University of Nevada - Reno Rankings by Salary Score

University of Nevada - Reno's Top Rankings

University of Nevada - Reno is ranked on 2 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at University of Nevada - Reno

We calculated a salary score for each of University of Nevada - Reno'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 Nevada - Reno 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.

UNR Bachelor's Degree Salary Score

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 80 96% $18,060 $55,360 80
Agriculture/Veterinary Preparatory Programs 71 96% $25,000 $30,410 71
Anthropology 59 100% $20,250 $27,750 59
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 53 92% $21,500 $34,420 53
Biology, General 52 97% $19,500 $29,320 52
Business Administration, Management and Operations 59 95% $14,360 $44,970 59
Business/Commerce, General 50 95% $16,260 $44,170 50
Business/Managerial Economics 21 98% $19,400 $40,180 21
Chemical Engineering 0 100% $26,470 $45,220 0
Chemistry 69 87% $20,160 $41,940 69
Civil Engineering 34 95% $22,500 $59,040 34
Communication and Media Studies 88 92% $16,000 $41,010 88
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 63 89% $18,000 $27,950 63
Computer and Information Sciences, General 27 97% $21,000 $47,780 27
Computer Engineering 36 97% $21,000 $66,700 36
Criminology 56 96% $19,050 $35,730 56
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 86 90% Not Reported $28,060 86
Education, Other 82 96% $23,060 $41,010 82
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 26 98% $20,500 $65,090 26
English Language and Literature, General 34 89% $19,500 $27,180 34
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 90 96% $25,000 $62,260 90
Finance and Financial Management Services 40 96% $17,500 $48,040 40
Fine and Studio Arts 52 91% $19,250 $26,520 52
Forestry 19 93% Not Reported $33,280 19
Geography and Cartography 36 100% Not Reported $33,990 36
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 77 94% Not Reported $41,940 77
Geological/Geophysical Engineering 6 95% Not Reported $48,430 6
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 44 95% $20,000 $33,800 44
History 58 97% $18,670 $32,170 58
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 71 96% $21,340 $32,310 71
International Business 9 89% $21,760 $33,990 9
International Relations and National Security Studies 10 89% $14,500 $26,350 10
Journalism 76 96% $21,620 $36,490 76
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 63 91% $18,750 $35,210 63
Marketing 36 96% $16,750 $39,950 36
Mathematics 57 96% $24,250 $48,040 57
Mechanical Engineering 14 98% $21,500 $59,070 14
Mining and Mineral Engineering 77 100% Not Reported $75,520 77
Music 44 95% $27,000 $26,740 44
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 39 100% $15,870 $31,130 39
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 43 96% $20,500 $28,440 43
Nutrition Sciences 61 100% $21,270 $32,770 61
Physics 59 100% $21,250 $46,090 59
Political Science and Government 42 94% $18,500 $33,990 42
Psychology, General 62 94% $17,000 $31,400 62
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 66 99% $18,000 $69,950 66
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 44 92% $15,000 $31,820 44
Social Work 98 97% $18,830 $41,570 98
Sociology 55 100% $20,500 $33,280 55
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 87 96% $20,000 $41,340 87
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management 30 97% $21,250 $25,530 30

UNR Master's Degree Salary Score

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Anthropology 86 100% Not Reported $47,260 86
Biotechnology 9 94% Not Reported $47,260 9
Business Administration, Management and Operations 66 97% $20,500 $79,880 66
Civil Engineering 20 100% Not Reported $66,650 20
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 80 100% $40,640 $61,520 80
Computer and Information Sciences, General 44 100% Not Reported $80,340 44
Educational Administration and Supervision 18 100% $19,100 $44,080 18
English Language and Literature, General 25 100% Not Reported $33,280 25
Legal Professions and Studies, Other 52 100% Not Reported $60,160 52
Music 49 100% Not Reported $31,840 49
Psychology, General 98 100% Not Reported $64,490 98
Public Administration 45 100% Not Reported $52,940 45
Public Health 46 100% Not Reported $52,940 46
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 65 100% $36,450 $109,290 65
Social Work 85 98% $20,500 $51,690 85
Special Education and Teaching 55 100% Not Reported $51,170 55
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 46 100% $41,000 $44,020 46
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 53 97% $20,500 $47,520 53

UNR Doctoral Degree Salary Score

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Education, General 16 100% Not Reported $63,010 16
Medicine 49 100% $140,770 $57,610 49
Psychology, General 9 100% Not Reported $54,040 9

Most Recent Reviews

not a chemist 1/10/2021

After spending six years pursuing my doctorate in chemistry, I graduated in the spring of 2020 from UNR. Previously, I spent four years earning my BS in my home state. After ten years of schooling, I am still jobless with no one willing to consider me after submitting 50+ applications between three countries, on the brink of homelessness again after digging myself out of it prior to going to school, stuck in a city I hate and a suicide risk. My former advisor, who refused to publish my work, now gets a tenure... Read More

Kira Floge 10/27/2019

The University was very difficult to navigate due to their poor advising staff. The advising department was poor and made many mistakes. They often didn't solve the mistakes made they just asked for me to continue taking classes. I earned my degree but unfortunately do not feel much pride for my school. I wish I had a different experience because of all the work I put into school. I looked forward to the my college experience and found the support system unfortunate. Other than the support the course work... Read More