Amherst College Rankings by Salary Score

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Salary and Debt by Major at Amherst College

We calculated a Salary Score for each of Amherst College'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 Amherst College 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 Score ™ for Amherst Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Area Studies 95 100% 100% Not Reported $47,390 95
Biology, General 74 90% 90% Not Reported $32,390 74
Computer Science 100 100% 100% Not Reported $122,040 100
Economics 100 95% 95% $19,500 $84,650 100
English Language and Literature, General 69 88% 88% $9,040 $32,380 69
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 98 100% 100% Not Reported $39,930 98
History 100 100% 100% Not Reported $52,290 100
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies 16 100% 100% Not Reported $36,130 16
Mathematics 97 84% 84% $15,750 $67,660 97
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 34 92% 92% Not Reported $30,230 34
Political Science and Government 99 97% 97% $11,180 $52,730 99
Research and Experimental Psychology 85 91% 91% $13,500 $40,550 85
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 100 79% 79% Not Reported $64,490 100

Most Recent Review

Alex Welch 3/25/2017

Amherst College provides students with a enormous amount of training for problem solving and thought leadership. Amherst teaches students to become quick, flexible and creative thinkers which prepares students to become impactful leaders on the job. Students should take a hands on and proactive approach to their career search given that the Amherst College Career Center focuses on preparing a small number of students for Consulting, Investment Banking and Finance. Students should aggressively approach networking... Read More