Rutgers University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Rutgers University ranks better than 67% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Rutgers University ranks better than only 48% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Rutgers University

We calculated a salary score for each of Rutgers University'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 Rutgers University 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 Rutgers Associate Degrees

Rutgers ranks higher than 93% of colleges for associate degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services 94% $16,750 $50,606 94%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 92% $10,500 $61,814 92%
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions 92% $13,988 $64,493 92%

Salary Scores for Rutgers Bachelor's Degrees

Rutgers ranks higher than 67% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 90% $23,000 $58,697 90%
Agricultural Engineering 78% Not Reported $61,516 78%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 81% $12,500 $66,989 81%
Animal Sciences 20% $25,000 $26,643 20%
Anthropology 38% $23,250 $25,194 38%
Area Studies 26% $24,714 $28,598 26%
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 83% $21,000 $40,896 83%
Biology, General 39% $24,380 $27,516 39%
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 46% $22,500 $56,234 46%
Biotechnology 98% $25,000 $50,231 98%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 94% $22,000 $56,415 94%
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 2% $26,000 $20,140 2%
Ceramic Sciences and Engineering 84% $22,927 $65,238 84%
Chemical Engineering 15% $26,000 $58,447 15%
Chemistry 70% $23,368 $42,123 70%
Civil Engineering 78% $25,226 $65,424 78%
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 82% $12,500 $64,629 82%
Communication and Media Studies 94% $21,875 $43,163 94%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 82% $20,500 $72,376 82%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 54% $21,500 $36,311 54%
Dance 53% $27,000 $23,761 53%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 59% $23,250 $24,267 59%
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 29% Not Reported $25,194 29%
Economics 58% $24,944 $51,256 58%
Education, General 98% $23,000 $49,962 98%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 57% $22,500 $71,974 57%
Engineering Science 57% $27,000 $66,653 57%
English Language and Literature, General 42% $22,500 $28,272 42%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 7% $27,000 $22,329 7%
Finance and Financial Management Services 84% $22,474 $60,433 84%
Fine and Studio Arts 89% $25,973 $32,791 89%
Food Science and Technology 75% $26,500 $51,607 75%
Genetics 9% $23,750 $25,967 9%
Geography and Cartography 42% $24,799 $35,060 42%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 86% Not Reported $44,021 86%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 86% $19,250 $51,106 86%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 37% $25,000 $28,662 37%
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 70% $24,036 $41,789 70%
History 36% $22,781 $28,417 36%
Human Resources Management and Services 61% $21,500 $48,247 61%
Industrial Engineering 73% $23,625 $72,483 73%
Information Science/Studies 62% $24,500 $56,601 62%
Journalism 66% $23,500 $34,908 66%
Landscape Architecture 71% $26,000 $49,331 71%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 68% $23,355 $36,310 68%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 38% $22,500 $27,488 38%
Management Information Systems and Services 86% $20,500 $66,498 86%
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 93% $19,500 $71,015 93%
Marketing 73% $22,612 $46,444 73%
Mathematics 75% $25,801 $53,537 75%
Mechanical Engineering 37% $22,625 $63,583 37%
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 68% Not Reported $37,568 68%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 42% $25,453 $34,633 42%
Music 77% $26,000 $32,925 77%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 76% $20,508 $38,018 76%
Natural Resources Management and Policy 12% $19,500 $24,615 12%
Nutrition Sciences 53% $21,500 $31,708 53%
Philosophy 42% $24,944 $28,598 42%
Physics 34% $21,000 $39,009 34%
Plant Sciences 38% Not Reported $35,416 38%
Political Science and Government 45% $22,500 $34,437 45%
Psychology, General 60% $24,250 $31,083 60%
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other 27% $25,392 $35,330 27%
Public Health 61% $25,000 $36,560 61%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 74% $24,899 $72,431 74%
Research and Experimental Psychology 82% $26,250 $39,909 82%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 37% $25,000 $30,409 37%
Social Sciences, Other 79% $24,000 $45,500 79%
Social Work 80% $23,750 $35,903 80%
Sociology 45% $21,500 $31,882 45%
Statistics 32% $23,250 $49,683 32%
Urban Studies/Affairs 47% $26,994 $37,568 47%

Salary Scores for Rutgers Master's Degrees

Rutgers ranks higher than 72% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 92% $33,700 $70,009 92%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 74% $117,117 $110,599 74%
Biological and Physical Sciences 84% $41,000 $77,966 84%
Biology, General 43% $35,053 $41,193 43%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 97% $53,414 $112,363 97%
Chemistry 29% Not Reported $50,231 29%
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 67% $20,500 $58,286 67%
Civil Engineering 73% Not Reported $76,460 73%
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 78% Not Reported $90,856 78%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 98% Not Reported $128,716 98%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 46% $26,250 $48,432 46%
Educational Administration and Supervision 83% Not Reported $69,338 83%
English Language and Literature, General 83% Not Reported $48,041 83%
Fine and Studio Arts 66% Not Reported $35,060 66%
History 58% $34,891 $41,025 58%
Human Resources Management and Services 51% $32,849 $63,921 51%
Information Science/Studies 12% $34,695 $55,061 12%
Library Science and Administration 82% $39,135 $48,247 82%
Medical Illustration and Informatics 13% $44,870 $54,713 13%
Music 30% $41,000 $25,967 30%
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 28% $41,000 $78,343 28%
Political Science and Government 34% $41,000 $41,937 34%
Public Administration 50% $41,000 $54,286 50%
Public Health 72% $43,250 $62,012 72%
Public Policy Analysis 40% $41,000 $57,318 40%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 68% $50,100 $110,967 68%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 28% $50,131 $50,022 28%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 55% Not Reported $38,289 55%
Social Work 66% $41,000 $48,104 66%
Special Education and Teaching 70% $20,500 $54,109 70%
Statistics 18% Not Reported $71,957 18%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 47% $37,960 $44,227 47%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 87% $20,500 $55,061 87%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 73% $20,500 $54,996 73%

Salary Scores for Rutgers Doctoral Degrees

Rutgers ranks higher than 45% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Dentistry 19% $220,971 $92,470 19%
Law 41% $76,500 $61,855 41%
Medicine 70% $176,797 $59,785 70%
Music 99% Not Reported $55,964 99%
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 4% $41,000 $98,974 4%
Psychology, General 16% $61,500 $57,318 16%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 55% $58,442 $118,790 55%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 83% $76,026 $75,989 83%
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 88% Not Reported $78,971 88%
Social Work 67% $82,000 $76,460 67%

Rutgers University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Dr. Grisham 1/12/2021

From my graduate experience in the biomedical engineering department of Rutgers University, this is possibly the worst school in the United States. Rutgers University is a money making business NOT a school. A school is supposed to provide a safe place of learning for the student and to help them get a job. Rutgers requires high tuition costs for inexperienced professors that do not provide any more knowledge than Google. If you ask a question in class, they will tell you, "Google it", which makes me ask,... Read More

Chloe 12/19/2019

Rutgers University provides excellent classes with many different class options to choose from. Some of the class options include General Psychology, Memory, Cognition, Neuropsychology, and Quantitative Methods in Psychology. There are many research opportunities and hands-on laboratory experiences available. The professors are very knowledgeable in their fields and provide support to each of their students.