University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Rankings Based on Salary

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee ranks better than 52% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee ranks better than only 32% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

We calculated a salary score for each of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee'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 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 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 UWM Associate Degrees

UWM ranks higher than 59% of colleges for associate degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 59% Not Reported $26,977 59%

Salary Scores for UWM Bachelor's Degrees

UWM ranks higher than 52% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 52% $23,000 $49,019 52%
Anthropology 35% $27,000 $24,808 35%
Architecture 30% $22,706 $42,682 30%
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 16% $22,250 $26,353 16%
Biology, General 62% $25,250 $30,698 62%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 81% $21,063 $50,562 81%
Business/Commerce, General 32% $27,000 $39,452 32%
Chemistry 46% $26,986 $37,671 46%
Civil Engineering 29% $23,250 $58,360 29%
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 52% $27,000 $56,999 52%
Communication and Media Studies 58% $25,565 $34,839 58%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 26% $30,250 $47,453 26%
Computer Engineering 57% Not Reported $73,635 57%
Computer Science 42% $26,000 $63,997 42%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 66% $23,500 $38,289 66%
Dance 37% $27,000 $21,312 37%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 61% $28,500 $24,421 61%
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 63% Not Reported $33,993 63%
Economics 38% $23,251 $45,500 38%
Education, General 67% $27,500 $37,691 67%
Educational Administration and Supervision 49% $25,000 $34,603 49%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 23% $28,875 $64,328 23%
English Language and Literature, General 54% $24,750 $30,119 54%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 22% $26,739 $25,774 22%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 37% $26,000 $24,808 37%
Finance and Financial Management Services 39% $25,251 $47,762 39%
Fine and Studio Arts 77% $27,000 $30,196 77%
Geography and Cartography 46% $31,000 $35,810 46%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 5% $29,000 $26,896 5%
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 21% Not Reported $26,353 21%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 46% $31,000 $40,253 46%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 72% $26,989 $33,022 72%
History 81% $27,000 $36,608 81%
Human Resources Management and Services 31% $26,409 $42,212 31%
Industrial Engineering 39% $25,000 $65,765 39%
Information Science/Studies 31% $24,225 $47,440 31%
International Business 61% Not Reported $49,058 61%
International/Global Studies 56% $25,575 $34,704 56%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 59% $26,543 $34,526 59%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 6% $25,000 $20,140 6%
Management Information Systems and Services 38% $25,000 $51,482 38%
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 14% $20,500 $41,565 14%
Marketing 54% $25,000 $43,062 54%
Materials Engineering 72% $25,964 $69,338 72%
Mathematics 65% $26,052 $50,231 65%
Mechanical Engineering 54% $27,000 $66,216 54%
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 72% Not Reported $38,289 72%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 24% $24,250 $30,228 24%
Music 58% $26,795 $29,141 58%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 37% $25,500 $30,771 37%
Nutrition Sciences 69% $27,110 $33,993 69%
Philosophy 34% $24,825 $26,625 34%
Political Science and Government 48% $21,250 $35,060 48%
Psychology, General 66% $24,063 $31,855 66%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 35% $24,667 $61,483 35%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 66% $25,500 $35,060 66%
Religion/Religious Studies 51% Not Reported $26,933 51%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 61% $25,250 $34,769 61%
Social Work 66% $25,250 $33,910 66%
Sociology 68% $27,000 $35,060 68%
Special Education and Teaching 78% $27,000 $41,937 78%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 75% $28,000 $40,406 75%

Salary Scores for UWM Master's Degrees

UWM ranks higher than 37% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Anthropology 67% Not Reported $42,682 67%
Architecture 52% $40,192 $54,462 52%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 38% $25,823 $64,295 38%
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 34% Not Reported $52,524 34%
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 30% $41,000 $42,086 30%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 34% $41,000 $53,108 34%
Computer Science 24% Not Reported $84,653 24%
Curriculum and Instruction 34% $26,708 $46,254 34%
Educational Administration and Supervision 30% $38,926 $49,527 30%
Engineering, General 25% Not Reported $77,715 25%
Fine and Studio Arts 43% Not Reported $29,685 43%
Library Science and Administration 30% $39,846 $41,044 30%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 76% Not Reported $52,107 76%
Mathematics 52% Not Reported $57,318 52%
Music 42% Not Reported $29,685 42%
Natural Resources Management and Policy 69% Not Reported $53,358 69%
Public Administration 33% Not Reported $49,436 33%
Public Health 29% $41,000 $47,260 29%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 9% $56,250 $69,757 9%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 46% $40,670 $55,512 46%
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 4% Not Reported $38,829 4%
Social Work 62% $34,200 $47,494 62%
Special Education and Teaching 54% Not Reported $50,856 54%

Salary Scores for UWM Doctoral Degrees

UWM ranks higher than 46% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Educational Administration and Supervision 73% Not Reported $94,408 73%
English Language and Literature, General 85% Not Reported $59,722 85%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 17% $46,000 $93,266 17%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 57% $71,579 $71,661 57%

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Cheyenne Cole 12/10/2019

The school was diverse, and the faculty were willing to work with you. There are a lit of opportunities at the school and it is a top research facility. When I first arrived as a first generation college student I felt alone and unsure if I belonged, UWM became my home fairly quickly and has amazing events where you have the opportunity to meet new people and get involved.

Aaron Unger 11/19/2019

Being at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee was a memorable one. I learned a lot about myself, all while really enjoying all that the city and the university had to offer. Like most schools, they were good and bad. First, I want to start by saying that this was just my experience alone and that it was for my specific major (psychology). Teachers in the Psych department were fantastic. I loved them all they were all very knowledgable and fun. I loved my advisor; she was the best; she would take time out... Read More