University of Northern Iowa Rankings Based on Salary

  • University of Northern Iowa ranks better than 62% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • University of Northern Iowa ranks better than 74% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at University of Northern Iowa

We calculated a salary score for each of University of Northern Iowa'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 Northern Iowa 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 UNI Bachelor's Degrees

UNI ranks higher than 62% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 71% $22,237 $53,069 71%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 22% $26,135 $36,674 22%
Anthropology 58% $22,267 $27,669 58%
Apparel and Textiles 46% Not Reported $35,954 46%
Biology, General 75% $24,400 $32,569 75%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 71% $18,243 $47,762 71%
Communication and Media Studies 62% $17,500 $35,546 62%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 1% $20,449 $10,529 1%
Computer Science 35% $21,500 $60,358 35%
Construction Management 59% $22,494 $66,045 59%
Criminology 68% $18,250 $37,306 68%
Design and Applied Arts 41% $21,500 $33,382 41%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 27% $23,000 $20,530 27%
Economics 81% $21,125 $58,673 81%
English Language and Literature, General 81% $21,500 $34,420 81%
Finance and Financial Management Services 45% $20,564 $49,467 45%
Fine and Studio Arts 72% $20,250 $29,250 72%
Geography and Cartography 76% Not Reported $41,193 76%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 57% Not Reported $38,289 57%
Gerontology 68% $19,925 $33,993 68%
Graphic Communications 67% $18,688 $35,594 67%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 65% $20,000 $32,071 65%
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 51% $16,121 $37,208 51%
History 54% $22,500 $31,547 54%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 59% $22,500 $30,771 59%
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians 82% $18,849 $65,387 82%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 22% $21,750 $27,091 22%
Management Information Systems and Services 48% $22,500 $54,109 48%
Marketing 80% $17,750 $48,112 80%
Mathematics 30% $18,250 $39,969 30%
Music 61% $24,500 $29,685 61%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 73% $20,923 $35,416 73%
Political Science and Government 53% $23,500 $35,864 53%
Psychology, General 66% $18,524 $31,874 66%
Public Administration 58% Not Reported $45,529 58%
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 55% $22,500 $38,649 55%
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 61% $19,647 $33,138 61%
Real Estate 34% $18,500 $47,260 34%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 76% $18,900 $37,856 76%
Social Work 64% $18,700 $33,726 64%
Sociology 37% $15,000 $30,771 37%
Statistics 58% Not Reported $61,516 58%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 68% $22,184 $38,220 68%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 74% $20,000 $40,341 74%
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language 62% $19,524 $35,274 62%

Salary Scores for UNI Master's Degrees

UNI ranks higher than 52% 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% Not Reported $59,253 38%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 18% Not Reported $50,856 18%
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 73% Not Reported $52,733 73%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 53% $25,521 $56,415 53%
Educational Administration and Supervision 75% $22,500 $65,557 75%
Educational/Instructional Media Design 66% Not Reported $58,673 66%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 85% Not Reported $49,058 85%
Library Science and Administration 66% Not Reported $45,696 66%
Mathematics 51% Not Reported $56,867 51%
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 49% Not Reported $42,682 49%
Social Work 34% $27,200 $43,426 34%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 30% $25,127 $41,058 30%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 58% Not Reported $48,432 58%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 78% Not Reported $56,415 78%

University of Northern Iowa Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Molly Burgeson 5/18/2019

I transferred to the University of Northern Iowa after attending another state school for two years. At the previous state school, I was told that due to waiting lists to enroll in my programs required courses, it would take me five years to complete my program. That was not an option for me due to the financial burden of me paying for college on my own. The transfer to the University of Northern Iowa was beneficial to me in many ways. I was able to graduated in four years. That was only possible due to the... Read More

Brooke Jerde 11/19/2018

The University of Northern Iowa has an excellent education program. Not only did I receive exceptional college instruction, but we were allowed so many opportunities to apply what we were learning in the classroom in real elementary classrooms. Having this real life experience working with children prepared me so much for the real teaching world. I feel like I was prepared so much more for my first teaching job than many of my colleges who attended other universities. It was a tremendous experience and I would... Read More