Stanford University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Stanford University ranks better than 98% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Stanford University ranks better than 97% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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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 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 Stanford Bachelor's Degrees

Stanford ranks higher than 98% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biology, General 99% $11,537 $51,160 99%
Computer Science 99% $15,600 $147,858 99%
Economics 95% Not Reported $67,660 95%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 99% Not Reported $97,907 99%
Engineering-Related Fields 99% Not Reported $86,867 99%
Engineering, Other 34% $12,500 $56,415 34%
English Language and Literature, General 99% Not Reported $42,682 99%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 99% Not Reported $44,170 99%
History 83% Not Reported $37,208 83%
Human Biology 94% $11,750 $45,696 94%
International Relations and National Security Studies 99% $7,601 $63,005 99%
Mechanical Engineering 98% $18,300 $77,966 98%
Political Science and Government 90% $10,100 $44,170 90%
Psychology, General 99% $10,839 $48,823 99%
Science, Technology and Society 81% $11,570 $55,964 81%

Salary Scores for Stanford Master's Degrees

Stanford ranks higher than 98% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 89% Not Reported $100,690 89%
Area Studies 81% Not Reported $52,107 81%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 99% $41,000 $166,516 99%
Civil Engineering 92% $46,499 $81,948 92%
Communication and Media Studies 87% Not Reported $62,012 87%
Computer Science 99% $29,667 $162,153 99%
Education, General 95% $30,500 $65,025 95%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 99% $36,800 $127,248 99%
Engineering-Related Fields 84% $58,606 $110,432 84%
Engineering, Other 29% Not Reported $86,867 29%
Genetics 96% Not Reported $78,343 96%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 23% Not Reported $48,432 23%
Materials Engineering 80% Not Reported $92,632 80%
Mechanical Engineering 99% $47,231 $113,546 99%
Music 99% Not Reported $111,996 99%
Public Policy Analysis 50% Not Reported $60,161 50%
Statistics 99% Not Reported $144,240 99%

Salary Scores for Stanford Doctoral Degrees

Stanford ranks higher than 99% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 91% Not Reported $144,240 91%
Chemistry 98% Not Reported $111,996 98%
Education, General 86% Not Reported $89,305 86%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 99% Not Reported $188,472 99%
Engineering-Related Fields 76% Not Reported $182,280 76%
Law 99% $130,762 $163,869 99%
Medicine 99% $92,612 $70,680 99%
Physics 72% Not Reported $94,408 72%

Stanford University Reviews

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