Carnegie Mellon University Rankings by Salary Score

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Carnegie Mellon University's Top Rankings

Carnegie Mellon University is ranked on 18 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Carnegie Mellon University

We calculated a salary score for each of Carnegie Mellon University'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 Carnegie Mellon University 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 CMU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Architecture 80 100% 100% $27,000 $52,730 80
Biology, General 1 85% 85% $21,500 $16,660 1
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 89 100% 100% $21,500 $69,340 89
Business Administration, Management and Operations 100 98% 98% $23,250 $82,000 100
Chemical Engineering 91 100% 100% $27,000 $77,400 91
Chemistry 93 96% 96% $21,500 $49,100 93
Civil Engineering 88 93% 93% Not Reported $67,660 88
Computer and Information Sciences, General 80 100% 100% Not Reported $71,580 80
Computer Science 100 99% 99% $19,500 $156,490 100
Design and Applied Arts 100 97% 97% $23,250 $80,390 100
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 100 95% 95% $27,000 $35,700 100
Economics 99 98% 98% $26,000 $74,850 99
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 100 100% 100% $25,640 $118,470 100
Finance and Financial Management Services 100 100% 100% Not Reported $97,070 100
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 82 82% 82% $27,000 $39,370 82
Materials Sciences 88 100% 100% $19,500 $66,080 88
Mathematics 99 100% 100% Not Reported $72,900 99
Mathematics and Statistics, Other 98 100% 100% Not Reported $106,420 98
Mechanical Engineering 74 98% 98% $25,890 $69,340 74
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 73 100% 100% Not Reported $33,990 73
Philosophy 96 100% 100% Not Reported $45,200 96
Psychology, General 100 100% 100% $25,820 $42,680 100
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 95 94% 94% $22,750 $41,570 95
Statistics 95 98% 98% $17,000 $87,180 95
Systems Science and Theory 96 98% 98% $26,770 $89,970 96

Salary Scores for CMU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management 59 98% 98% $49,020 $47,260 59
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 11 85% 85% Not Reported $60,160 11
Business Administration, Management and Operations 100 99% 99% $98,040 $135,820 100
Chemical Engineering 55 100% 100% Not Reported $79,450 55
Civil Engineering 57 90% 90% Not Reported $73,450 57
Computer and Information Sciences, General 95 99% 99% $62,740 $119,290 95
Computer Engineering 100 100% 100% Not Reported $154,860 100
Computer Software and Media Applications 33 86% 86% $126,890 $64,990 33
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management 82 93% 93% $40,840 $96,350 82
Design and Applied Arts 88 92% 92% Not Reported $76,460 88
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 68 100% 100% Not Reported $38,290 68
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 97 94% 94% $34,350 $122,040 97
Health and Medical Administrative Services 77 97% 97% Not Reported $88,530 77
Mechanical Engineering 53 95% 95% $33,440 $84,650 53
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering 76 95% 95% Not Reported $110,880 76
Music 29 97% 97% Not Reported $25,580 29
Public Administration 78 93% 93% $40,970 $63,010 78
Public Policy Analysis 89 95% 95% $47,200 $73,720 89
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 87 100% 100% $41,000 $48,430 87

Salary Scores for CMU Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Engineering, General 24 100% 100% Not Reported $94,410 24

Most Recent Reviews

Katherine Fili 9/16/2019

Performance heavy based arts education! I had lots of opportunities to do full roles as an undergraduate student. The campus is easily accessible and the School of Music building is beautiful. My private teacher was Mildred Miller who is unfortunately now retired, but the currently vocal staff has a lot of wonderful teachers.

John 5/1/2019

Carnegie Mellon is a very academically challenging school. The social life and lack of school/life balance makes it even more challenging. But, five years into my career, I feel it prepared me for success in the workforce in every way possible. I have worked at top companies in Silicon Valley and been able to rise quickly thanks to the breadth of my skills. I compare myself to colleagues my age from other leading universities like Stanford and continue to feel I excel above them in many ways due to the work... Read More