University of Kentucky Rankings Based on Salary

  • University of Kentucky ranks better than only 33% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • University of Kentucky ranks better than only 46% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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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 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 UK Bachelor's Degrees

UK ranks higher than 33% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 53% $24,792 $49,270 53%
Agricultural Business and Management 24% $17,148 $38,865 24%
Agricultural Engineering 18% $26,750 $52,107 18%
Agricultural Production Operations 44% $22,549 $31,133 44%
Agricultural Public Services 5% $20,500 $25,194 5%
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other 11% $21,000 $31,839 11%
Animal Sciences 36% $25,000 $28,816 36%
Anthropology 38% $22,500 $25,194 38%
Apparel and Textiles 46% $20,876 $35,934 46%
Applied Mathematics 19% Not Reported $41,565 19%
Architecture 5% $22,000 $33,993 5%
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management 17% $25,000 $22,999 17%
Biology, General 14% $24,650 $23,297 14%
Business/Commerce, General 57% $21,500 $45,832 57%
Business/Managerial Economics 48% $21,500 $47,494 48%
Chemical Engineering 25% $24,000 $61,516 25%
Chemistry 41% $21,483 $36,668 41%
Civil Engineering 18% $22,500 $56,276 18%
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 35% $17,500 $52,941 35%
Communication and Media Studies 50% $23,643 $33,528 50%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 49% $24,700 $57,526 49%
Computer Engineering 39% $28,000 $67,995 39%
Design and Applied Arts 81% $27,000 $42,235 81%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 16% $22,000 $18,771 16%
Economics 26% $24,251 $41,725 26%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 43% $19,500 $69,114 43%
English Language and Literature, General 16% $21,512 $23,745 16%
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 52% $25,000 $30,186 52%
Finance and Financial Management Services 46% $24,500 $49,584 46%
Fine and Studio Arts 36% $24,865 $24,421 36%
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services 28% $26,000 $28,816 28%
Forestry 51% Not Reported $39,369 51%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 20% $25,460 $33,281 20%
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 5% $24,250 $16,169 5%
History 22% $23,774 $25,774 22%
Hospitality Administration/Management 59% $25,000 $39,009 59%
Information Science/Studies 27% $24,750 $46,087 27%
International/Global Studies 26% $22,004 $26,353 26%
Journalism 57% $23,490 $33,518 57%
Marketing 43% $21,500 $41,193 43%
Materials Engineering 61% Not Reported $67,101 61%
Mathematics 21% $24,967 $36,848 21%
Mechanical Engineering 42% $24,310 $64,387 42%
Mining and Mineral Engineering 5% Not Reported $64,990 5%
Music 27% $19,697 $23,351 27%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 18% $24,250 $26,739 18%
Plant Sciences 74% Not Reported $42,682 74%
Political Science and Government 30% $23,250 $31,673 30%
Psychology, General 26% $24,500 $26,960 26%
Public Health 10% $22,536 $26,933 10%
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 45% $23,250 $37,208 45%
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 47% $23,250 $30,771 47%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 19% $24,584 $55,849 19%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 42% $19,777 $31,314 42%
Social Work 29% $22,239 $29,685 29%
Sociology 14% $23,750 $26,739 14%
Special Education and Teaching 48% $26,000 $38,018 48%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 38% $25,000 $34,431 38%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 18% $24,250 $31,843 18%

Salary Scores for UK Master's Degrees

UK ranks higher than 20% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 38% $20,500 $59,253 38%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 47% $74,653 $93,154 47%
Architecture 12% $38,775 $48,198 12%
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management 39% $38,000 $41,205 39%
Business/Commerce, General 39% $28,000 $69,338 39%
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 8% $30,750 $33,993 8%
Communication and Media Studies 17% Not Reported $37,208 17%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 34% $30,756 $53,108 34%
Educational Administration and Supervision 24% $17,174 $47,064 24%
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services 0% Not Reported $27,439 0%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 29% Not Reported $55,964 29%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 52% $24,614 $42,682 52%
International Relations and National Security Studies 9% $30,750 $39,369 9%
Library Science and Administration 13% $29,400 $37,980 13%
Public Administration 13% Not Reported $41,565 13%
Public Health 28% $41,000 $46,790 28%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 5% $40,958 $37,458 5%
Social Work 11% $41,000 $38,674 11%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 13% $20,500 $38,548 13%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 35% Not Reported $46,380 35%

Salary Scores for UK Doctoral Degrees

UK ranks higher than 32% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 49% $53,000 $64,913 49%
Dentistry 62% $228,845 $114,382 62%
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research 38% Not Reported $74,576 38%
English Language and Literature, General 41% Not Reported $50,856 41%
History 27% Not Reported $46,478 27%
Law 28% $82,450 $51,106 28%
Medicine 42% $219,141 $56,984 42%
Music 76% $59,104 $44,835 76%
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 11% $137,341 $103,705 11%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 21% $53,416 $96,627 21%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 41% $83,205 $69,338 41%

University of Kentucky Reviews

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