Boston College Rankings by Salary Score

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Boston College's Top Rankings

Boston College is ranked on 17 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Boston College

We calculated a salary score for each of Boston 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 Boston 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 BC Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 100 99% 99% $17,500 $70,680 100
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 12 100% 100% $17,500 $25,190 12
Biology, General 87 94% 94% $17,500 $35,060 87
Business Administration, Management and Operations 99 99% 99% $15,500 $64,000 99
Chemistry 59 100% 100% $15,500 $39,930 59
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 92 97% 97% $16,500 $42,680 92
Communication and Media Studies 100 95% 95% $16,500 $50,110 100
Computer Science 89 96% 96% $17,500 $91,740 89
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 96 95% 95% Not Reported $30,770 96
Economics 96 96% 96% $16,500 $68,640 96
English Language and Literature, General 99 96% 96% $17,500 $43,800 99
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations 100 100% 100% $17,500 $81,700 100
Finance and Financial Management Services 99 97% 97% $16,500 $75,410 99
Fine and Studio Arts 100 92% 92% Not Reported $40,490 100
History 94 97% 97% $18,000 $41,410 94
Information Science/Studies 94 97% 97% $17,500 $71,020 94
International/Global Studies 75 93% 93% $17,000 $40,140 75
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 81 93% 93% $16,500 $64,200 81
Marketing 100 99% 99% $17,000 $60,230 100
Mathematics 92 98% 98% $17,500 $61,810 92
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 74 100% 100% $17,500 $37,570 74
Philosophy 95 95% 95% $16,500 $43,800 95
Political Science and Government 85 97% 97% $17,000 $42,680 85
Psychology, General 99 92% 92% $17,000 $40,470 99
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 70 99% 99% $14,500 $71,140 70
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 98 100% 100% Not Reported $47,260 98
Sociology 98 98% 98% $16,820 $43,430 98
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 98 100% 100% $17,500 $46,090 98
Theological and Ministerial Studies 97 100% 100% $17,500 $42,120 97

Salary Scores for BC Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 85 92% 92% $20,500 $67,530 85
Business Administration, Management and Operations 98 99% 99% $46,710 $115,060 98
Curriculum and Instruction 60 100% 100% $20,500 $51,360 60
Educational Administration and Supervision 35 97% 97% $30,750 $51,270 35
English Language and Literature, General 66 97% 97% $32,340 $43,130 66
Finance and Financial Management Services 76 96% 96% $32,500 $92,630 76
History 79 96% 96% Not Reported $46,790 79
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 67 94% 94% $51,250 $46,170 67
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 48 100% 100% $52,070 $99,420 48
Social Work 73 98% 98% $50,450 $49,180 73
Special Education and Teaching 60 100% 100% $20,500 $52,110 60
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 40 100% 100% Not Reported $43,050 40
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 63 100% 100% $27,140 $52,460 63
Theological and Ministerial Studies 51 89% 89% $26,240 $46,090 51

Salary Scores for BC Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Chemistry 44 100% 100% Not Reported $69,340 44
Curriculum and Instruction 85 100% 100% Not Reported $84,650 85
Educational Administration and Supervision 97 100% 100% Not Reported $117,570 97
Law 77 96% 96% $109,260 $91,740 77

Most Recent Reviews

Alex Nicoll 6/21/2018

Boston College is an excellent college with a diversity of thought and a (decently) diverse student body. However, I wouldn't recommend it to every student. There is certainly a "type" of student: white, affluent, from a private high school, interested in business, and slightly conservative. The size of the student body makes it very possible to find people outside of this type, as I did in my time at the school. It can be a trouble though, and requires effort and looking into clubs and student associations.... Read More

Wesley Lowenfeld 4/23/2018

Boston College exposed me to a wide range of academic pursuits with its core program in an ideal location. BC is located between Boston and Chestnut Hill, giving the best of both worlds. The professors include some world-class researchers and teachers, and the facilities are fantastic.