Occidental College Rankings Based on Salary

  • Occidental College ranks better than 64% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Occidental College ranks better than only 40% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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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 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

Occidental College ranks higher than 64% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 43% $22,500 $32,569 43%
Biology, General 20% $21,946 $24,421 20%
Cognitive Science 55% $21,330 $41,007 55%
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis 41% Not Reported $29,685 41%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 76% Not Reported $26,353 76%
Economics 73% $21,500 $55,964 73%
Fine and Studio Arts 93% Not Reported $33,993 93%
International Relations and National Security Studies 63% $25,000 $39,555 63%
Mathematics 44% $24,000 $44,384 44%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 96% $21,500 $45,305 96%
Psychology, General 32% $23,000 $27,669 32%
Sociology 85% $21,985 $38,289 85%

Occidental College Reviews

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