Grinnell College Rankings by Salary Score

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Grinnell College's Top Ranking

Grinnell College is ranked on 1 list of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Grinnell College

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

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Anthropology 65 94% 94% Not Reported $28,600 65
Biology, General 79 93% 93% $18,100 $33,280 79
Computer Science 73 100% 100% $16,500 $79,280 73
Economics 56 98% 98% $15,070 $50,610 56
English Language and Literature, General 75 94% 94% $18,500 $33,280 75
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 12 100% 100% Not Reported $23,580 12
Fine and Studio Arts 5 100% 100% Not Reported $17,620 5
History 13 88% 88% $18,660 $23,350 13
Mathematics 28 100% 100% Not Reported $39,370 28
Physics 0 85% 85% Not Reported $13,700 0
Political Science and Government 61 95% 95% $17,500 $37,210 61
Psychology, General 66 95% 95% Not Reported $31,850 66
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 29 96% 96% $16,280 $28,960 29
Sociology 30 100% 100% $15,130 $29,690 30

Most Recent Reviews

StephanieMarie 2/10/2018

Grinnell College was an excellent school. I learned how to think critically and it enriched my experience of the world on many levels. It opened up a whole new world for me and my life likely would have been much smaller and less interesting if I had not attended Grinnell College. However, it did not in any way prepare me for the workforce. Its career preparation and placement services are incredibly limited. I've struggled since then to find a career pathway and have only recently figured out how to launch... Read More

Meagen Scott 3/21/2017

I absolutely loved my time at Grinnell College so much that I recommended my sister apply. She also graduated from the college in 2013. Grinnell opened a door for me to network and develop my career path and now I am pursuing a graduate degree in social work at the University of Louisville. Grinnell is an academically rigorous institution that prepared me for my graduate level classes.