Occidental College Rankings by Salary Score

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Salary and Debt by Major at Occidental College

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

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 43 95% 95% $22,500 $32,570 43
Biology, General 20 88% 88% $21,950 $24,420 20
Cognitive Science 55 95% 95% $21,330 $41,010 55
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis 41 81% 81% Not Reported $29,690 41
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 76 100% 100% Not Reported $26,350 76
Economics 73 98% 98% $21,500 $55,960 73
Fine and Studio Arts 93 95% 95% Not Reported $33,990 93
International Relations and National Security Studies 63 89% 89% $25,000 $39,560 63
Mathematics 44 100% 100% $24,000 $44,380 44
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 96 100% 100% $21,500 $45,310 96
Psychology, General 32 89% 89% $23,000 $27,670 32
Sociology 85 96% 96% $21,990 $38,290 85

Most Recent Reviews

Jennifer D. 12/9/2019

I'm still deciding if I would recommend this school. Below are some pros and cons. pros - classes are fairly easy, can maintain solid gpa with moderate studying - easy to make a college athletic team - lots of parties to go to every weekend cons - not a lot to do on the weekends but party - school is super liberal, many of my straight guy friends want to transfer.

Hillia Aho 6/24/2018

Occidental College is a very small school in a very big city, which brings both pros and cons. Its a completely different college experience than UCLA or USC for example because of its size and liberal arts emphasis. The campus can feel kind of sequestered, located in a residential area and often referred to as the Oxy bubble. Not being from LA originally, I found it a little difficult to get off campus and experience the city, mostly because I didnt have access to a car for much of my time as a student. Relying... Read More