Temple University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Temple University ranks better than 61% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Temple University ranks better than only 38% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Temple University

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

Temple ranks higher than 61% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 64% $25,000 $51,392 64%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 13% $27,000 $29,685 13%
Anthropology 70% $25,504 $29,250 70%
Architectural Sciences and Technology 29% $25,000 $40,338 29%
Area Studies 24% $24,297 $28,212 24%
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 51% $27,000 $33,993 51%
Biology, General 78% $26,000 $33,103 78%
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 8% $23,000 $43,240 8%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 85% $19,000 $52,107 85%
Business/Commerce, General 61% $26,000 $46,966 61%
Chemistry 78% $25,688 $44,021 78%
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 0% Not Reported $23,351 0%
Civil Engineering 48% $27,000 $61,020 48%
Civil Engineering Technologies/Technicians 76% $28,000 $63,430 76%
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 49% Not Reported $28,881 49%
Communication and Media Studies 51% $21,500 $33,687 51%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 67% $22,250 $28,598 67%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 75% $26,000 $68,790 75%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 62% $23,764 $37,671 62%
Dance 27% Not Reported $19,592 27%
Design and Applied Arts 88% $27,000 $44,305 88%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 27% $26,000 $20,561 27%
Economics 36% $25,000 $44,711 36%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 37% $26,251 $67,660 37%
Engineering Technology, General 34% $25,000 $50,856 34%
English Language and Literature, General 60% $25,000 $30,926 60%
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations 53% $25,486 $42,402 53%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 28% Not Reported $26,715 28%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 36% $22,410 $24,730 36%
Finance and Financial Management Services 59% $23,250 $52,941 59%
Fine and Studio Arts 47% $25,000 $25,812 47%
Geography and Cartography 16% $20,500 $29,685 16%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 25% Not Reported $32,925 25%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 81% $25,000 $34,473 81%
History 65% $23,645 $33,382 65%
Hospitality Administration/Management 75% $25,000 $41,813 75%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 53% $27,000 $30,119 53%
Human Resources Management and Services 71% $25,291 $50,182 71%
Insurance 79% $25,000 $59,674 79%
International Business 66% $25,250 $50,320 66%
Journalism 50% $24,200 $32,569 50%
Landscape Architecture 17% Not Reported $42,682 17%
Legal Professions and Studies, Other 85% $26,874 $42,309 85%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 52% Not Reported $29,685 52%
Management Information Systems and Services 39% $26,000 $51,607 39%
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 91% $25,848 $69,338 91%
Marketing 67% $24,767 $45,363 67%
Mathematics 40% $27,000 $43,054 40%
Mathematics and Computer Science 47% Not Reported $79,081 47%
Mechanical Engineering 26% $25,000 $61,778 26%
Music 14% $23,250 $20,140 14%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 40% $22,000 $31,423 40%
Natural Sciences 97% $28,500 $41,992 97%
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 78% $26,625 $35,060 78%
Philosophy 67% $24,250 $33,993 67%
Physics 61% Not Reported $46,478 61%
Plant Sciences 5% Not Reported $25,194 5%
Political Science and Government 52% $23,250 $35,626 52%
Psychology, General 53% $23,150 $30,298 53%
Public Health 68% $26,250 $37,671 68%
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 64% $25,000 $39,826 64%
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 68% $23,250 $34,339 68%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 71% $26,500 $71,575 71%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 64% $26,000 $34,562 64%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 54% $25,000 $33,604 54%
Social Work 85% $25,000 $36,697 85%
Sociology 44% $22,000 $31,670 44%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 71% $25,000 $38,630 71%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 74% $25,750 $40,243 74%
Visual and Performing Arts, General 19% $26,192 $20,687 19%

Salary Scores for Temple Master's Degrees

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

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 77% $20,500 $65,796 77%
Architectural Sciences and Technology 34% $63,376 $54,585 34%
Biotechnology 45% $34,021 $63,749 45%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 96% $44,750 $110,109 96%
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 54% Not Reported $55,964 54%
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 33% $52,000 $42,682 33%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 61% $54,185 $57,657 61%
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management 26% $20,500 $72,924 26%
Education, General 45% $30,750 $49,136 45%
Educational Administration and Supervision 47% $28,450 $55,651 47%
Finance and Financial Management Services 44% $37,152 $74,017 44%
Fine and Studio Arts 65% $41,000 $34,704 65%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 52% Not Reported $71,351 52%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 62% $41,000 $44,276 62%
Human Resources Management and Services 49% $41,000 $63,005 49%
Landscape Architecture 18% Not Reported $46,478 18%
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies 70% $37,688 $78,971 70%
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 27% Not Reported $71,015 27%
Music 35% $33,500 $27,681 35%
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 61% $32,000 $95,169 61%
Public Health 41% $44,416 $51,273 41%
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 74% $30,750 $57,318 74%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 49% $80,700 $56,415 49%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 55% Not Reported $38,289 55%
Social Work 58% $51,000 $46,902 58%
Special Education and Teaching 53% Not Reported $50,677 53%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 66% $28,134 $49,883 66%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 97% Not Reported $66,325 97%

Salary Scores for Temple Doctoral Degrees

Temple ranks higher than 51% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 37% Not Reported $62,260 37%
Dentistry 26% $291,386 $96,272 26%
Education, General 35% Not Reported $71,015 35%
Educational Administration and Supervision 36% Not Reported $76,460 36%
Law 51% $67,518 $69,477 51%
Medicine 61% $204,544 $58,877 61%
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 55% $136,167 $114,839 55%
Psychology, General 3% Not Reported $48,041 3%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 40% Not Reported $109,763 40%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 69% $161,632 $73,378 69%

Temple University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Elizabeth Coffey 8/29/2019

I really enjoyed my time as an undergrad at Temple University. The professors I had were dedicated and seemed to be very knowledgeable on the topics they taught. Being in the honor's program allowed me a few benefits, such as higher quality instructors. While I feel like the school as a whole was good, it was evident that the university favored certain schools, such as Fox school of business, and provided them with better facilities and technology. I know that some facilities such as the library have been... Read More

Stephen Benscoter 8/13/2019

Temple University is an amazing institution, filled with diversity, student life, and academics. Temple was not my first university. I was a transfer student from a smaller liberal arts college. When I arrived on campus, I immediately knew I was home. I worked with some of the most intellectually-engaging professors who challenged me to think, to grow and to strive for everything beyond what I could have imagined. Moreover, I forged strong, lasting friendships from a diverse group of amazing students from... Read More