The George Washington University Rankings by Salary Score

Salary Scores
 86
Bachelor's
 79
Master's
 72
Doctoral
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The George Washington University's Top Rankings

The George Washington University is ranked on 20 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at The George Washington University

We calculated a salary score for each of The George Washington 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 The George Washington 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 GWU Associate Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 17 97% 97% Not Reported $34,140 17

Salary Scores for GWU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Anthropology 99 95% 95% $27,000 $38,290 99
Area Studies 70 96% 96% $23,250 $38,290 70
Biology, General 60 93% 93% $21,500 $30,410 60
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 92 92% 92% $26,000 $71,580 92
Business/Commerce, General 93 94% 94% $27,000 $58,670 93
Chemistry 3 100% 100% $27,000 $24,040 3
Civil Engineering 98 100% 100% Not Reported $72,610 98
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 32 100% 100% Not Reported $52,110 32
Communication and Media Studies 99 86% 86% $19,500 $48,820 99
Computer and Information Sciences, General 73 96% 96% $17,990 $67,660 73
Computer Science 70 90% 90% $26,000 $77,970 70
Criminal Justice and Corrections 47 93% 93% $26,000 $35,060 47
Dance 100 100% 100% Not Reported $41,570 100
Design and Applied Arts 92 92% 92% $27,000 $46,460 92
Economics 75 93% 93% $21,500 $56,720 75
English Language and Literature, General 91 89% 89% $26,500 $37,210 91
Finance and Financial Management Services 99 91% 91% $23,250 $73,850 99
Fine and Studio Arts 18 80% 80% $27,000 $21,510 18
Geography and Cartography 99 100% 100% $21,000 $51,270 99
History 98 88% 88% $23,000 $44,930 98
Hospitality Administration/Management 99 100% 100% $20,500 $52,110 99
Human Resources Management and Services 79 100% 100% $25,000 $52,110 79
Information Science/Studies 78 94% 94% $25,000 $62,010 78
International Business 98 88% 88% $25,000 $65,090 98
International Relations and National Security Studies 88 92% 92% $21,750 $46,590 88
Journalism 95 98% 98% $21,390 $41,570 95
Marketing 94 99% 99% $21,500 $52,610 94
Mathematics 87 90% 90% $22,450 $58,670 87
Mechanical Engineering 22 93% 93% $24,790 $61,060 22
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences 78 100% 100% $25,000 $31,850 78
Political Science and Government 96 96% 96% $22,370 $47,260 96
Psychology, General 57 89% 89% $25,000 $30,770 57
Public Health 90 100% 100% $23,370 $42,680 90
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 99 97% 97% $19,500 $51,270 99
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 60 99% 99% $18,750 $68,220 60
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 78 93% 93% $24,000 $38,290 78
Systems Engineering 53 100% 100% $27,000 $66,080 53

Salary Scores for GWU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 91 94% 94% $41,000 $69,340 91
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 64 100% 100% $148,050 $103,560 64
Anthropology 4 92% 92% Not Reported $26,350 4
Area Studies 85 98% 98% Not Reported $53,980 85
Business Administration, Management and Operations 97 96% 96% $65,500 $112,700 97
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 69 100% 100% $51,500 $51,610 69
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 80 100% 100% $92,510 $61,520 80
Computer Science 29 100% 100% Not Reported $88,200 29
Criminal Justice and Corrections 99 98% 98% Not Reported $85,760 99
Design and Applied Arts 44 95% 95% $93,280 $50,110 44
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 31 95% 95% Not Reported $28,600 31
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 61 100% 100% $78,000 $65,390 61
Economics 63 95% 95% $50,080 $69,340 63
Education, Other 37 100% 100% $62,390 $46,870 37
Educational Administration and Supervision 48 98% 98% $36,980 $55,690 48
Engineering-Related Fields 67 100% 100% $28,040 $99,480 67
Finance and Financial Management Services 44 82% 82% Not Reported $73,740 44
Fine and Studio Arts 98 92% 92% Not Reported $49,270 98
Health and Medical Administrative Services 73 98% 98% $68,780 $85,260 73
History 58 93% 93% Not Reported $41,030 58
Homeland Security 100 100% 100% $30,750 $122,040 100
Hospitality Administration/Management 47 95% 95% $26,270 $49,680 47
Human Resources Management and Services 62 98% 98% $41,000 $68,220 62
Information Science/Studies 70 98% 98% $42,390 $87,600 70
International and Comparative Education 59 100% 100% $41,000 $53,500 59
International Relations and National Security Studies 83 95% 95% $59,380 $67,850 83
Journalism 86 94% 94% Not Reported $52,110 86
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies 79 93% 93% $74,910 $85,210 79
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 95 100% 100% Not Reported $118,470 95
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 91 100% 100% Not Reported $52,940 91
Museology/Museum Studies 73 98% 98% $61,500 $41,380 73
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 93 100% 100% Not Reported $64,490 93
Political Science and Government 97 96% 96% $52,500 $76,040 97
Public Administration 97 100% 100% $50,100 $76,190 97
Public Health 74 95% 95% $69,030 $62,890 74
Public Policy Analysis 84 98% 98% $43,140 $70,860 84
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 89 96% 96% $51,690 $65,300 89
Publishing 92 100% 100% $32,150 $52,730 92
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 42 99% 99% $43,410 $95,970 42
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 22 95% 95% $90,970 $47,730 22
Security Science and Technology 62 100% 100% $51,500 $59,580 62
Special Education and Teaching 83 97% 97% $34,620 $57,480 83
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 88 97% 97% $47,080 $52,730 88
Systems Engineering 48 99% 99% $26,740 $101,790 48
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 91 100% 100% $37,960 $56,720 91
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 97 88% 88% $36,000 $65,560 97

Salary Scores for GWU Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 56 94% 94% $143,950 $66,650 56
Educational Administration and Supervision 73 97% 97% $61,000 $94,410 73
Human Resources Management and Services 93 100% 100% Not Reported $115,340 93
Law 73 97% 97% $172,330 $87,240 73
Medicine 69 100% 100% $200,180 $59,720 69
Psychology, General 81 100% 100% Not Reported $76,460 81
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 42 100% 100% $46,450 $111,440 42
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 73 100% 100% $149,970 $74,050 73
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 84 100% 100% Not Reported $78,340 84

Salary Scores for GWU Certificates

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 58 100% 100% Not Reported $29,540 58

Most Recent Reviews

T.V. 7/27/2021

Not a school that is equipped for biomedical research. The research facilities are subpar (at best) and they lack core facilities that most other biomedical research institutions, of any notable caliber, have readily available. They push unhealthy work/life balances amongst their PhD students and lack resources to help graduate students maintain any semblance of a healthy life.

Bill 1/10/2021

If I could give one recommendation to anyone considering this school, it is to stay away. I had a horrible experience. It is incredibly expensive and many students have considerable amounts of debt after graduating. I had my financial aid revoked temporarily causing a great deal of stress during my freshman year. While it was eventually reinstated later that semester, there was no communication as to why it was revoked in the first place. The majority of the professors offered little to no guidance and the... Read More