University of Kansas Rankings by Salary Score

Salary Scores
 59
Bachelor's
 44
Master's
 49
Doctoral
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University of Kansas's Top Rankings

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


Salary and Debt by Major at University of Kansas

We calculated a salary score for each of University of Kansas'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 Kansas 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 KU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 35 97% 97% $21,500 $45,580 35
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 47 100% 100% $18,660 $65,390 47
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 57 100% 100% $21,000 $53,980 57
Anthropology 15 100% 100% $15,000 $21,510 15
Architectural Engineering 78 100% 100% $23,880 $68,670 78
Area Studies 65 82% 82% $25,380 $37,210 65
Behavioral Sciences 47 94% 94% $23,250 $30,050 47
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 70 97% 97% $24,000 $37,750 70
Biology, General 59 93% 93% $25,000 $30,190 59
Business Administration, Management and Operations 88 98% 98% $20,000 $53,430 88
Business/Commerce, General 57 99% 99% $19,890 $46,010 57
Chemical Engineering 20 100% 100% $20,620 $60,130 20
Chemistry 36 100% 100% Not Reported $35,770 36
Civil Engineering 71 100% 100% $25,000 $64,200 71
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 78 100% 100% Not Reported $63,500 78
Communication and Media Studies 87 99% 99% $23,000 $40,770 87
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 51 100% 100% $22,000 $25,970 51
Computer and Information Sciences, General 68 97% 97% $25,730 $65,130 68
Computer Engineering 26 100% 100% $24,000 $63,010 26
Design and Applied Arts 60 96% 96% $22,750 $37,050 60
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 63 96% 96% $23,250 $24,730 63
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 9 73% 73% Not Reported $17,720 9
Economics 44 95% 95% $21,500 $47,260 44
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 47 93% 93% Not Reported $70,010 47
English Language and Literature, General 47 95% 95% $20,280 $29,020 47
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 42 94% 94% $20,500 $28,600 42
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 50 97% 97% $24,000 $26,590 50
Finance and Financial Management Services 54 96% 96% $22,400 $51,690 54
Fine and Studio Arts 21 93% 93% $20,500 $21,960 21
Geography and Cartography 33 100% 100% Not Reported $33,450 33
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 75 100% 100% $26,000 $41,570 75
Health and Medical Administrative Services 87 100% 100% Not Reported $51,690 87
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 72 98% 98% $20,500 $32,930 72
History 33 90% 90% $25,000 $27,820 33
Human Biology 36 93% 93% $23,250 $33,570 36
International/Global Studies 29 93% 93% $20,340 $27,500 29
Journalism 92 97% 97% $22,000 $40,470 92
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 66 91% 91% $23,060 $35,910 66
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 31 91% 91% Not Reported $26,350 31
Management Information Systems and Services 55 100% 100% $24,750 $55,960 55
Marketing 67 98% 98% $24,250 $45,380 67
Mathematics 59 100% 100% $24,750 $48,430 59
Mechanical Engineering 55 100% 100% $25,000 $66,360 55
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 88 92% 92% $20,500 $39,740 88
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 57 93% 93% $25,000 $35,420 57
Music 14 86% 86% Not Reported $20,140 14
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 17 100% 100% $21,150 $26,590 17
Petroleum Engineering 23 100% 100% $27,000 $72,210 23
Philosophy 12 79% 79% Not Reported $20,140 12
Political Science and Government 79 94% 94% $24,000 $41,010 79
Psychology, General 68 94% 94% $23,250 $32,140 68
Public Administration 41 96% 96% Not Reported $41,010 41
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 22 98% 98% $15,630 $57,320 22
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 10 95% 95% $26,000 $23,650 10
Social Work 15 98% 98% $22,500 $27,640 15
Sociology 40 100% 100% $20,190 $31,130 40
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 78 98% 98% $24,480 $39,710 78
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 69 94% 94% $23,430 $39,470 69

Salary Scores for KU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 31 99% 99% $23,340 $58,150 31
Architecture 34 99% 99% $20,500 $52,110 34
Business Administration, Management and Operations 70 98% 98% $28,930 $82,240 70
Business/Commerce, General 77 100% 100% Not Reported $93,740 77
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 40 100% 100% Not Reported $53,610 40
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 28 100% 100% $40,900 $41,570 28
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 15 100% 100% $28,300 $49,080 15
Curriculum and Instruction 34 98% 98% $26,600 $46,340 34
Educational Administration and Supervision 35 100% 100% $34,270 $51,390 35
Educational/Instructional Media Design 99 92% 92% Not Reported $76,460 99
Engineering-Related Fields 80 100% 100% Not Reported $107,540 80
Fine and Studio Arts 34 100% 100% Not Reported $27,670 34
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 97 100% 100% Not Reported $106,420 97
Health and Medical Administrative Services 62 100% 100% Not Reported $77,720 62
Music 26 95% 95% Not Reported $24,420 26
Nutrition Sciences 35 95% 95% $25,000 $46,590 35
Public Administration 62 100% 100% $32,430 $57,770 62
Public Health 51 93% 93% $39,500 $54,810 51
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 15 100% 100% $28,370 $77,090 15
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 63 100% 100% $41,000 $60,770 63
Social Work 39 99% 99% $36,510 $44,210 39
Special Education and Teaching 42 100% 100% $28,700 $48,560 42
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 34 100% 100% Not Reported $46,090 34

Salary Scores for KU Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 16 96% 96% $71,000 $55,960 16
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 37 100% 100% Not Reported $71,580 37
Curriculum and Instruction 34 100% 100% Not Reported $65,240 34
Educational Administration and Supervision 2 98% 98% $30,750 $44,020 2
History 23 100% 100% Not Reported $45,530 23
Law 37 97% 97% $61,500 $58,900 37
Medicine 47 100% 100% $175,330 $57,410 47
Music 60 100% 100% $66,390 $41,570 60
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 71 99% 99% $62,190 $118,250 71
Psychology, General 37 100% 100% Not Reported $64,230 37
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 98 100% 100% $82,670 $164,730 98
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 42 97% 97% $61,500 $69,540 42

Most Recent Reviews

Camie Quilt 8/27/2019

I attended University of Kansas from 2006-2008, in May 2008 I earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management. This was a very highly respected program because of the fact it is accredited by CAHIMA. The course work was in a classroom setting which I felt was the best way to learn because you are learning from your instructor and as well as your peers. One of the top criteria that is important to a potential student is the cost of tuition I give this institution 5 stars because the tuition rate... Read More

Kate von Achen 8/2/2019

Overall I was very happy with my undergraduate experience. Since I've had quite a bit of time away and out in the "real world", I can say that I do wish there had been more information available about internships and travel opportunities. It is all about "who you know" and what practical experience you have when looking for professional jobs, and having a better network for students, and more dissemination of information about opportunities would have been incredibly valuable.