Harvard University Rankings by Salary Score

Salary Scores
 100
Bachelor's
 94
Master's
 99
Doctoral
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Harvard University is ranked on 15 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Harvard University

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

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Applied Mathematics 100 95% 95% Not Reported $104,750 100
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 65 88% 88% Not Reported $33,180 65
Chemistry 33 92% 92% Not Reported $35,060 33
Computer Science 100 94% 94% Not Reported $142,200 100
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 100 94% 94% Not Reported $46,670 100
Economics 100 96% 96% $9,460 $81,330 100
Engineering Science 74 100% 100% Not Reported $70,460 74
English Language and Literature, General 100 96% 96% Not Reported $46,480 100
History 100 86% 86% Not Reported $50,230 100
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 100 92% 92% Not Reported $54,710 100
Political Science and Government 100 90% 90% Not Reported $57,320 100
Psychology, General 100 92% 92% Not Reported $42,680 100
Research and Experimental Psychology 100 94% 94% Not Reported $61,020 100
Social Sciences, General 99 80% 80% $25,710 $50,230 99
Sociology 100 100% 100% Not Reported $54,250 100
Statistics 95 100% 100% Not Reported $86,870 95

Salary Scores for Harvard Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Architectural Sciences and Technology 57 94% 94% $61,500 $62,580 57
Architecture 95 93% 93% $62,250 $62,710 95
Area Studies 41 83% 83% Not Reported $39,370 41
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology 58 100% 100% Not Reported $81,660 58
Business Administration, Management and Operations 79 100% 100% $20,500 $88,640 79
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 89 88% 88% $41,000 $63,600 89
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 10 100% 100% Not Reported $21,050 10
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 83 89% 89% $58,570 $81,700 83
Education, General 87 95% 95% $28,500 $60,310 87
Education, Other 59 90% 90% Not Reported $63,010 59
Educational Administration and Supervision 89 98% 98% Not Reported $73,230 89
Educational/Instructional Media Design 98 95% 95% Not Reported $74,200 98
Finance and Financial Management Services 87 82% 82% Not Reported $101,960 87
International and Comparative Education 90 81% 81% Not Reported $60,770 90
Landscape Architecture 93 91% 91% $51,980 $61,090 93
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 61 79% 79% $29,700 $51,270 61
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 96 86% 86% $59,480 $66,540 96
Public Administration 100 87% 87% $41,000 $104,420 100
Public Health 100 99% 99% $48,000 $126,800 100
Public Policy Analysis 99 96% 96% $41,000 $85,420 99
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 85 100% 100% Not Reported $54,640 85
Theological and Ministerial Studies 39 93% 93% $25,000 $42,120 39

Salary Scores for Harvard Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Area Studies 24 85% 85% Not Reported $59,420 24
Biology, General 71 91% 91% Not Reported $66,920 71
Business Administration, Management and Operations 99 97% 97% $41,000 $172,370 99
Dentistry 2 100% 100% $228,880 $70,180 2
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 95 100% 100% Not Reported $84,650 95
Education, General 92 95% 95% $31,250 $93,920 92
History 96 100% 100% Not Reported $66,050 96
Law 100 96% 96% $141,190 $172,420 100
Medicine 97 100% 100% $82,580 $65,040 97
Political Science and Government 91 71% 71% Not Reported $74,580 91
Public Health 80 88% 88% $50,050 $84,650 80
Public Policy Analysis 89 88% 88% Not Reported $89,530 89
Theological and Ministerial Studies 23 95% 95% $33,000 $40,820 23

Most Recent Reviews

me 12/20/2018

Don't believe the hype. This school is not what its hyped up to be. Filled with snobs who think they know it all and students who buy into the b.s. The stuffy attitude the faculty has is antiquated. The students are entitled brats. The administrative staff is rude.

Oby Okafor 4/9/2018

It's a really good school with too much to offer. Therefore people who get the most out of the school are those who have a set of skills they are seeking to get. I noticed that although work experience is not a requirement for admission, previous work experience is very helpful. There are also several versions of the degree so take your time to find one that is tailored to your need. Reach out! Reach out! Reach out!. The students are exceptionally helpful and the staff so ask questions via email .