Mathematics and Computer Science 74% $21,500 $103,078 74%
Mechanical Engineering 84% $18,750 $71,457 84%
Music 14% $25,000 $20,140 14%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 14% $17,997 $25,580 14%
Nuclear Engineering 96% $20,500 $74,576 96%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 88% $19,000 $38,751 88%
Philosophy 21% $17,750 $23,351 21%
Physics 35% $20,500 $39,369 35%
Plant Sciences 72% $16,004 $42,309 72%
Political Science and Government 65% $19,720 $37,980 65%
Psychology, General 65% $17,750 $31,758 65%
Public Health 62% $19,449 $36,793 62%
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 93% $20,369 $46,165 93%
Research and Experimental Psychology 19% $19,000 $26,611 19%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 18% $17,750 $22,627 18%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 70% $20,500 $36,608 70%
Social Work 57% $17,404 $32,925 57%
Sociology 74% $18,173 $36,130 74%
Special Education and Teaching 95% $19,705 $46,254 95%
Statistics 64% $15,000 $64,659 64%
Systems Engineering 23% $18,750 $55,512 23%
Systems Science and Theory 23% $20,725 $32,092 23%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 89% $19,972 $41,831 89%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 82% $20,516 $41,813 82%

Salary Scores for U of I Master's Degrees

U of I ranks higher than 67% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 79% $28,319 $66,096 79%
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 40% Not Reported $85,760 40%
Animal Sciences 66% Not Reported $63,005 66%
Architecture 62% $41,434 $55,884 62%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 93% $66,426 $103,668 93%
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 69% Not Reported $58,673 69%
Civil Engineering 50% $22,985 $72,274 50%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 48% $62,990 $55,547 48%
Computer Science 99% Not Reported $163,014 99%
Curriculum and Instruction 56% Not Reported $50,621 56%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 71% $18,298 $39,009 71%
Education, General 77% $27,724 $56,716 77%
Educational Administration and Supervision 69% Not Reported $63,005 69%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 81% Not Reported $106,421 81%
Engineering-Related Fields 31% $56,400 $80,273 31%
Food Science and Technology 22% Not Reported $48,041 22%
Human Resources Management and Services 95% $49,200 $89,424 95%
Library Science and Administration 54% $32,000 $44,153 54%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 14% Not Reported $26,353 14%
Mechanical Engineering 83% Not Reported $92,632 83%
Music 28% $37,658 $25,194 28%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 48% Not Reported $49,683 48%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 69% $30,750 $44,728 69%
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 88% Not Reported $65,238 88%
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 79% Not Reported $55,512 79%
Social Work 34% $39,336 $43,445 34%
Special Education and Teaching 35% Not Reported $47,260 35%
Statistics 62% Not Reported $92,632 62%
Taxation 94% Not Reported $103,078 94%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 34% Not Reported $43,798 34%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 78% $24,000 $56,234 78%

Salary Scores for U of I Doctoral Degrees

U of I ranks higher than 53% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Communication and Media Studies 76% Not Reported $67,660 76%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 32% Not Reported $106,421 32%
English Language and Literature, General 29% Not Reported $48,432 29%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 21% Not Reported $58,673 21%
Law 58% $71,701 $74,666 58%
Music 32% $24,173 $36,134 32%
Physics 8% Not Reported $55,338 8%
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 31% $118,529 $62,012 31%
Veterinary Medicine 60% $168,829 $81,364 60%

University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Rajiv Kamaria 12/15/2019

Attending University of Illinois was a life changing experience for me. I grew into the man I am today and set myself up for the future. The well-rounded experience at UIUC was the reason why. It's not just academics. It's not just extracurriculars. Its not just the social scene. It's all of it combined together. Few universities around the country offer top notch education, the #1 party school, and a diverse and intricate student body to interact with. I would highly recommend the University of Illinois at... Read More

Mark McKown 8/27/2019

I thoroughly enjoyed my time as a student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. It was a transformational experience that allowed me to pursue not only a rigorous academic environment, but an engaging, humanistic one too. Studying in the College of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Studies was the best option for me. I loved the people across the college from administration, professors, and fellow students. What we study is relevant, targeted, and research-based. Furthermore, it is a very... Read More