Grinnell College Rankings Based on Salary

  • Grinnell College ranks better than only 45% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Grinnell College ranks better than 86% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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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 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 Bachelor's Degrees

Grinnell College ranks higher than 45% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Anthropology 65% Not Reported $28,598 65%
Biology, General 79% $18,100 $33,281 79%
Computer Science 73% $16,500 $79,284 73%
Economics 56% $15,067 $50,606 56%
English Language and Literature, General 75% $18,500 $33,281 75%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 12% Not Reported $23,579 12%
Fine and Studio Arts 5% Not Reported $17,624 5%
History 13% $18,662 $23,351 13%
Mathematics 28% Not Reported $39,369 28%
Physics 0% Not Reported $13,702 0%
Political Science and Government 61% $17,500 $37,208 61%
Psychology, General 66% Not Reported $31,851 66%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 29% $16,281 $28,960 29%
Sociology 30% $15,126 $29,685 30%

Grinnell College Reviews

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.