Virginia Commonwealth University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Virginia Commonwealth University ranks better than only 41% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Virginia Commonwealth University ranks better than only 49% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Virginia Commonwealth University

We calculated a salary score for each of Virginia Commonwealth 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 Virginia Commonwealth 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 VCU Bachelor's Degrees

VCU ranks higher than 41% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 69% $25,000 $52,482 69%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 72% $24,060 $61,380 72%
Anthropology 18% $27,000 $22,055 18%
Area Studies 23% $21,500 $27,874 23%
Biological and Physical Sciences 38% $26,000 $30,228 38%
Biology, General 39% $23,500 $27,446 39%
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 4% $24,750 $39,369 4%
Business/Commerce, General 51% $21,500 $44,454 51%
Business/Managerial Economics 34% $20,000 $43,798 34%
Chemical Engineering 36% $25,343 $63,997 36%
Chemistry 14% $23,542 $30,451 14%
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 44% $25,000 $55,211 44%
Communication and Media Studies 47% $23,250 $33,147 47%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 66% $22,750 $64,659 66%
Computer Engineering 34% Not Reported $66,077 34%
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry 59% $22,750 $25,856 59%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 60% $23,083 $37,268 60%
Dance 69% $27,000 $26,353 69%
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions 75% $25,000 $62,409 75%
Design and Applied Arts 29% $25,244 $30,680 29%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 74% $25,241 $26,063 74%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 59% $27,000 $72,510 59%
English Language and Literature, General 21% $20,679 $24,808 21%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 24% $26,000 $26,063 24%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 54% $26,250 $27,126 54%
Fine and Studio Arts 18% $24,000 $21,383 18%
History 43% $20,500 $29,685 43%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other 40% $21,500 $42,841 40%
Information Science/Studies 62% $25,000 $56,528 62%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 22% $27,000 $24,615 22%
Marketing 39% $21,500 $40,621 39%
Mathematics 25% $25,000 $38,289 25%
Mechanical Engineering 30% $27,000 $62,409 30%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 23% $24,500 $29,852 23%
Music 28% $25,000 $23,649 28%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 19% $23,500 $26,997 19%
Philosophy 4% $25,000 $14,935 4%
Physics 63% $27,000 $47,260 63%
Political Science and Government 41% $23,250 $33,708 41%
Psychology, General 59% $22,390 $31,051 59%
Real Estate 23% $20,752 $42,682 23%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 34% $20,500 $61,172 34%
Religion/Religious Studies 63% $27,000 $29,685 63%
Security Science and Technology 43% $27,000 $36,848 43%
Social Work 57% $23,260 $32,925 57%
Sociology 36% $25,000 $30,616 36%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 12% $24,500 $30,409 12%
Urban Studies/Affairs 37% $20,537 $35,701 37%

Salary Scores for VCU Master's Degrees

VCU ranks higher than 46% 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% Not Reported $69,338 91%
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences 68% Not Reported $192,895 68%
Biology, General 25% Not Reported $26,739 25%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 85% $41,000 $93,467 85%
Business/Commerce, General 32% $64,767 $64,553 32%
Communication and Media Studies 50% Not Reported $48,432 50%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 89% Not Reported $45,500 89%
Education, General 30% $26,694 $45,592 30%
Fine and Studio Arts 21% $33,902 $24,325 21%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 71% $66,000 $83,768 71%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 32% $20,500 $39,369 32%
History 18% Not Reported $30,409 18%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other 45% Not Reported $63,005 45%
Information Science/Studies 75% $30,750 $90,412 75%
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 34% $41,000 $75,204 34%
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 99% Not Reported $63,997 99%
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 90% Not Reported $76,460 90%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 25% $20,500 $43,798 25%
Public Administration 27% Not Reported $47,260 27%
Public Health 13% Not Reported $39,369 13%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 38% $41,000 $93,467 38%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 59% $61,500 $59,350 59%
Security Science and Technology 18% $41,000 $46,321 18%
Social Work 43% $41,000 $44,699 43%
Special Education and Teaching 35% $20,500 $47,103 35%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 61% $41,000 $46,648 61%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 52% Not Reported $47,260 52%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 35% $33,502 $46,380 35%
Urban Studies/Affairs 55% Not Reported $55,512 55%

Salary Scores for VCU Doctoral Degrees

VCU ranks higher than 50% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 68% $54,561 $69,338 68%
Dentistry 32% $226,993 $99,577 32%
Education, General 25% $41,000 $67,101 25%
Educational Administration and Supervision 28% $41,000 $72,022 28%
Medicine 48% $194,392 $57,558 48%
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 37% $136,867 $110,938 37%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 99% $96,446 $184,403 99%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 35% $67,620 $68,351 35%

Virginia Commonwealth University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Roy Roper 9/28/2019

Virginia Commonwealth University hosts a diverse student population supporting well over 20,000 students and a wide variety of degrees. During my tenure at the VCU physics department, professors invested heavily in their students through high teacher-student interaction and also investment in student projects with real world application. The Physics Department hosts a variety of investigative experiments which include spectroscopy, lasers, scanning electron microscopy, chemistry (such as producing aerogels... Read More

Roy Roper 9/28/2019

Virginia Commonwealth University hosts a diverse student population supporting well over 20,000 students and a wide variety of degrees. During my tenure at the VCU physics department, professors invested heavily in their students through high teacher-student interaction and also investment in student projects with real world application. The Physics Department hosts a variety of investigative experiments which include spectroscopy, lasers, scanning electron microscopy, chemistry (such as producing aerogels... Read More