DePaul University Rankings Based on Salary

  • DePaul University ranks better than 73% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • DePaul University ranks better than only 41% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at DePaul University

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

DePaul ranks higher than 73% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 95% $23,000 $62,215 95%
Anthropology 25% $23,000 $23,351 25%
Area Studies 34% Not Reported $30,554 34%
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management 72% Not Reported $32,563 72%
Biology, General 80% $26,949 $33,459 80%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 49% $23,490 $42,682 49%
Business/Managerial Economics 86% $20,500 $58,402 86%
Chemistry 92% Not Reported $48,432 92%
Communication and Media Studies 56% $23,500 $34,501 56%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 33% $23,000 $50,439 33%
Computer Programming 58% $26,500 $58,372 58%
Computer Software and Media Applications 50% $23,000 $40,626 50%
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 60% $24,643 $56,641 60%
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management 98% $26,000 $77,213 98%
Design and Applied Arts 76% $26,960 $40,728 76%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 67% $24,500 $25,194 67%
Economics 24% $19,500 $41,007 24%
English Language and Literature, General 59% $26,000 $30,771 59%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 19% Not Reported $25,194 19%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 63% $23,499 $28,288 63%
Finance and Financial Management Services 78% $21,000 $58,185 78%
Fine and Studio Arts 7% $22,334 $18,315 7%
Geography and Cartography 0% Not Reported $18,315 0%
Graphic Communications 24% $27,000 $23,649 24%
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 51% $25,272 $35,791 51%
History 68% $23,000 $33,993 68%
Hospitality Administration/Management 73% $24,144 $41,342 73%
Information Science/Studies 53% $24,500 $53,775 53%
International Relations and National Security Studies 27% $20,500 $31,616 27%
Journalism 39% $23,667 $31,133 39%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 99% $33,332 $60,415 99%
Management Information Systems and Services 66% $25,000 $59,350 66%
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 25% $21,500 $46,227 25%
Marketing 85% $23,000 $49,503 85%
Mathematics 42% $24,000 $43,575 42%
Music 40% $23,000 $25,967 40%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 41% $23,772 $31,495 41%
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 6% $23,939 $24,730 6%
Philosophy 45% $27,000 $29,250 45%
Political Science and Government 63% $24,000 $37,568 63%
Psychology, General 63% $24,500 $31,450 63%
Public Policy Analysis 6% $25,000 $28,019 6%
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 69% $23,539 $40,684 69%
Real Estate 31% Not Reported $46,087 31%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 43% $25,000 $31,527 43%
Sociology 49% $21,803 $32,391 49%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 94% $24,500 $43,540 94%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 96% $23,073 $45,956 96%

Salary Scores for DePaul Master's Degrees

DePaul ranks higher than 60% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 82% $34,354 $66,765 82%
Applied Mathematics 38% $50,900 $78,971 38%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 92% $48,500 $101,406 92%
Communication and Media Studies 63% $34,166 $52,607 63%
Computer Engineering 24% $68,333 $88,195 24%
Computer Programming 76% Not Reported $87,420 76%
Computer Software and Media Applications 78% $47,433 $88,638 78%
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 65% Not Reported $99,516 65%
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management 68% $57,156 $89,841 68%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 23% $91,948 $26,353 23%
Economics 52% Not Reported $64,990 52%
Educational Administration and Supervision 80% $50,666 $67,660 80%
English Language and Literature, General 40% Not Reported $37,208 40%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 40% $59,549 $30,984 40%
Graphic Communications 77% $47,832 $45,305 77%
Human Computer Interaction 52% $58,936 $84,653 52%
Human Resources Management and Services 65% $41,000 $69,338 65%
Information Science/Studies 73% $54,624 $89,524 73%
International Relations and National Security Studies 30% $43,833 $49,709 30%
Journalism 21% $41,000 $37,568 21%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 91% $57,563 $63,005 91%
Marketing 48% Not Reported $64,493 48%
Music 19% $40,999 $21,850 19%
Public Administration 57% $47,833 $56,177 57%
Public Health 29% $41,000 $46,924 29%
Public Policy Analysis 12% Not Reported $47,260 12%
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 63% $41,000 $56,234 63%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 8% $101,927 $68,532 8%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 68% $40,489 $41,844 68%
Social Work 40% $79,726 $44,356 40%
Special Education and Teaching 91% $27,333 $60,689 91%
Statistics 23% Not Reported $75,204 23%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 61% $61,500 $46,673 61%
Taxation 97% $30,500 $108,092 97%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 40% $47,833 $45,127 40%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 53% $46,303 $50,341 53%

Salary Scores for DePaul Doctoral Degrees

DePaul ranks higher than 43% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 74% Not Reported $71,015 74%
Law 37% $125,162 $58,704 37%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 94% $128,743 $152,533 94%

DePaul University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Ali 6/30/2019

My time at DePaul was a great experience. I really enjoyed having faculty who cared about their students and were willing to help. My faculty and advisors were very helpful at communicating career opportunities and for keeping me on track to graduate. DePaul Central staff are very helpful with financial aid and payment questions. One of my main reasons for choosing DePaul was because of the offered resources. Resources like the Writing Center, SI, and the Library were all offered to help students succeed in... Read More

April 3/21/2019

DePaul's degree program was really great because they really focus on opportunity for different cultures and ethnicities. They also teach you a lot about Chicago history and the history of the school, as well as the founder St Vincent De Paul. He was basically an icon to them because he believed in equality and opportunity for anyone and everyone. I loved all of my professors, although of course I had some that I didn't really care for. I would say those professors for my non core classes. My core class professors... Read More