Valparaiso University Rankings by Salary Score

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Valparaiso University's Top Ranking

Valparaiso University is ranked on 1 list of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Valparaiso University

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

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 94 100% 100% $27,000 $61,140 94
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology 63 100% 100% $27,000 $36,670 63
Biology, General 52 98% 98% $26,950 $29,250 52
Business Administration, Management and Operations 52 100% 100% $27,000 $43,240 52
Chemistry 4 100% 100% $27,000 $25,580 4
Civil Engineering 57 97% 97% $27,000 $62,260 57
Communication and Media Studies 70 100% 100% $26,590 $36,850 70
Computer Engineering 26 100% 100% Not Reported $63,010 26
Criminology 4 95% 95% $27,000 $26,740 4
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 80 100% 100% Not Reported $26,930 80
Economics 29 93% 93% Not Reported $42,680 29
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 30 100% 100% $27,000 $66,020 30
English Language and Literature, General 5 89% 89% Not Reported $20,140 5
Finance and Financial Management Services 63 100% 100% $27,000 $53,980 63
Health and Medical Administrative Services 39 100% 100% $27,000 $38,600 39
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 76 100% 100% $26,670 $33,570 76
History 8 88% 88% Not Reported $21,510 8
International Business 77 94% 94% $27,000 $53,360 77
Marketing 81 100% 100% $27,000 $48,430 81
Mathematics 46 94% 94% Not Reported $44,750 46
Mechanical Engineering 66 100% 100% $27,000 $68,060 66
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 39 100% 100% Not Reported $33,990 39
Music 72 89% 89% $27,000 $31,840 72
Political Science and Government 21 100% 100% Not Reported $29,690 21
Psychology, General 27 100% 100% $27,000 $27,050 27
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 32 98% 98% $25,000 $60,370 32
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 44 93% 93% Not Reported $28,240 44
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 60 100% 100% $27,000 $34,700 60
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 75 100% 100% $26,990 $39,190 75
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 79 100% 100% $27,000 $41,090 79

Salary Scores for Valpo Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business Administration, Management and Operations 46 96% 96% $50,050 $68,670 46
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 48 94% 94% $68,670 $46,380 48
Health and Medical Administrative Services 33 97% 97% $39,930 $58,670 33
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 32 94% 94% Not Reported $39,370 32

Salary Scores for Valpo Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Law 25 94% 94% $136,460 $47,550 25
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 29 96% 96% Not Reported $103,080 29

Most Recent Reviews

Jennifer L. 7/16/2019

Valparaiso University is an excellent choice for an undergraduate degree. It is a great school for a student who is looking for a classic, well-rounded 4 year university experience. I loved it because I was able to really follow all of my interests. I was able to have two very different majors, study abroad, and participate in extracurricular activities.

Rebecca Kazdoy 6/29/2019

I went into college undecided, which seemed scary at first but the school provided many resources to help find a degree that interested me. All undecided students took an exploratory class in which we explored our values as people and what we might value in a career. Additionally, I worked with the Career Center on campus to identify potential careers I would have interest in using personalized extensive reports from career assessments. Furthermore, many professors were eager to assist me in exploring careers... Read More

Once I started to take social work classes, I had realized I stepped into a rigorous academic program for which I am very grateful for. I enjoyed every minute of my social work classes; my professors were thoughtful and challenged us in ways that would make us grow as individuals and as a cohort (class of students). As graduation approached, I began filling out graduate applications and learning the power of Valparaiso University's Social Work Program - it was fully accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE). This would allow me to be admitted to many graduate programs across the country and begin with "advanced standing status" and receive credit for that school's foundation courses. I ended up choosing the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis for concertation and the number of research centers the social work department has (about 15!)

Had I not chosen to have the experiences I did at Valparaiso University, I would not be where I am today - about to start a prestigious graduate program! I could talk all day about my student activity experiences and positions I held on campus, but that would require another 300 words, just know your ultimate campus experience is what you make of it.

Best of luck in finding your school, it will work out!