Macalester College Rankings by Salary Score

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


Salary and Debt by Major at Macalester College

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

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biology, General 34 93% $22,920 $26,740 34
Communication and Media Studies 13 85% Not Reported $26,350 13
Computer and Information Sciences, General 79 100% $19,500 $71,020 79
Economics 65 97% $18,750 $53,360 65
Geography and Cartography 42 88% $19,500 $35,060 42
International/Global Studies 33 98% $19,430 $28,440 33
Mathematics 84 100% $22,850 $57,320 84
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 11 94% $17,500 $24,420 11
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 50 89% $21,000 $29,690 50
Political Science and Government 38 100% $23,410 $33,280 38
Psychology, General 12 86% $19,000 $24,420 12
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 8 92% Not Reported $18,770 8

Most Recent Reviews

Anissa 3/24/2017

The people are what makes this institution remarkable. I had tremendous professors, passionate peers, and countless opportunities to engage in rigorous academic and professional experiences. There's plenty to do on campus and even more to do in the Twin Cities. However, they might feel a little quiet if you're from a metropolitan area like NYC or LA.

Zoe Campbell 7/4/2016

A wonderful school for motivated students. The student body is diverse, and the Twin Cities provide lots of opportunities for students. The Biology Department has great professors, though I would have liked more ecology/ environmental science courses.