Fairfield University Rankings by Salary Score

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Fairfield University's Top Rankings

Fairfield University is ranked on 7 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Fairfield University

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

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 98 98% 98% $21,500 $64,660 98
Biology, General 55 100% 100% $27,000 $29,690 55
Business Administration, Management and Operations 92 98% 98% $27,000 $55,150 92
Communication and Media Studies 99 98% 98% $25,000 $47,690 99
Economics 44 97% 97% Not Reported $47,260 44
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 38 100% 100% Not Reported $68,000 38
English Language and Literature, General 88 100% 100% $27,000 $36,130 88
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 29 95% 95% Not Reported $23,690 29
Finance and Financial Management Services 87 98% 98% $26,000 $62,010 87
International Business 88 95% 95% $27,000 $57,320 88
International Relations and National Security Studies 10 87% 87% $25,000 $25,970 10
Management Information Systems and Services 85 80% 80% Not Reported $66,080 85
Marketing 90 96% 96% $26,970 $51,220 90
Mathematics 57 100% 100% $27,000 $48,040 57
Mechanical Engineering 65 92% 92% $27,000 $67,850 65
Political Science and Government 66 88% 88% $24,000 $38,290 66
Psychology, General 74 95% 95% $27,000 $32,930 74
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 84 100% 100% $25,000 $76,220 84
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 91 93% 93% Not Reported $42,680 91
Sociology 99 100% 100% Not Reported $46,090 99

Salary Scores for Fairfield Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 95 100% 100% $28,500 $71,580 95
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 98 100% 100% Not Reported $65,240 98
Education, General 64 93% 93% Not Reported $53,360 64
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 82 96% 96% $50,760 $49,710 82
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 71 100% 100% Not Reported $113,330 71
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 69 85% 85% $33,280 $41,990 69
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 22 92% 92% Not Reported $39,370 22
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 46 100% 100% $18,500 $46,090 46

Salary Scores for Fairfield Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 86 98% 98% $77,960 $141,590 86

Most Recent Reviews

Stephanie Gutkin 5/7/2019

My experience at Fairfield University was a unique one, that truly helped to shape me into the person and professional I am today. I learned and grew so much from the professors who were absolutely brilliant, caring, and for the majority of them, exuded the Jesuit values that lie as the foundation of Fairfield University. The Psychology department, specifically, provided a competitive curriculum that challenged me and allowed me to learn more than I could have imagined possible in a semester's time. I would... Read More

Kareli Lugo 1/22/2018

There are many professions that do not require the heart of the professional; nursing is not one of these careers. Being a nurse is a commitment to oneself, the multi-disciplinary team and the community to provide excellent patient outcomes. A nurse invests time, talent, and energy into the art and science of nursing, with the ultimate goal of promoting health in all individuals. A quick mind, strong body, and compassionate heart are innate qualities of a devoted and caring nurse. If this is what your goal... Read More