University of Iowa Rankings by Salary Score

Salary Scores
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Bachelor's
 60
Master's
 43
Doctoral
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University of Iowa's Top Rankings

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


Salary and Debt by Major at University of Iowa

We calculated a salary score for each of University of Iowa'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 Iowa 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 UI Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 91 100% 100% $21,940 $59,200 91
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 47 97% 97% $24,850 $49,430 47
Anthropology 82 94% 94% $20,130 $31,240 82
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 48 90% 90% $21,580 $33,570 48
Biology, General 93 97% 97% $24,710 $36,750 93
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 35 96% 96% $23,960 $53,360 35
Business Administration, Management and Operations 40 97% 97% $21,500 $40,670 40
Business/Commerce, General 60 100% 100% Not Reported $46,670 60
Chemical Engineering 38 100% 100% $26,570 $64,490 38
Civil Engineering 31 100% 100% $26,500 $58,670 31
Communication and Media Studies 90 98% 98% $22,750 $41,500 90
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 37 95% 95% $24,250 $23,650 37
Computer and Information Sciences, General 47 98% 98% $25,350 $56,740 47
Dance 95 100% 100% Not Reported $33,280 95
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 81 98% 98% $23,250 $27,130 81
Economics 37 97% 97% $25,000 $45,130 37
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 52 98% 98% $27,000 $70,900 52
English Language and Literature, General 35 91% 91% $24,000 $27,220 35
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 50 100% 100% $26,000 $29,690 50
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 19 95% 95% $19,560 $22,130 19
Finance and Financial Management Services 65 99% 99% $23,000 $54,420 65
Fine and Studio Arts 77 94% 94% $25,750 $30,190 77
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 72 97% 97% $22,500 $32,930 72
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs 42 94% 94% $24,450 $29,140 42
History 77 90% 90% $24,550 $35,700 77
Human Resources Management and Services 58 98% 98% $20,500 $47,510 58
Industrial Engineering 65 100% 100% $26,000 $70,780 65
International Relations and National Security Studies 37 89% 89% $23,490 $33,990 37
International/Global Studies 34 94% 94% $22,350 $28,820 34
Journalism 84 97% 97% $23,250 $38,000 84
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 72 96% 96% $23,250 $36,990 72
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 10 82% 82% Not Reported $21,510 10
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 79 100% 100% $20,490 $63,250 79
Marketing 85 100% 100% $22,500 $49,400 85
Mathematics 65 100% 100% $21,500 $50,440 65
Mechanical Engineering 44 99% 99% $25,000 $64,690 44
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 57 100% 100% $25,990 $35,420 57
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 64 96% 96% $21,000 $39,730 64
Music 57 100% 100% $22,440 $28,960 57
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 24 100% 100% $23,750 $28,240 24
Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate) 55 98% 98% $25,230 $38,650 55
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 78 99% 99% $27,000 $36,400 78
Political Science and Government 63 96% 96% $19,500 $37,670 63
Psychology, General 70 96% 96% $21,500 $32,390 70
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 27 100% 100% $19,110 $59,000 27
Religion/Religious Studies 76 100% 100% Not Reported $32,930 76
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 27 90% 90% $23,360 $28,440 27
Social Work 68 96% 96% $23,000 $34,230 68
Sociology 44 100% 100% $21,500 $31,750 44
Statistics 52 100% 100% Not Reported $59,120 52

Salary Scores for UI Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 46 96% 96% $14,000 $60,620 46
Business Administration, Management and Operations 89 97% 97% $40,270 $97,960 89
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 8 100% 100% Not Reported $45,700 8
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 34 100% 100% $60,480 $53,180 34
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 52 100% 100% Not Reported $33,990 52
Educational Administration and Supervision 25 95% 95% $20,040 $47,260 25
Fine and Studio Arts 13 95% 95% $18,270 $21,510 13
Journalism 100 94% 94% Not Reported $65,570 100
Library Science and Administration 36 96% 96% $32,230 $41,940 36
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 29 92% 92% Not Reported $33,990 29
Music 31 93% 93% Not Reported $26,350 31
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 80 100% 100% Not Reported $46,090 80
Public Health 87 100% 100% $42,280 $69,340 87
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 19 89% 89% Not Reported $46,590 19
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 28 94% 94% Not Reported $31,310 28
Social Work 38 96% 96% $45,780 $44,000 38
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 48 100% 100% Not Reported $44,470 48
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 32 91% 91% Not Reported $45,700 32

Salary Scores for UI Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 85 95% 95% $35,200 $74,580 85
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 83 100% 100% Not Reported $78,340 83
Dentistry 93 100% 100% $222,770 $136,400 93
English Language and Literature, General 0 94% 94% Not Reported $30,170 0
Law 44 98% 98% $59,710 $63,790 44
Medicine 58 100% 100% $173,040 $58,530 58
Music 14 96% 96% $50,650 $31,310 14
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 11 99% 99% $140,610 $103,650 11
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 31 100% 100% $96,000 $104,030 31
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 27 99% 99% $90,110 $67,150 27

Salary Scores for UI Certificates

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 100 100% 100% Not Reported $100,410 100

Most Recent Reviews

Amanda Tressel 12/1/2019

The University of Iowa has a wonderful reputation of being a research medical school. Wanting to go into the health field this was extremely desirable to me. However, once I Transferred to the University of Iowa from a smaller community college, I realized I needed more one on one attention that the university could not provide. Most of my instructors did not speak English as a primary language which made learning difficult materials such as chemistry statistics and biology very challenging for me. I did not... Read More

Kierra Lewis 6/30/2019

I enjoyed my time at the University of Iowa. I wish I took advantage of more opportunities during my time there. There are plenty of ways for you to get involved on campus and make your mark. I will say unfortunately there is a lack of diversity on campus, and that can sometimes get to you, however, I believe by the time I was graduated, the school was taking more of an initiative to make the campus more inclusive. Other than that I enjoyed my time at Iowa, I took advantage of the many student organizations,... Read More