Massachusetts Institute of Technology Rankings by Salary Score

Salary Scores
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Bachelor's
 100
Master's
 80
Doctoral
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Top Rankings

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is ranked on 14 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at MIT

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

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 99 100% 100% $14,910 $78,970 99
Biology, General 100 96% 96% $15,140 $46,480 100
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 65 97% 97% $14,000 $61,020 65
Business/Commerce, General 100 100% 100% Not Reported $106,420 100
Chemical Engineering 99 98% 98% $12,000 $85,290 99
Computer Science 100 95% 95% $13,000 $126,500 100
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 100 96% 96% $12,000 $114,600 100
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 100 92% 92% $12,550 $69,340 100
Materials Engineering 78 92% 92% Not Reported $70,680 78
Mathematics 100 92% 92% $12,820 $82,440 100
Mathematics and Computer Science 87 83% 83% $13,000 $119,060 87
Mechanical Engineering 97 97% 97% $13,000 $76,800 97
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 100 100% 100% Not Reported $58,670 100
Physics 99 83% 83% $12,820 $69,340 99

Salary Scores for MIT Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 99 96% 96% Not Reported $113,930 99
Architecture 72 97% 97% Not Reported $57,320 72
Business/Commerce, General 100 95% 95% $41,000 $165,410 100
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 99 98% 98% $41,000 $72,080 99
Civil Engineering 71 100% 100% Not Reported $75,920 71
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 100 95% 95% Not Reported $151,220 100
Mechanical Engineering 100 100% 100% Not Reported $120,760 100
Real Estate Development 49 100% 100% Not Reported $81,700 49
Systems Engineering 98 91% 91% $45,880 $133,010 98

Salary Scores for MIT Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 86 100% 100% Not Reported $137,610 86
Biology, General 88 84% 84% Not Reported $74,580 88
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 96 100% 100% Not Reported $116,080 96
Chemistry 69 89% 89% Not Reported $81,700 69
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 35 100% 100% Not Reported $109,760 35
Mechanical Engineering 76 94% 94% Not Reported $106,420 76

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