Virginia Commonwealth University Rankings by Salary Score

Salary Scores
 41
Bachelor's
 46
Master's
 50
Doctoral
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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 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 VCU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 69 98% 98% $25,000 $52,480 69
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 72 100% 100% $24,060 $61,380 72
Anthropology 18 97% 97% $27,000 $22,060 18
Area Studies 23 92% 92% $21,500 $27,870 23
Biological and Physical Sciences 38 91% 91% $26,000 $30,230 38
Biology, General 39 92% 92% $23,500 $27,450 39
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 4 98% 98% $24,750 $39,370 4
Business/Commerce, General 51 95% 95% $21,500 $44,450 51
Business/Managerial Economics 34 96% 96% $20,000 $43,800 34
Chemical Engineering 36 88% 88% $25,340 $64,000 36
Chemistry 14 94% 94% $23,540 $30,450 14
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 44 100% 100% $25,000 $55,210 44
Communication and Media Studies 47 97% 97% $23,250 $33,150 47
Computer and Information Sciences, General 66 100% 100% $22,750 $64,660 66
Computer Engineering 34 85% 85% Not Reported $66,080 34
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry 59 97% 97% $22,750 $25,860 59
Criminal Justice and Corrections 60 96% 96% $23,080 $37,270 60
Dance 69 100% 100% $27,000 $26,350 69
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions 75 100% 100% $25,000 $62,410 75
Design and Applied Arts 29 95% 95% $25,240 $30,680 29
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 74 95% 95% $25,240 $26,060 74
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 59 97% 97% $27,000 $72,510 59
English Language and Literature, General 21 91% 91% $20,680 $24,810 21
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 24 92% 92% $26,000 $26,060 24
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 54 96% 96% $26,250 $27,130 54
Fine and Studio Arts 18 95% 95% $24,000 $21,380 18
History 43 93% 93% $20,500 $29,690 43
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other 40 98% 98% $21,500 $42,840 40
Information Science/Studies 62 98% 98% $25,000 $56,530 62
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 22 98% 98% $27,000 $24,620 22
Marketing 39 97% 97% $21,500 $40,620 39
Mathematics 25 89% 89% $25,000 $38,290 25
Mechanical Engineering 30 99% 99% $27,000 $62,410 30
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 23 96% 96% $24,500 $29,850 23
Music 28 92% 92% $25,000 $23,650 28
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 19 93% 93% $23,500 $27,000 19
Philosophy 4 89% 89% $25,000 $14,940 4
Physics 63 100% 100% $27,000 $47,260 63
Political Science and Government 41 95% 95% $23,250 $33,710 41
Psychology, General 59 96% 96% $22,390 $31,050 59
Real Estate 23 100% 100% $20,750 $42,680 23
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 34 98% 98% $20,500 $61,170 34
Religion/Religious Studies 63 89% 89% $27,000 $29,690 63
Security Science and Technology 43 93% 93% $27,000 $36,850 43
Social Work 57 95% 95% $23,260 $32,930 57
Sociology 36 96% 96% $25,000 $30,620 36
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 12 97% 97% $24,500 $30,410 12
Urban Studies/Affairs 37 84% 84% $20,540 $35,700 37

Salary Scores for VCU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 91 100% 100% Not Reported $69,340 91
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences 68 100% 100% Not Reported $192,900 68
Biology, General 25 100% 100% Not Reported $26,740 25
Business Administration, Management and Operations 85 100% 100% $41,000 $93,470 85
Business/Commerce, General 32 97% 97% $64,770 $64,550 32
Communication and Media Studies 50 100% 100% Not Reported $48,430 50
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 89 100% 100% Not Reported $45,500 89
Education, General 30 97% 97% $26,690 $45,590 30
Fine and Studio Arts 21 96% 96% $33,900 $24,330 21
Health and Medical Administrative Services 71 100% 100% $66,000 $83,770 71
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 32 98% 98% $20,500 $39,370 32
History 18 93% 93% Not Reported $30,410 18
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other 45 100% 100% Not Reported $63,010 45
Information Science/Studies 75 97% 97% $30,750 $90,410 75
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 34 100% 100% $41,000 $75,200 34
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 100 100% 100% Not Reported $64,000 100
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 90 100% 100% Not Reported $76,460 90
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 25 100% 100% $20,500 $43,800 25
Public Administration 27 100% 100% Not Reported $47,260 27
Public Health 13 100% 100% Not Reported $39,370 13
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 38 98% 98% $41,000 $93,470 38
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 59 99% 99% $61,500 $59,350 59
Security Science and Technology 18 100% 100% $41,000 $46,320 18
Social Work 43 99% 99% $41,000 $44,700 43
Special Education and Teaching 35 97% 97% $20,500 $47,100 35
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 61 100% 100% $41,000 $46,650 61
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 52 100% 100% Not Reported $47,260 52
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 35 96% 96% $33,500 $46,380 35
Urban Studies/Affairs 55 100% 100% Not Reported $55,510 55

Salary Scores for VCU Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 68 94% 94% $54,560 $69,340 68
Dentistry 32 98% 98% $226,990 $99,580 32
Education, General 25 94% 94% $41,000 $67,100 25
Educational Administration and Supervision 28 100% 100% $41,000 $72,020 28
Medicine 48 100% 100% $194,390 $57,560 48
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 37 96% 96% $136,870 $110,940 37
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 100 99% 99% $96,450 $184,400 100
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 35 99% 99% $67,620 $68,350 35

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