Stony Brook University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Stony Brook University ranks better than 59% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Stony Brook University ranks better than 78% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Stony Brook University

We calculated a salary score for each of Stony Brook 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 Stony Brook 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 SBU Bachelor's Degrees

SBU ranks higher than 59% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 94% $21,655 $79,150 94%
Applied Mathematics 31% $19,425 $47,846 31%
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 45% $19,892 $32,925 45%
Biology, General 36% $19,991 $27,112 36%
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 19% $24,745 $48,432 19%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 56% $15,500 $44,196 56%
Chemical Engineering 73% $17,200 $71,854 73%
Chemistry 84% $19,000 $45,500 84%
Civil Engineering 52% $21,000 $61,516 52%
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 97% $21,000 $73,321 97%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 86% $19,687 $74,953 86%
Computer Engineering 38% $20,000 $67,660 38%
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 55% $21,000 $28,598 55%
Economics 37% $19,500 $45,070 37%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 7% $21,208 $58,092 7%
Engineering, General 56% $24,986 $63,501 56%
English Language and Literature, General 48% $19,500 $29,250 48%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 81% $20,600 $33,993 81%
Fine and Studio Arts 42% $18,651 $25,194 42%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 96% Not Reported $48,432 96%
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 54% $19,500 $36,652 54%
History 48% $18,500 $30,554 48%
Human Computer Interaction 39% $19,500 $46,087 39%
Information Science/Studies 77% $20,073 $61,681 77%
Journalism 55% $22,966 $33,281 55%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 14% $20,000 $22,766 14%
Mathematics 17% $19,000 $35,416 17%
Mechanical Engineering 14% $22,500 $59,124 14%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 52% $20,331 $36,914 52%
Music 24% Not Reported $22,771 24%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 26% $15,000 $28,598 26%
Pharmacology and Toxicology 77% Not Reported $37,856 77%
Philosophy 53% Not Reported $30,771 53%
Physics 22% $25,631 $35,060 22%
Political Science and Government 42% $18,823 $33,993 42%
Psychology, General 58% $18,648 $30,839 58%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 97% $14,125 $85,760 97%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 44% $22,171 $31,848 44%
Social Work 1% $17,081 $22,329 1%
Sociology 70% $17,500 $35,416 70%

Salary Scores for SBU Master's Degrees

SBU ranks higher than 64% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 69% $20,500 $64,196 69%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 81% $93,899 $116,198 81%
Applied Mathematics 16% Not Reported $63,005 16%
Biology, General 43% $30,048 $40,485 43%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 31% $38,523 $60,185 31%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 13% Not Reported $44,971 13%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 98% Not Reported $128,716 98%
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 45% Not Reported $47,260 45%
Educational Administration and Supervision 35% $22,316 $51,311 35%
Finance and Financial Management Services 28% Not Reported $64,493 28%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 58% Not Reported $74,576 58%
Human Resources Management and Services 46% $20,000 $61,814 46%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 97% $18,964 $68,499 97%
Mechanical Engineering 15% $15,260 $74,576 15%
Medical Illustration and Informatics 53% $34,264 $73,215 53%
Natural Resources Management and Policy 51% Not Reported $48,432 51%
Psychology, General 11% $19,356 $32,925 11%
Public Health 64% Not Reported $59,350 64%
Public Policy Analysis 18% Not Reported $49,840 18%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 62% $39,368 $107,570 62%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 77% $46,006 $65,557 77%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 63% $42,082 $40,485 63%
Social Work 64% $35,476 $47,869 64%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 93% $24,427 $62,734 93%
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language 89% $22,115 $63,997 89%

Salary Scores for SBU Doctoral Degrees

SBU ranks higher than 68% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Chemistry 46% Not Reported $70,456 46%
Dentistry 2% $258,004 $69,338 2%
English Language and Literature, General 41% Not Reported $50,856 41%
Medicine 94% $188,355 $63,768 94%
Music 21% $61,500 $33,565 21%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 87% Not Reported $142,344 87%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 66% $133,396 $73,035 66%

Stony Brook University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Uchenna Ozuzu 12/24/2019

Stony Brook is a great university for the sciences. It will propel a student's love for the sciences even more with the many resources offered to students in different majors. A lot of research and volunteer opportunities to explore at Stony Brook, therefore I highly recommend this university for students.

Emily 12/13/2019

Stony brook has a wide variety of opportunities for psychology majors. There is a large department that ranges from professors specializing in areas of cognitive psychology to women's psychology. As an undergraduate there are opportunities to participate and assist in a professor's research experiments both as a participant or an assistant. However, if you would like to assist in research I suggest applying early and talking to as many professors as possible, as there is a lot of competition for these positions.... Read More