University of Chicago Rankings Based on Salary

  • University of Chicago ranks better than 92% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • University of Chicago ranks better than 85% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at University of Chicago

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

UChicago ranks higher than 92% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Anthropology 98% Not Reported $36,852 98%
Area Studies 37% Not Reported $31,133 37%
Biology, General 33% $15,860 $26,585 33%
Chemistry 58% $19,500 $39,729 58%
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 92% Not Reported $42,682 92%
Computer Science 88% $19,000 $90,856 88%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 5% Not Reported $16,169 5%
Economics 99% $16,999 $83,647 99%
English Language and Literature, General 93% $16,500 $37,980 93%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 42% Not Reported $28,598 42%
History 87% $18,500 $38,289 87%
International Relations and National Security Studies 64% Not Reported $39,729 64%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 82% $17,249 $39,369 82%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 27% Not Reported $25,596 27%
Mathematics 99% $16,999 $75,989 99%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 91% Not Reported $42,682 91%
Philosophy 47% $19,500 $29,685 47%
Physics 86% $19,500 $55,512 86%
Political Science and Government 87% $13,946 $43,319 87%
Public Policy Analysis 89% $15,834 $51,690 89%
Research and Experimental Psychology 97% $18,000 $47,260 97%
Sociology 98% Not Reported $43,426 98%
Statistics 97% Not Reported $91,744 97%

Salary Scores for UChicago Master's Degrees

UChicago ranks higher than 94% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Applied Mathematics 84% $58,163 $108,331 84%
Area Studies 37% $51,615 $38,289 37%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 99% $79,125 $165,138 99%
Computer Programming 24% Not Reported $86,867 24%
Computer Science 54% $56,769 $103,078 54%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 99% Not Reported $84,653 99%
Design and Applied Arts 16% Not Reported $32,925 16%
Education, General 76% Not Reported $56,302 76%
International Relations and National Security Studies 37% Not Reported $52,107 37%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 14% $65,471 $36,848 14%
Public Policy Analysis 89% $89,564 $73,823 89%
Social Sciences, General 46% $44,429 $43,290 46%
Social Work 44% $70,177 $44,973 44%
Statistics 96% $49,176 $117,572 96%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 80% $71,574 $53,108 80%
Theological and Ministerial Studies 26% $55,705 $37,568 26%

Salary Scores for UChicago Doctoral Degrees

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

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
History 76% Not Reported $57,318 76%
Law 99% $156,934 $173,847 99%
Medicine 79% $130,368 $60,987 79%
Political Science and Government 32% Not Reported $63,005 32%
Social Work 81% Not Reported $81,702 81%
Sociology 20% Not Reported $63,997 20%

University of Chicago Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Ashley D 6/25/2019

The University of Chicago prides itself on its ability to challenge its students. It does so by training us to think analytically about a variety of topics from Econ to Science to Philosophy. I find this way of thinking to be extremely useful in the real world. When given a situation, I am able to view it from a number of directions as well as take the time to develop a course of action. I also tend to avoid taking information at face value, rather looking into the sources to ensure what I'm being told is... Read More

Daniel Comeaux 1/24/2018

University of Chicago was a fantastic undergraduate institution - incredibly rigorous, with interesting, curious classmates, and set in one of America's great cities. Hyde Park has only gotten better in recent years, and if you're looking for an undergraduate experience that is a bit outside the norm (mostly in a good way), I'd recommend it.