University of Massachusetts - Amherst Rankings by Salary Score

Salary Scores
 75
Bachelor's
 72
Master's
 35
Doctoral
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University of Massachusetts - Amherst's Top Rankings

University of Massachusetts - Amherst is ranked on 15 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at UMass Amherst

We calculated a salary score for each of UMass Amherst'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 UMass Amherst 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 UMass Associate Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services 96 100% 100% $11,000 $44,360 96

Salary Scores for UMass Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 97 97% 97% $24,680 $63,520 97
Agricultural Business and Management 96 98% 98% Not Reported $55,960 96
Agricultural Production Operations 24 91% 91% $19,500 $25,710 24
Agriculture/Veterinary Preparatory Programs 19 100% 100% $26,000 $24,040 19
Animal Sciences 51 98% 98% $25,750 $30,690 51
Anthropology 64 93% 93% $25,000 $28,480 64
Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services 95 100% 100% Not Reported $50,470 95
Architecture 13 96% 96% Not Reported $38,290 13
Area Studies 30 86% 86% Not Reported $29,690 30
Astronomy and Astrophysics 36 94% 94% Not Reported $39,010 36
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 75 98% 98% $24,280 $38,940 75
Biology, General 82 96% 96% $25,000 $33,930 82
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection 34 98% 98% $20,000 $55,440 34
Business Administration, Management and Operations 95 98% 98% $21,500 $57,080 95
Chemical Engineering 31 97% 97% $27,000 $63,010 31
Chemistry 84 97% 97% $26,480 $45,500 84
Civil Engineering 57 98% 98% $25,000 $62,260 57
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 34 94% 94% Not Reported $27,050 34
Communication and Media Studies 91 97% 97% $21,500 $41,970 91
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 69 90% 90% $21,500 $28,870 69
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 59 98% 98% $22,250 $57,770 59
Computer and Information Sciences, General 51 100% 100% Not Reported $58,220 51
Computer Engineering 64 96% 96% $27,000 $75,830 64
Computer Science 74 98% 98% $23,250 $80,040 74
Dance 52 100% 100% Not Reported $23,650 52
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 78 100% 100% $23,250 $26,640 78
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 63 68% 68% $22,910 $33,990 63
Economics 59 95% 95% $23,250 $51,570 59
Education, General 66 94% 94% $25,000 $37,500 66
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 55 100% 100% $27,000 $71,730 55
English Language and Literature, General 80 98% 98% $22,750 $34,230 80
Environmental Design 34 100% 100% $18,750 $37,210 34
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 48 95% 95% $23,250 $29,320 48
Finance and Financial Management Services 85 98% 98% $22,000 $60,910 85
Fine and Studio Arts 67 95% 95% $26,500 $28,600 67
Food Science and Technology 79 98% 98% $26,000 $52,730 79
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services 91 100% 100% Not Reported $39,910 91
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 57 100% 100% $23,560 $38,290 57
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 100 99% 99% $23,250 $44,600 100
History 45 92% 92% $23,910 $30,050 45
Hospitality Administration/Management 91 97% 97% $23,250 $45,850 91
Industrial Engineering 74 96% 96% $27,000 $72,590 74
Journalism 70 99% 99% $24,250 $35,570 70
Landscape Architecture 84 100% 100% Not Reported $51,270 84
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 41 93% 93% $23,250 $31,250 41
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 36 94% 94% $23,250 $27,130 36
Marketing 87 97% 97% $23,250 $50,080 87
Mathematics 78 93% 93% $24,750 $54,620 78
Mechanical Engineering 57 97% 97% $26,640 $66,710 57
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 84 94% 94% $27,000 $41,010 84
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 73 89% 89% $22,000 $41,880 73
Music 96 95% 95% $27,000 $39,730 96
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 50 96% 96% $23,250 $33,210 50
Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate) 62 98% 98% $23,250 $40,090 62
Nutrition Sciences 36 95% 95% $23,000 $29,140 36
Philosophy 70 89% 89% $27,000 $34,700 70
Physics 71 98% 98% $26,300 $49,640 71
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences 79 97% 97% $25,000 $31,990 79
Plant Sciences 3 100% 100% $23,250 $23,070 3
Political Science and Government 62 97% 97% $21,500 $37,420 62
Psychology, General 87 95% 95% $23,250 $35,160 87
Public Health 71 96% 96% $23,250 $38,230 71
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 60 100% 100% $25,000 $68,320 60
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 78 96% 96% $23,000 $38,290 78
Social Sciences, Other 27 100% 100% Not Reported $28,600 27
Sociology 82 98% 98% $22,250 $37,600 82

Salary Scores for UMass Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 85 97% 97% $20,500 $67,570 85
Business Administration, Management and Operations 96 98% 98% $32,930 $109,490 96
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 21 100% 100% Not Reported $49,960 21
Civil Engineering 9 100% 100% Not Reported $63,010 9
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 62 100% 100% Not Reported $57,920 62
Computer Science 44 88% 88% Not Reported $97,070 44
Education, General 30 98% 98% $22,410 $45,700 30
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 49 100% 100% Not Reported $93,340 49
Fine and Studio Arts 49 100% 100% Not Reported $31,130 49
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 95 100% 100% Not Reported $52,730 95
History 16 85% 85% Not Reported $29,690 16
Human Resources Management and Services 96 100% 100% Not Reported $90,860 96
Mechanical Engineering 24 100% 100% Not Reported $77,400 24
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 88 100% 100% Not Reported $62,660 88
Music 61 90% 90% Not Reported $35,600 61
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 59 100% 100% Not Reported $52,290 59
Public Health 72 96% 96% $30,560 $62,260 72
Public Policy Analysis 13 97% 97% Not Reported $47,930 13
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 13 96% 96% Not Reported $25,660 13
Sustainability Studies 20 95% 95% Not Reported $40,470 20

Salary Scores for UMass Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Chemistry 59 100% 100% Not Reported $76,460 59
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 33 100% 100% Not Reported $71,020 33
Education, General 25 100% 100% $38,650 $67,100 25
English Language and Literature, General 72 95% 95% Not Reported $56,640 72
Psychology, General 19 85% 85% Not Reported $58,670 19
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 28 98% 98% $60,330 $101,960 28

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Anonymous student 12/19/2019

Terrible this is my second university. I had two classes to finish at my other university when I had to up root my family. There are no advisors to help with uww as far as getting a clear to sign up for classes and it's not straight forward. You want know what classes you need to sign up for or what number to put in to have it signed up if you have not used the system. Expect someone to over talk you tell you that you dont need help dispite never using their complicated online system and to be hung up on.... Read More

Teriin Lee 11/22/2019

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has a great campus community, as well as a multitude of clubs and organizations to take part in. With the nation's #1 dining, it is a wonderful and supportive university to find the true college experience. With the Hospitality and Tourism Management track, students gain hands-on experience in the field with courses designed for practical application, such as managing, and being a part of a restaurant team. We were also given advice by professors' personal experiences... Read More