Cornell University Rankings by Salary Score

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Cornell University is ranked on 24 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Cornell University

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

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Agricultural Business and Management 100 95% 95% $12,500 $78,110 100
Agricultural Engineering 0 88% 88% $15,550 $42,680 0
Agriculture, General 82 95% 95% $13,100 $42,680 82
Animal Sciences 10 95% 95% $13,360 $24,530 10
Architecture 85 97% 97% $17,830 $54,190 85
Area Studies 75 81% 81% $11,800 $39,370 75
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 40 90% 90% $14,000 $32,050 40
Biology, General 42 89% 89% $13,500 $27,950 42
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology 73 94% 94% Not Reported $70,680 73
Chemical Engineering 72 96% 96% $15,500 $71,580 72
Chemistry 35 78% 78% $16,830 $35,600 35
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 83 93% 93% $16,250 $48,040 83
Civil Engineering 98 100% 100% $14,500 $71,850 98
Communication and Media Studies 99 94% 94% $16,220 $49,210 99
Computer and Information Sciences, General 99 96% 96% $12,900 $95,380 99
Computer Science 100 97% 97% $14,480 $129,390 100
Economics 99 97% 97% $13,500 $76,460 99
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 100 88% 88% $13,000 $97,600 100
Engineering Physics 97 92% 92% Not Reported $75,890 97
English Language and Literature, General 78 91% 91% $15,620 $33,990 78
Environmental Design 99 93% 93% Not Reported $60,840 99
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 75 94% 94% $15,990 $59,120 75
Fine and Studio Arts 100 91% 91% $17,640 $41,190 100
Food Science and Technology 67 93% 93% $12,750 $49,440 67
History 43 85% 85% $12,610 $29,690 43
Hospitality Administration/Management 100 97% 97% $12,500 $65,670 100
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 30 90% 90% $13,850 $27,440 30
Human Resources Management and Services 100 97% 97% $13,750 $66,120 100
International Agriculture 87 89% 89% $11,430 $31,840 87
Landscape Architecture 53 100% 100% Not Reported $47,260 53
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 25 100% 100% $14,000 $25,190 25
Materials Engineering 89 100% 100% Not Reported $73,950 89
Mathematics 100 94% 94% $15,500 $80,340 100
Mechanical Engineering 97 93% 93% $15,000 $77,210 97
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 26 94% 94% $12,500 $28,600 26
Nutrition Sciences 14 90% 90% $15,100 $25,190 14
Operations Research 49 100% 100% $15,970 $87,380 49
Philosophy 87 88% 88% Not Reported $39,930 87
Physics 32 100% 100% $15,500 $38,290 32
Plant Sciences 31 93% 93% Not Reported $33,990 31
Political Science and Government 97 90% 90% $14,500 $48,540 97
Psychology, General 100 91% 91% $17,500 $45,310 100
Public Policy Analysis 100 96% 96% $12,000 $69,900 100
Sociology 68 87% 87% $11,430 $35,060 68
Statistics 93 89% 89% $12,940 $84,650 93
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 79 100% 100% Not Reported $35,420 79

Salary Scores for Cornell Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 74 96% 96% $138,450 $110,430 74
Architecture 92 87% 87% Not Reported $61,520 92
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 56 98% 98% $53,170 $73,230 56
Business Administration, Management and Operations 100 97% 97% $111,450 $155,270 100
Chemical Engineering 27 100% 100% Not Reported $71,960 27
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 69 100% 100% $48,700 $58,670 69
Civil Engineering 70 94% 94% Not Reported $75,830 70
Computer and Information Sciences, General 49 100% 100% Not Reported $83,180 49
Computer Science 97 97% 97% $20,500 $144,240 97
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 71 100% 100% Not Reported $101,740 71
Engineering-Related Fields 48 100% 100% Not Reported $89,670 48
Health and Medical Administrative Services 63 96% 96% $61,500 $78,340 63
Hospitality Administration/Management 87 100% 100% Not Reported $64,490 87
Human Resources Management and Services 100 94% 94% $36,110 $115,340 100
Mechanical Engineering 64 98% 98% $52,290 $87,240 64
Operations Research 24 100% 100% Not Reported $94,410 24
Public Administration 58 95% 95% $41,000 $56,420 58
Real Estate 74 100% 100% Not Reported $106,420 74
Systems Engineering 23 98% 98% Not Reported $91,740 23

Salary Scores for Cornell Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Law 100 98% 98% $139,930 $179,150 100
Medicine 93 98% 98% $128,310 $63,750 93
Veterinary Medicine 25 97% 97% $141,180 $77,120 25

Most Recent Reviews

Anonymous 3/31/2019

Cornell University offers an incredibly diverse curriculum in an idyllic setting in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York. Unlike the other Ivy League universities, Cornell features various specialty schools that focus on subjects like agriculture, hotel management, and human ecology that make it uniquely practical. It also features an incredibly renowned liberal arts program through its Arts and Sciences School. Now, with its New York City technology campus, Cornell truly has stayed on the cutting edge... Read More

TR 2/10/2019

My time at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York was one of the most rewarding years of my life. Cornell has a ton to offer; From Collegetown, Academics, Greek Life, Sports, it truly has it all. Anyone thinking of attending this school must visit during the winter because it gets cold!!!