Stanford University Rankings by Salary Score

Salary Scores
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Bachelor's
 98
Master's
 100
Doctoral
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Stanford University's Top Rankings

Stanford University is ranked on 13 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Stanford University

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

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biology, General 100 88% 88% $11,540 $51,160 100
Computer Science 100 98% 98% $15,600 $147,860 100
Economics 95 91% 91% Not Reported $67,660 95
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 100 94% 94% Not Reported $97,910 100
Engineering-Related Fields 99 88% 88% Not Reported $86,870 99
Engineering, Other 34 90% 90% $12,500 $56,420 34
English Language and Literature, General 99 86% 86% Not Reported $42,680 99
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 100 84% 84% Not Reported $44,170 100
History 83 89% 89% Not Reported $37,210 83
Human Biology 94 94% 94% $11,750 $45,700 94
International Relations and National Security Studies 100 92% 92% $7,600 $63,010 100
Mechanical Engineering 98 92% 92% $18,300 $77,970 98
Political Science and Government 90 96% 96% $10,100 $44,170 90
Psychology, General 100 88% 88% $10,840 $48,820 100
Science, Technology and Society 81 88% 88% $11,570 $55,960 81

Salary Scores for Stanford Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 89 95% 95% Not Reported $100,690 89
Area Studies 81 84% 84% Not Reported $52,110 81
Business Administration, Management and Operations 100 94% 94% $41,000 $166,520 100
Civil Engineering 92 98% 98% $46,500 $81,950 92
Communication and Media Studies 87 95% 95% Not Reported $62,010 87
Computer Science 100 98% 98% $29,670 $162,150 100
Education, General 95 97% 97% $30,500 $65,030 95
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 99 93% 93% $36,800 $127,250 99
Engineering-Related Fields 84 97% 97% $58,610 $110,430 84
Engineering, Other 29 92% 92% Not Reported $86,870 29
Genetics 96 100% 100% Not Reported $78,340 96
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 23 93% 93% Not Reported $48,430 23
Materials Engineering 80 100% 100% Not Reported $92,630 80
Mechanical Engineering 100 98% 98% $47,230 $113,550 100
Music 100 100% 100% Not Reported $112,000 100
Public Policy Analysis 50 100% 100% Not Reported $60,160 50
Statistics 100 100% 100% Not Reported $144,240 100

Salary Scores for Stanford Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 91 100% 100% Not Reported $144,240 91
Chemistry 98 80% 80% Not Reported $112,000 98
Education, General 86 94% 94% Not Reported $89,310 86
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 99 100% 100% Not Reported $188,470 99
Engineering-Related Fields 76 100% 100% Not Reported $182,280 76
Law 100 98% 98% $130,760 $163,870 100
Medicine 100 100% 100% $92,610 $70,680 100
Physics 72 93% 93% Not Reported $94,410 72

Most Recent Reviews

Maria Barba 7/15/2019

While I was at Stanford University, I struggled and I thrived. It is odd to see both of those adjectives together, but here is the reason why I believe I experienced both of those realities. As a high school student, school was easy for me. I excelled in my classes, so when I was academically challenged, I did not know how to cope. I failed to request for help, and I was actually put on academic probation my second year of college. That is when I realized I needed to take ownership of my education. I sought... Read More

Pamela Johnson 4/24/2018

I recently attended my 35th reunion from Stanford, where a lot of my classmates showed up because we created real, nurturing friendships that have lasted a life time. Stanford has a big reputation, but it's a pretty intimate campus with lot of natural beauty. I remember my first journalism class, where my professor encouraged me and nurtured my talent. It set me on a path that I'm still on, and still passionate about. A few years back, when I returned for my 20th reunion, I ran into the head of the Communication... Read More