Carleton College Rankings Based on Salary

  • Carleton College ranks better than only 32% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Carleton College ranks better than 97% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Carleton College

We calculated a salary score for each of Carleton 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 Carleton College 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 Bachelor's Degrees

Carleton College ranks higher than 32% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Area Studies 11% Not Reported $24,035 11%
Biology, General 24% $12,000 $25,194 24%
Computer Science 64% $14,394 $74,576 64%
Economics 81% $16,700 $58,943 81%
English Language and Literature, General 12% $11,000 $22,667 12%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 27% Not Reported $23,456 27%
Fine and Studio Arts 5% Not Reported $17,717 5%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 0% $12,500 $14,318 0%
History 56% Not Reported $31,839 56%
International Relations and National Security Studies 65% $16,980 $39,927 65%
Mathematics 37% $14,767 $42,188 37%
Political Science and Government 26% $17,300 $30,771 26%
Psychology, General 48% $15,592 $29,685 48%
Social Sciences, Other 30% Not Reported $29,685 30%

Carleton College Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Alexander Auyeung 6/30/2019

Attending Carleton College was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Prepare to be surrounded by people who will both challenge you and support you as you become the best person you have ever been. Professors will amaze you not only by their knowledge of their discipline, but also by their interest in you personally. Youll get to know all of them by their first name as they meet with you in office hours and even invite you over to their houses. Youll receive deeply insightful criticism in addition to... Read More

Youll discover just how many beautiful things there are in this world, while at the same time, discovering a new dedication to improving it.

Despite my love for this school, Ill do my best to keep this review in check. Carleton is of course a small liberal arts college, and some people might prefer the greater anonymity or more numerous course offerings at a larger university. I can also see someone attending a larger university if they know that it has an outstanding department in one thing or another that Carleton doesnt have. Carleton does have a liberal arts focus, which is great if your goal is to become a smarter, better you. But if you honestly would just rather have a direct path to a certain career like architecture of pharmacy, then I could understand you choosing to go somewhere else too. That being said, Carleton grads can compete with the best of the best in those fields too-thats how amazing a strong liberal arts base is. Some might find Carleton to be a bit remote, but thats just part of the school. I really enjoyed it, even as someone from Chicago who identifies as a city person.

There really is a lot to like about Carleton. But theres also a lot to like about so many other institutions out there. Check us out, but in the end go to where you feel most at home!

Joshua Estes 3/2/2017

Carleton College is a small liberal arts school located in Northfield, MN. Carleton offers students to explore and challenge their learning experience by encouraging all students to engage in multiple disciplines outside of their Major. While studying economics I was also able to take classes in media production and anthropology and sociology. This experience was able to teach me a diverse set of skills and allow me to think critically about scenarios related or not to my studies. Being a small school in a... Read More