University of Kansas Rankings Based on Salary

  • University of Kansas ranks better than 59% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • University of Kansas ranks better than 56% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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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 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 KU Bachelor's Degrees

KU ranks higher than 59% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 35% $21,500 $45,584 35%
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 47% $18,659 $65,387 47%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 57% $21,000 $53,984 57%
Anthropology 15% $15,000 $21,508 15%
Architectural Engineering 78% $23,875 $68,666 78%
Area Studies 65% $25,375 $37,208 65%
Behavioral Sciences 47% $23,250 $30,047 47%
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 70% $24,000 $37,748 70%
Biology, General 59% $25,000 $30,186 59%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 88% $20,000 $53,432 88%
Business/Commerce, General 57% $19,892 $46,009 57%
Chemical Engineering 20% $20,619 $60,128 20%
Chemistry 36% Not Reported $35,774 36%
Civil Engineering 71% $25,000 $64,196 71%
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 78% Not Reported $63,501 78%
Communication and Media Studies 87% $22,995 $40,768 87%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 51% $22,000 $25,967 51%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 68% $25,725 $65,131 68%
Computer Engineering 26% $24,000 $63,005 26%
Design and Applied Arts 60% $22,750 $37,054 60%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 63% $23,250 $24,730 63%
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 9% Not Reported $17,717 9%
Economics 44% $21,500 $47,260 44%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 47% Not Reported $70,009 47%
English Language and Literature, General 47% $20,280 $29,016 47%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 42% $20,500 $28,598 42%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 50% $24,000 $26,585 50%
Finance and Financial Management Services 54% $22,399 $51,690 54%
Fine and Studio Arts 21% $20,500 $21,964 21%
Geography and Cartography 33% Not Reported $33,446 33%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 75% $26,000 $41,565 75%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 87% Not Reported $51,690 87%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 72% $20,500 $32,925 72%
History 33% $25,000 $27,823 33%
Human Biology 36% $23,250 $33,565 36%
International/Global Studies 29% $20,341 $27,500 29%
Journalism 92% $22,000 $40,473 92%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 66% $23,056 $35,914 66%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 31% Not Reported $26,353 31%
Management Information Systems and Services 55% $24,754 $55,964 55%
Marketing 67% $24,250 $45,383 67%
Mathematics 59% $24,750 $48,432 59%
Mechanical Engineering 55% $25,000 $66,355 55%
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 88% $20,500 $39,741 88%
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 57% $25,000 $35,416 57%
Music 14% Not Reported $20,140 14%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 17% $21,150 $26,585 17%
Petroleum Engineering 23% $27,000 $72,214 23%
Philosophy 12% Not Reported $20,140 12%
Political Science and Government 79% $24,000 $41,007 79%
Psychology, General 68% $23,250 $32,136 68%
Public Administration 41% Not Reported $41,007 41%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 22% $15,625 $57,318 22%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 10% $26,000 $23,649 10%
Social Work 15% $22,500 $27,639 15%
Sociology 40% $20,187 $31,133 40%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 78% $24,480 $39,706 78%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 69% $23,430 $39,467 69%

Salary Scores for KU Master's Degrees

KU ranks higher than 44% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 31% $23,343 $58,146 31%
Architecture 34% $20,500 $52,107 34%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 70% $28,930 $82,238 70%
Business/Commerce, General 77% Not Reported $93,742 77%
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 40% Not Reported $53,608 40%
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 28% $40,899 $41,565 28%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 15% $28,300 $49,084 15%
Curriculum and Instruction 34% $26,600 $46,336 34%
Educational Administration and Supervision 35% $34,273 $51,392 35%
Educational/Instructional Media Design 99% Not Reported $76,460 99%
Engineering-Related Fields 80% Not Reported $107,535 80%
Fine and Studio Arts 34% Not Reported $27,669 34%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 97% Not Reported $106,421 97%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 62% Not Reported $77,715 62%
Music 26% Not Reported $24,421 26%
Nutrition Sciences 35% $25,000 $46,589 35%
Public Administration 62% $32,432 $57,770 62%
Public Health 51% $39,500 $54,810 51%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 15% $28,372 $77,087 15%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 63% $41,000 $60,771 63%
Social Work 39% $36,510 $44,212 39%
Special Education and Teaching 42% $28,698 $48,563 42%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 34% Not Reported $46,087 34%

Salary Scores for KU Doctoral Degrees

KU ranks higher than 49% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 16% $71,000 $55,964 16%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 37% Not Reported $71,575 37%
Curriculum and Instruction 34% Not Reported $65,238 34%
Educational Administration and Supervision 2% $30,750 $44,021 2%
History 23% Not Reported $45,529 23%
Law 37% $61,500 $58,898 37%
Medicine 47% $175,334 $57,408 47%
Music 60% $66,392 $41,565 60%
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 71% $62,187 $118,252 71%
Psychology, General 37% Not Reported $64,231 37%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 98% $82,671 $164,734 98%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 42% $61,500 $69,535 42%

University of Kansas Reviews

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.