Bates College Rankings by Salary Score

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Bates College's Top Rankings

Bates College is ranked on 2 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Bates College

We calculated a salary score for each of Bates 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 Bates 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 Scores for Bates Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biology, General 31 100% 100% $13,750 $26,350 31
Economics 90 98% 98% $15,000 $63,750 90
English Language and Literature, General 51 87% 87% Not Reported $29,690 51
History 99 95% 95% Not Reported $47,260 99
Mathematics 25 100% 100% $10,250 $38,290 25
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 46 86% 86% $10,600 $32,380 46
Political Science and Government 98 95% 95% $12,680 $49,140 98
Psychology, General 48 100% 100% $14,100 $29,690 48
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 55 100% 100% Not Reported $30,410 55

Most Recent Reviews

Katie Hughes 6/26/2019

Over the course of my four years at Bates College, it became home. This is in part thanks to my friends and teammates, but also thanks to my professors, classmates, coaches, and many others. The instruction and care given by my professors is unmatched. I would not have wanted to do my undergraduate anywhere else.

David Butterworth 2/16/2019

My high degree of satisfaction with my undergraduate alma mater lies more in the quality of the students than in the quality of the education. Although the latter was very high, I was fortunate to meet people throughout my years at Bates who taught me different ways to view the world, illuminated for me that there were other types of career paths available to me than I could have possibly imagined in high school, and would remain strong influences on my professional and personal lives for the rest of my life.... Read More