University of Kentucky Rankings by Salary Score

Salary Scores
 33
Bachelor's
 20
Master's
 32
Doctoral
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Salary and Debt by Major at University of Kentucky

We calculated a salary score for each of University of Kentucky'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 Kentucky 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 UK Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 53 99% 99% $24,790 $49,270 53
Agricultural Business and Management 24 99% 99% $17,150 $38,870 24
Agricultural Engineering 18 100% 100% $26,750 $52,110 18
Agricultural Production Operations 44 94% 94% $22,550 $31,130 44
Agricultural Public Services 5 100% 100% $20,500 $25,190 5
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other 11 93% 93% $21,000 $31,840 11
Animal Sciences 36 98% 98% $25,000 $28,820 36
Anthropology 38 83% 83% $22,500 $25,190 38
Apparel and Textiles 46 98% 98% $20,880 $35,930 46
Applied Mathematics 19 100% 100% Not Reported $41,570 19
Architecture 5 100% 100% $22,000 $33,990 5
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management 17 100% 100% $25,000 $23,000 17
Biology, General 14 96% 96% $24,650 $23,300 14
Business/Commerce, General 57 96% 96% $21,500 $45,830 57
Business/Managerial Economics 48 95% 95% $21,500 $47,490 48
Chemical Engineering 25 100% 100% $24,000 $61,520 25
Chemistry 41 96% 96% $21,480 $36,670 41
Civil Engineering 18 100% 100% $22,500 $56,280 18
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 35 96% 96% $17,500 $52,940 35
Communication and Media Studies 50 97% 97% $23,640 $33,530 50
Computer and Information Sciences, General 49 95% 95% $24,700 $57,530 49
Computer Engineering 39 97% 97% $28,000 $68,000 39
Design and Applied Arts 81 100% 100% $27,000 $42,240 81
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 16 92% 92% $22,000 $18,770 16
Economics 26 90% 90% $24,250 $41,730 26
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 43 100% 100% $19,500 $69,110 43
English Language and Literature, General 16 97% 97% $21,510 $23,750 16
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 52 94% 94% $25,000 $30,190 52
Finance and Financial Management Services 46 97% 97% $24,500 $49,580 46
Fine and Studio Arts 36 94% 94% $24,870 $24,420 36
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services 28 94% 94% $26,000 $28,820 28
Forestry 51 100% 100% Not Reported $39,370 51
Health and Medical Administrative Services 20 100% 100% $25,460 $33,280 20
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 5 69% 69% $24,250 $16,170 5
History 22 95% 95% $23,770 $25,770 22
Hospitality Administration/Management 59 100% 100% $25,000 $39,010 59
Information Science/Studies 27 100% 100% $24,750 $46,090 27
International/Global Studies 26 85% 85% $22,000 $26,350 26
Journalism 57 95% 95% $23,490 $33,520 57
Marketing 43 98% 98% $21,500 $41,190 43
Materials Engineering 61 88% 88% Not Reported $67,100 61
Mathematics 21 100% 100% $24,970 $36,850 21
Mechanical Engineering 42 100% 100% $24,310 $64,390 42
Mining and Mineral Engineering 5 100% 100% Not Reported $64,990 5
Music 27 100% 100% $19,700 $23,350 27
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 18 93% 93% $24,250 $26,740 18
Plant Sciences 74 100% 100% Not Reported $42,680 74
Political Science and Government 30 96% 96% $23,250 $31,670 30
Psychology, General 26 94% 94% $24,500 $26,960 26
Public Health 10 97% 97% $22,540 $26,930 10
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 45 98% 98% $23,250 $37,210 45
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 47 88% 88% $23,250 $30,770 47
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 19 100% 100% $24,580 $55,850 19
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 42 94% 94% $19,780 $31,310 42
Social Work 29 96% 96% $22,240 $29,690 29
Sociology 14 100% 100% $23,750 $26,740 14
Special Education and Teaching 48 100% 100% $26,000 $38,020 48
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 38 98% 98% $25,000 $34,430 38
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 18 93% 93% $24,250 $31,840 18

Salary Scores for UK Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 38 95% 95% $20,500 $59,250 38
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 47 100% 100% $74,650 $93,150 47
Architecture 12 97% 97% $38,780 $48,200 12
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management 39 100% 100% $38,000 $41,210 39
Business/Commerce, General 39 96% 96% $28,000 $69,340 39
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 8 100% 100% $30,750 $33,990 8
Communication and Media Studies 17 100% 100% Not Reported $37,210 17
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 34 98% 98% $30,760 $53,110 34
Educational Administration and Supervision 24 100% 100% $17,170 $47,060 24
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services 0 100% 100% Not Reported $27,440 0
Health and Medical Administrative Services 29 94% 94% Not Reported $55,960 29
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 52 100% 100% $24,610 $42,680 52
International Relations and National Security Studies 9 97% 97% $30,750 $39,370 9
Library Science and Administration 13 94% 94% $29,400 $37,980 13
Public Administration 13 100% 100% Not Reported $41,570 13
Public Health 28 97% 97% $41,000 $46,790 28
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 5 94% 94% $40,960 $37,460 5
Social Work 11 98% 98% $41,000 $38,670 11
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 13 97% 97% $20,500 $38,550 13
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 35 100% 100% Not Reported $46,380 35

Salary Scores for UK Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 49 96% 96% $53,000 $64,910 49
Dentistry 62 99% 99% $228,850 $114,380 62
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research 38 100% 100% Not Reported $74,580 38
English Language and Literature, General 41 100% 100% Not Reported $50,860 41
History 27 100% 100% Not Reported $46,480 27
Law 28 98% 98% $82,450 $51,110 28
Medicine 42 99% 99% $219,140 $56,980 42
Music 76 100% 100% $59,100 $44,840 76
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 11 98% 98% $137,340 $103,710 11
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 21 97% 97% $53,420 $96,630 21
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 41 99% 99% $83,210 $69,340 41

Most Recent Reviews

Ashia Bridges 9/29/2019

During my undergrad years, I went to the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky, which is located in Northeast part of the state. I really enjoyed attending the University of Kentucky. From the onset, the university made me feel like I was important and matter. There was a recruiter that came to my area of Kentucky, the Southwest near Tennessee, and explained the opportunities at the college. Since I was a scholar with excellent academic grades, he shared the funding and scholarships that I could receive.... Read More

Ashia Bridges 9/29/2019

During my undergrad years, I went to the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky, which is located in Northeast part of the state. I really enjoyed attending the University of Kentucky. From the onset, the university made me feel like I was important and matter. There was a recruiter that came to my area of Kentucky, the Southwest near Tennessee, and explained the opportunities at the college. Since I was a scholar with excellent academic grades, he shared the funding and scholarships that I could receive.... Read More