Emerson College Rankings by Salary Score

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Emerson College's Top Rankings

Emerson College is ranked on 4 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Emerson College

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

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Communication and Media Studies 75 93% 93% $25,250 $37,750 75
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 81 97% 97% $25,130 $27,130 81
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 75 96% 96% $22,310 $30,050 75
Journalism 82 97% 97% $23,250 $37,610 82
Marketing 63 95% 95% $23,250 $44,640 63
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 63 96% 96% $22,000 $39,730 63
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 62 96% 96% $26,000 $33,280 62
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 57 97% 97% $23,250 $30,770 57

Salary Scores for Emerson Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Communication and Media Studies 50 95% 95% Not Reported $48,430 50
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 72 100% 100% $61,400 $59,690 72
Journalism 10 92% 92% Not Reported $33,990 10
Marketing 35 96% 96% $50,500 $57,320 35
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 84 93% 93% Not Reported $63,010 84
Publishing 58 94% 94% $51,150 $43,050 58
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 28 96% 96% $53,850 $31,130 28
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 7 96% 96% $41,000 $37,210 7

Most Recent Reviews

Natalie 5/12/2020

I’ve had a very mixed experience here, and would not have selected the school if I could go back in time. There’s not much community among grad students. My experiences with instructors has ranged from supportive to shockingly unsupportive, hostile even. The school will tell you that there are teaching opportunities for grad students, but it’s not true for everyone. You have to pay for a course first to be eligible, and there’s no guarantee of having any chance to teach. Overall, I haven’t had the experience... Read More

qthy8 1/21/2018

I can't speak for other Master's programs offered at the school, but the IMC program was the biggest waste of time. You are essentially forced to take the same course over and over, material is repeated, format is the same (heavy focus on group projects and case studies) and half the courses listed in the course catalog are never even available to take. The program is antiquated and professors are extremely out of touch, especially with digital marketing and newer media. The undergrad programs are much more... Read More