University of Iowa Rankings Based on Salary

  • University of Iowa ranks better than 62% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • University of Iowa ranks better than only 51% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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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 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 UI Bachelor's Degrees

UI ranks higher than 62% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 91% $21,941 $59,203 91%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 47% $24,850 $49,425 47%
Anthropology 82% $20,132 $31,236 82%
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 48% $21,579 $33,565 48%
Biology, General 93% $24,711 $36,745 93%
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 35% $23,955 $53,358 35%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 40% $21,500 $40,672 40%
Business/Commerce, General 60% Not Reported $46,673 60%
Chemical Engineering 38% $26,568 $64,493 38%
Civil Engineering 31% $26,500 $58,673 31%
Communication and Media Studies 90% $22,750 $41,500 90%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 37% $24,250 $23,649 37%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 47% $25,350 $56,738 47%
Dance 95% Not Reported $33,281 95%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 81% $23,250 $27,126 81%
Economics 37% $25,000 $45,127 37%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 52% $27,000 $70,903 52%
English Language and Literature, General 35% $24,000 $27,222 35%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 50% $26,004 $29,685 50%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 19% $19,556 $22,130 19%
Finance and Financial Management Services 65% $23,000 $54,421 65%
Fine and Studio Arts 77% $25,750 $30,186 77%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 72% $22,500 $32,925 72%
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs 42% $24,448 $29,141 42%
History 77% $24,554 $35,701 77%
Human Resources Management and Services 58% $20,500 $47,506 58%
Industrial Engineering 65% $26,000 $70,776 65%
International Relations and National Security Studies 37% $23,489 $33,993 37%
International/Global Studies 34% $22,354 $28,816 34%
Journalism 84% $23,250 $38,000 84%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 72% $23,250 $36,992 72%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 10% Not Reported $21,508 10%
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 79% $20,490 $63,253 79%
Marketing 85% $22,500 $49,401 85%
Mathematics 65% $21,500 $50,439 65%
Mechanical Engineering 44% $25,000 $64,687 44%
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 57% $25,988 $35,416 57%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 64% $21,001 $39,729 64%
Music 57% $22,436 $28,960 57%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 24% $23,750 $28,236 24%
Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate) 55% $25,225 $38,649 55%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 78% $27,000 $36,398 78%
Political Science and Government 63% $19,500 $37,671 63%
Psychology, General 70% $21,500 $32,391 70%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 27% $19,105 $59,004 27%
Religion/Religious Studies 76% Not Reported $32,925 76%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 27% $23,359 $28,443 27%
Social Work 68% $23,000 $34,230 68%
Sociology 44% $21,500 $31,747 44%
Statistics 52% Not Reported $59,124 52%

Salary Scores for UI Master's Degrees

UI ranks higher than 60% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 46% $14,000 $60,623 46%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 89% $40,268 $97,959 89%
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 8% Not Reported $45,696 8%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 34% $60,483 $53,179 34%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 52% Not Reported $33,993 52%
Educational Administration and Supervision 25% $20,043 $47,260 25%
Fine and Studio Arts 13% $18,273 $21,508 13%
Journalism 99% Not Reported $65,573 99%
Library Science and Administration 36% $32,230 $41,937 36%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 29% Not Reported $33,993 29%
Music 31% Not Reported $26,353 31%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 80% Not Reported $46,087 80%
Public Health 87% $42,277 $69,338 87%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 19% Not Reported $46,589 19%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 28% Not Reported $31,314 28%
Social Work 38% $45,775 $44,001 38%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 48% Not Reported $44,468 48%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 32% Not Reported $45,696 32%

Salary Scores for UI Doctoral Degrees

UI ranks higher than 43% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 85% $35,197 $74,576 85%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 83% Not Reported $78,343 83%
Dentistry 93% $222,770 $136,398 93%
English Language and Literature, General 0% Not Reported $30,173 0%
Law 44% $59,711 $63,788 44%
Medicine 58% $173,044 $58,529 58%
Music 14% $50,647 $31,305 14%
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 11% $140,612 $103,654 11%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 31% $96,000 $104,033 31%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 27% $90,112 $67,149 27%

Salary Scores for UI Certificates

UI ranks higher than 99% of colleges for certificates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 99% Not Reported $100,414 99%

University of Iowa Reviews

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