University of Virginia Rankings by Salary Score

Salary Scores
 81
Bachelor's
 76
Master's
 96
Doctoral
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Salary and Debt by Major at University of Virginia

We calculated a salary score for each of University of Virginia'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 Virginia 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 UVA Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 75 96% 96% $22,480 $69,340 75
Anthropology 73 97% 97% $19,500 $29,690 73
Architecture 59 94% 94% $17,000 $48,200 59
Area Studies 30 87% 87% $18,780 $29,690 30
Biology, General 29 95% 95% $19,000 $26,040 29
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 13 92% 92% $19,500 $46,090 13
Business/Commerce, General 100 99% 99% $18,010 $78,720 100
Chemical Engineering 60 91% 91% $19,000 $68,860 60
Chemistry 8 90% 90% $19,000 $28,060 8
Civil Engineering 85 100% 100% $18,720 $66,820 85
Cognitive Science 38 96% 96% $16,500 $35,420 38
Communication and Media Studies 97 99% 99% $19,500 $45,380 97
Computer and Information Sciences, General 99 99% 99% $16,480 $96,310 99
Computer Engineering 89 97% 97% $16,470 $86,870 89
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 67 100% 100% Not Reported $25,190 67
Economics 89 98% 98% $18,890 $62,820 89
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 44 100% 100% $16,890 $69,340 44
Engineering, General 14 100% 100% $19,500 $55,290 14
English Language and Literature, General 72 93% 93% $14,900 $32,770 72
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 62 93% 93% $16,300 $31,130 62
Fine and Studio Arts 98 88% 88% $18,860 $36,560 98
History 99 97% 97% $19,670 $45,380 99
International Relations and National Security Studies 94 94% 94% $18,000 $49,690 94
International/Global Studies 66 97% 97% $18,100 $37,210 66
Mathematics 84 100% 100% $19,000 $57,320 84
Mechanical Engineering 67 97% 97% $15,000 $68,220 67
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 81 93% 93% $22,660 $44,170 81
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 36 93% 93% $15,000 $30,550 36
Philosophy 67 100% 100% $15,760 $33,990 67
Physics 90 100% 100% Not Reported $57,560 90
Political Science and Government 88 93% 93% $19,000 $43,670 88
Psychology, General 86 96% 96% $17,000 $35,060 86
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other 61 97% 97% $20,500 $44,540 61
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 44 100% 100% $13,000 $63,900 44
Religion/Religious Studies 43 100% 100% $21,500 $25,190 43
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 83 93% 93% $15,000 $39,590 83
Sociology 63 95% 95% $14,840 $34,350 63
Statistics 46 97% 97% $19,500 $56,230 46
Systems Engineering 85 97% 97% $15,000 $78,900 85

Salary Scores for UVA Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 73 100% 100% $30,840 $64,920 73
Architecture 50 97% 97% $72,990 $54,190 50
Business Administration, Management and Operations 100 99% 99% $85,690 $173,400 100
Business/Commerce, General 87 95% 95% $46,480 $103,080 87
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 39 97% 97% $41,000 $53,360 39
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 45 97% 97% $29,290 $45,700 45
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 75 100% 100% $71,750 $60,400 75
Computer Software and Media Applications 89 97% 97% $36,430 $97,070 89
Curriculum and Instruction 66 96% 96% $19,540 $52,460 66
Educational Administration and Supervision 32 100% 100% $32,760 $50,230 32
English Language and Literature, General 45 100% 100% Not Reported $38,290 45
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 76 97% 97% $36,180 $46,790 76
Landscape Architecture 44 100% 100% Not Reported $51,270 44
Management Information Systems and Services 100 100% 100% $45,900 $145,900 100
Public Health 27 88% 88% $38,820 $46,320 27
Public Policy Analysis 64 100% 100% $25,850 $64,000 64
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 31 99% 99% $44,310 $89,040 31
Special Education and Teaching 76 100% 100% $18,500 $55,510 76
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 73 94% 94% $41,000 $48,970 73
Systems Engineering 41 97% 97% Not Reported $99,400 41
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 59 96% 96% $27,400 $48,630 59
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 46 96% 96% $26,000 $48,820 46

Salary Scores for UVA Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Education, General 34 94% 94% Not Reported $70,600 34
English Language and Literature, General 73 100% 100% Not Reported $56,810 73
Law 100 99% 99% $157,870 $175,650 100
Medicine 62 100% 100% $148,930 $58,970 62
Psychology, General 97 94% 94% Not Reported $86,130 97
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 37 94% 94% $51,250 $108,090 37
Religion/Religious Studies 78 100% 100% Not Reported $63,010 78
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 24 79% 79% Not Reported $48,820 24

Most Recent Reviews

Post Grad Student 12/17/2020

The Batten School graduate Public Policy program is geared towards “accelerated “ students who are in their 4th year of undergraduate studies. Unfortunately, this leads to a lack of engaging class discussions and ability to share experiences. The Batten school also needs to improve how leadership is taught beyond male, dominated type leadership case studies and projects. I would not recommend this program for post graduate students who want an engaging, open, education on leadership in public policy.

Mary 4/12/2019

There is a perception that the University of Virginia is elitist which it is. There are a very large demographic of those kinds of people there but if you are willing to look, you can kind a community of like minded individuals to be a part of. In terms of academics their science department is trash. UVA is more of a liberal arts school with its strength being in its social sciences. The name UVA opens lots of doors and has prestige but my biggest recommendation to college students would be to go to the place... Read More