Oberlin College Rankings Based on Salary

  • Oberlin College ranks better than only 31% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Oberlin College ranks better than only 28% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Oberlin College

We calculated a salary score for each of Oberlin 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 Oberlin 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

Oberlin College ranks higher than 31% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Anthropology 15% Not Reported $21,508 15%
Economics 77% $25,984 $57,318 77%
English Language and Literature, General 11% $25,000 $22,420 11%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 65% Not Reported $28,598 65%
Fine and Studio Arts 6% $27,000 $18,087 6%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 28% $26,051 $28,598 28%
Music 19% $27,000 $21,508 19%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 3% $20,329 $20,444 3%
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 68% $26,990 $32,925 68%
Physics 69% Not Reported $49,058 69%
Political Science and Government 75% $27,000 $39,927 75%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 46% $26,912 $28,598 46%
Sociology 30% Not Reported $29,685 30%

Oberlin College Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Ruby 3/29/2018

If you are an intelligent, strongly motivated, creative thinker then Oberlin College is a great fit for you. Oberlin is a place that encourages students, staff, and faculty to embrace their weird bird, and to celebrate what makes us different. It isn't perfect, and while I was there it was clear that many students found Oberlin's claim to support the diversity of the community to be misleading. However, my personal experience at Oberlin was positive, and allowed me to engage in my academic interests while... Read More

Aubrey Pongluelert 12/4/2016

Oberlin College is an incredibly unique and special environment. It is a hive of curiosity, intellect and excitement for learning. Oberlin's small student body allows for professor-student ratios of about 1:20 for an average course, creating class atmospheres which are very discussion oriented. The professors at Oberlin are an amazing set of activists, artists, writers, scientists, mentors, and community members. As a whole they are extraordinarily engaged with the students, approachable and available for... Read More