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

Christine 7/19/2016

Emerson College is a gem, a place where I found my refuge as a nerdy and ambitious young adult after the tumultuous high school years. The year that applied to Emerson (2003), the college ranked #1 on Princeton Review's "Dodge Ball Targets" list--a point of pride for me because I had always been one and never especially sporty. If you are a person who has great ambition to work in one of the careers in which Emerson specializes--film, TV production, tech theater and stage management, political communication,... Read More

ebookgirl 11/9/2015

Emerson College employs talented, professionals in the publishing industry as adjunct professors, so you are learning from people who work in the field on a daily basis. These professors provide insight that is otherwise unaccessible and give you a realistic view of what it's like to work in publishing. That being said, my graduate courses were what I made of them. If you want, you can squeak by doing minimal work, but you can also take the opportunity to make some really interesting things and form contacts... Read More