Vanderbilt University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Vanderbilt University ranks better than 90% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Vanderbilt University ranks better than 92% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Vanderbilt University

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

Vanderbilt ranks higher than 90% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Area Studies 86% Not Reported $42,774 86%
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 58% $19,000 $59,124 58%
Chemical Engineering 90% $21,500 $77,213 90%
Civil Engineering 87% Not Reported $67,324 87%
Cognitive Science 26% Not Reported $31,201 26%
Communication and Media Studies 72% Not Reported $37,208 72%
Computer Science 99% $19,500 $116,083 99%
Economics 99% $13,000 $76,208 99%
Engineering Science 39% Not Reported $63,005 39%
English Language and Literature, General 78% $15,000 $33,993 78%
Fine and Studio Arts 99% Not Reported $43,798 99%
History 82% Not Reported $36,848 82%
Mathematics 99% $21,197 $77,401 99%
Mechanical Engineering 93% $15,000 $74,405 93%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 24% $12,000 $30,228 24%
Music 42% $20,019 $26,354 42%
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 9% $19,500 $20,413 9%
Political Science and Government 99% $13,614 $50,439 99%
Public Policy Analysis 57% Not Reported $42,682 57%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 83% $5,500 $39,729 83%
Social Sciences, General 99% $13,000 $57,860 99%
Sociology 53% Not Reported $32,925 53%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 92% Not Reported $42,682 92%

Salary Scores for Vanderbilt Master's Degrees

Vanderbilt ranks higher than 73% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 91% $49,575 $69,338 91%
Applied Mathematics 58% $65,500 $90,412 58%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 99% $84,430 $126,717 99%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 59% $59,800 $57,318 59%
Community Organization and Advocacy 41% $32,006 $51,273 41%
Educational Administration and Supervision 52% $34,072 $57,318 52%
Finance and Financial Management Services 98% $88,055 $123,314 98%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 99% $81,000 $129,184 99%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 1% Not Reported $29,685 1%
Human Resources Management and Services 98% $59,995 $95,739 98%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 64% Not Reported $52,107 64%
Marketing 98% $59,995 $108,649 98%
Medical Clinical Sciences/Graduate Medical Studies 40% Not Reported $140,448 40%
Public Policy Analysis 46% $37,287 $59,124 46%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 46% $79,000 $98,027 46%
Special Education and Teaching 34% $27,820 $46,999 34%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 49% $58,467 $44,666 49%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 35% $37,390 $44,170 35%
Theological and Ministerial Studies 31% $41,000 $39,585 31%

Salary Scores for Vanderbilt Doctoral Degrees

Vanderbilt ranks higher than 85% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Chemistry 21% Not Reported $57,318 21%
Educational Administration and Supervision 65% $64,668 $89,968 65%
Law 98% $126,907 $129,252 98%
Medicine 52% $176,511 $57,905 52%
Physics 19% Not Reported $65,332 19%
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences 29% Not Reported $54,035 29%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 74% $75,998 $131,006 74%
Religion/Religious Studies 59% Not Reported $52,107 59%

Vanderbilt University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Thomas Desrosiers 12/28/2019

Vanderbilt is the reason I am who I am today. With its plentiful resources, wonderful instruction, and generous faculty, I have grown considerably as a student, professional, and human being. I must be upfront about the difficulty. By no means is Vanderbilt an "Easy A" institution. However, students are pushed for good reason. Vanderbilt is a source of world class professionals in all disciplines. More importantly, Vanderbilt produces thinkers. By being exposed to new ideas, concepts, theories, and discoveries,... Read More

Maya Benayoun 3/21/2018

Vanderbilt University offered the full package of things an undergraduate student wants. The academic discipline was challenging and the professors are world renowned. There are many already existing majors and the option to create your own dynamic major. The social life is un-matched with consistent access to SEC college sports games, Greek life, religious organizations, professional clubs and campus social activities. Moreover, the network once graduating is accessible, diverse and extremely helpful. As... Read More