University of Northern Iowa Rankings by Salary Score

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University of Northern Iowa's Top Rankings

University of Northern Iowa is ranked on 4 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


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 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 UNI Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 71 99% 99% $22,240 $53,070 71
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 22 100% 100% $26,140 $36,670 22
Anthropology 58 100% 100% $22,270 $27,670 58
Apparel and Textiles 46 100% 100% Not Reported $35,950 46
Biology, General 75 96% 96% $24,400 $32,570 75
Business Administration, Management and Operations 71 99% 99% $18,240 $47,760 71
Communication and Media Studies 62 99% 99% $17,500 $35,550 62
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 1 95% 95% $20,450 $10,530 1
Computer Science 35 100% 100% $21,500 $60,360 35
Construction Management 59 100% 100% $22,490 $66,050 59
Criminology 68 99% 99% $18,250 $37,310 68
Design and Applied Arts 41 100% 100% $21,500 $33,380 41
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 27 100% 100% $23,000 $20,530 27
Economics 81 96% 96% $21,130 $58,670 81
English Language and Literature, General 81 96% 96% $21,500 $34,420 81
Finance and Financial Management Services 45 99% 99% $20,560 $49,470 45
Fine and Studio Arts 72 98% 98% $20,250 $29,250 72
Geography and Cartography 76 92% 92% Not Reported $41,190 76
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 57 100% 100% Not Reported $38,290 57
Gerontology 68 100% 100% $19,930 $33,990 68
Graphic Communications 67 100% 100% $18,690 $35,590 67
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 65 99% 99% $20,000 $32,070 65
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 51 100% 100% $16,120 $37,210 51
History 54 98% 98% $22,500 $31,550 54
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 59 99% 99% $22,500 $30,770 59
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians 82 100% 100% $18,850 $65,390 82
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 22 95% 95% $21,750 $27,090 22
Management Information Systems and Services 48 98% 98% $22,500 $54,110 48
Marketing 80 99% 99% $17,750 $48,110 80
Mathematics 30 95% 95% $18,250 $39,970 30
Music 61 100% 100% $24,500 $29,690 61
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 73 99% 99% $20,920 $35,420 73
Political Science and Government 53 100% 100% $23,500 $35,860 53
Psychology, General 66 99% 99% $18,520 $31,870 66
Public Administration 58 100% 100% Not Reported $45,530 58
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 55 100% 100% $22,500 $38,650 55
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 61 98% 98% $19,650 $33,140 61
Real Estate 34 100% 100% $18,500 $47,260 34
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 76 100% 100% $18,900 $37,860 76
Social Work 64 100% 100% $18,700 $33,730 64
Sociology 37 100% 100% $15,000 $30,770 37
Statistics 58 94% 94% Not Reported $61,520 58
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 68 98% 98% $22,180 $38,220 68
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 74 99% 99% $20,000 $40,340 74
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language 62 94% 94% $19,520 $35,270 62

Salary Scores for UNI Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 38 100% 100% Not Reported $59,250 38
Business Administration, Management and Operations 18 100% 100% Not Reported $50,860 18
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 73 100% 100% Not Reported $52,730 73
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 53 100% 100% $25,520 $56,420 53
Educational Administration and Supervision 75 86% 86% $22,500 $65,560 75
Educational/Instructional Media Design 66 100% 100% Not Reported $58,670 66
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 85 100% 100% Not Reported $49,060 85
Library Science and Administration 66 100% 100% Not Reported $45,700 66
Mathematics 51 100% 100% Not Reported $56,870 51
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 49 93% 93% Not Reported $42,680 49
Social Work 34 100% 100% $27,200 $43,430 34
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 30 98% 98% $25,130 $41,060 30
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 58 96% 96% Not Reported $48,430 58
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 78 85% 85% Not Reported $56,420 78

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