University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Rankings Based on Salary

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks better than 60% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks better than 91% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Top Rankings

Salary and Debt by Major at UNC-Chapel Hill

We calculated a salary score for each of UNC-Chapel Hill'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 UNC-Chapel Hill 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 UNC-Chapel Hill Bachelor's Degrees

UNC-Chapel Hill ranks higher than 60% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 69% Not Reported $59,485 69%
Anthropology 80% $15,000 $30,926 80%
Applied Mathematics 79% $17,000 $68,666 79%
Archeology 94% Not Reported $32,925 94%
Area Studies 22% $15,100 $27,511 22%
Biology, General 40% $16,250 $27,629 40%
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 41% $18,000 $55,061 41%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 99% $15,585 $76,041 99%
Chemistry 23% $17,168 $32,925 23%
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 26% Not Reported $50,606 26%
Communication and Media Studies 84% $15,400 $39,686 84%
Computer Science 64% $15,750 $74,576 64%
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions 42% $14,500 $54,656 42%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 90% $19,000 $28,816 90%
Economics 77% $15,063 $57,098 77%
English Language and Literature, General 25% $16,075 $25,580 25%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 32% $18,650 $27,307 32%
Fine and Studio Arts 56% $15,000 $27,048 56%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 94% $17,100 $55,964 94%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 47% $16,753 $29,829 47%
History 49% $13,736 $30,687 49%
Human Resources Management and Services 32% $17,300 $42,510 32%
Information Science/Studies 71% $14,013 $59,485 71%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 41% $18,951 $28,055 41%
Mathematics 76% $18,500 $54,053 76%
Music 95% $18,979 $39,369 95%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 19% $15,228 $26,933 19%
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 49% $16,500 $37,896 49%
Philosophy 71% $15,636 $34,847 71%
Physics 48% $14,950 $42,908 48%
Political Science and Government 66% $16,700 $38,214 66%
Psychology, General 43% $16,500 $29,130 43%
Public Health 93% Not Reported $43,798 93%
Public Policy Analysis 36% $16,461 $37,980 36%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 27% $22,639 $58,842 27%
Religion/Religious Studies 69% $14,000 $31,133 69%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 23% $17,273 $27,639 23%
Sociology 34% $16,400 $30,277 34%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 66% $15,500 $37,928 66%

Salary Scores for UNC-Chapel Hill Master's Degrees

UNC-Chapel Hill ranks higher than 84% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 42% $60,282 $59,954 42%
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences 60% $82,778 $185,818 60%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 99% $74,873 $135,907 99%
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 46% $35,348 $54,644 46%
Communication and Media Studies 28% Not Reported $41,565 28%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 65% $42,500 $58,479 65%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 27% Not Reported $27,439 27%
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 99% Not Reported $117,572 99%
Education, General 34% $26,500 $46,538 34%
Educational Administration and Supervision 56% $47,000 $58,673 56%
Fine and Studio Arts 13% Not Reported $21,508 13%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 54% $59,731 $72,357 54%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 72% Not Reported $46,087 72%
Information Science/Studies 14% Not Reported $57,318 14%
International/Global Studies 34% Not Reported $42,682 34%
Library Science and Administration 74% $48,700 $46,924 74%
Medical Clinical Sciences/Graduate Medical Studies 77% Not Reported $190,536 77%
Nutrition Sciences 59% $87,691 $51,273 59%
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 99% Not Reported $135,393 99%
Public Administration 60% $62,189 $57,072 60%
Public Health 57% $49,829 $56,825 57%
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 91% Not Reported $66,171 91%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 32% $48,000 $89,672 32%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 29% $62,866 $50,231 29%
Social Work 36% $50,490 $43,798 36%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 59% $34,128 $46,254 59%

Salary Scores for UNC-Chapel Hill Doctoral Degrees

UNC-Chapel Hill ranks higher than 38% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Chemistry 25% Not Reported $59,350 25%
Communication and Media Studies 52% Not Reported $62,012 52%
Dentistry 74% $200,248 $120,664 74%
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 46% $38,978 $63,005 46%
Education, General 13% Not Reported $61,290 13%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 78% Not Reported $119,805 78%
History 45% Not Reported $50,465 45%
Law 50% $95,390 $68,778 50%
Medicine 44% $141,750 $57,160 44%
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 16% $138,513 $105,634 16%
Psychology, General 7% Not Reported $52,941 7%
Public Health 20% Not Reported $63,005 20%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 12% $55,230 $87,973 12%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 7% $100,109 $62,260 7%
Religion/Religious Studies 45% Not Reported $44,971 45%

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Colin Amos 12/26/2019

I had an incredibly positive experience at University of North Carolina. I was able to establish great connections, socially, academically and professionally. My relationships with my professors helped to steer me down a career path I did not know even existed and helped me to find my passion in urban design. The resources that UNC has to offer are incredibly helpful and the campus culture is something that I have not been able to

Stuart Meyer 12/13/2019

The education that I received at UNC-CH has significantly impacted my professional skills. I was part of a training grant that emphasized working with children with disabilities under the age of five. I learned how to respect the families and their culture, involve the families in the development of their child through functional and natural activities as well as how to practically teach speech skills. I use the concepts I learned daily as I am a practicing speech therapist. I have worked in various settings... Read More