Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Rankings by Salary Score

Salary Scores
 72
Bachelor's
 63
Master's
 56
Doctoral
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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University's Top Rankings

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is ranked on 13 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Virginia Tech

We calculated a salary score for each of Virginia Tech'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 Tech 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 Virginia Tech Associate Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Agricultural Production Operations 62 96% 96% $11,940 $33,190 62

Salary Scores for Virginia Tech Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 96 99% 99% $22,500 $63,110 96
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 56 99% 99% $27,190 $66,600 56
Agricultural Business and Management 49 100% 100% $19,000 $43,580 49
Agricultural Engineering 30 95% 95% $22,450 $54,190 30
Agriculture, General 56 100% 100% Not Reported $36,990 56
Animal Sciences 28 97% 97% $21,110 $27,870 28
Applied Mathematics 89 100% 100% $25,500 $75,520 89
Architecture 84 98% 98% $31,000 $53,780 84
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology 11 96% 96% $22,500 $31,500 11
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 68 96% 96% $25,000 $37,420 68
Biology, General 23 95% 95% $20,850 $25,040 23
Business Administration, Management and Operations 80 96% 96% $22,250 $50,320 80
Business/Commerce, General 99 97% 97% $27,000 $66,400 99
Business/Managerial Economics 94 100% 100% Not Reported $63,010 94
Chemical Engineering 56 98% 98% $25,250 $68,000 56
Chemistry 73 97% 97% $27,000 $42,680 73
Civil Engineering 73 98% 98% $23,500 $64,490 73
Communication and Media Studies 89 96% 96% $21,500 $41,320 89
Computer and Information Sciences, General 96 98% 98% $22,500 $86,530 96
Computer Engineering 66 99% 99% $25,500 $76,660 66
Construction Engineering 30 97% 97% $24,500 $66,820 30
Construction Management 75 100% 100% $26,030 $69,340 75
Design and Applied Arts 95 96% 96% $27,000 $48,430 95
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 93 96% 96% Not Reported $29,690 93
Economics 31 94% 94% $24,150 $43,320 31
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 66 98% 98% $24,500 $73,990 66
Engineering Mechanics 51 96% 96% $27,000 $65,320 51
Engineering-Related Fields 58 97% 97% $23,580 $63,750 58
English Language and Literature, General 70 96% 96% $21,500 $32,570 70
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Business Services 69 92% 92% $25,250 $47,260 69
Finance and Financial Management Services 88 99% 99% $22,990 $62,390 88
Fine and Studio Arts 96 88% 88% $23,000 $35,280 96
Food Science and Technology 52 100% 100% $22,500 $46,090 52
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services 33 97% 97% $23,750 $29,690 33
Forestry 64 100% 100% $21,500 $41,570 64
Geography and Cartography 55 98% 98% $22,530 $37,210 55
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 44 96% 96% $29,000 $36,130 44
History 78 96% 96% $26,740 $36,020 78
Hospitality Administration/Management 92 99% 99% $25,400 $46,480 92
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 56 100% 100% $21,500 $30,500 56
Industrial Engineering 62 98% 98% $27,000 $70,140 62
International Relations and National Security Studies 68 95% 95% $23,020 $40,670 68
Landscape Architecture 20 100% 100% Not Reported $43,240 20
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 93 91% 91% $20,500 $38,290 93
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 92 98% 98% $22,500 $70,200 92
Marketing 91 98% 98% $23,620 $51,270 91
Materials Engineering 46 98% 98% $25,500 $64,280 46
Mathematics 74 94% 94% $24,740 $53,110 74
Mechanical Engineering 78 99% 99% $24,250 $70,260 78
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 20 96% 96% $24,080 $28,600 20
Mining and Mineral Engineering 27 98% 98% $28,470 $69,620 27
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 89 98% 98% $21,000 $41,790 89
Philosophy 74 93% 93% Not Reported $35,590 74
Physics 44 93% 93% $22,500 $41,940 44
Plant Sciences 39 97% 97% $21,500 $35,730 39
Political Science and Government 55 98% 98% $20,880 $36,140 55
Psychology, General 48 96% 96% $22,050 $29,690 48
Public Policy Analysis 62 93% 93% Not Reported $43,800 62
Sociology 54 97% 97% $20,500 $33,140 54
Statistics 33 96% 96% $25,190 $50,230 33
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management 21 98% 98% $23,630 $24,200 21

Salary Scores for Virginia Tech Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 69 97% 97% $20,500 $64,280 69
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 83 100% 100% Not Reported $98,190 83
Agricultural Business and Management 71 93% 93% Not Reported $72,480 71
Agriculture, General 23 100% 100% Not Reported $44,470 23
Architecture 87 95% 95% $48,110 $60,050 87
Business Administration, Management and Operations 99 99% 99% $35,680 $121,050 99
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 40 100% 100% $49,980 $53,610 40
Civil Engineering 50 100% 100% $21,610 $72,300 50
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 86 99% 99% $30,750 $94,410 86
Curriculum and Instruction 43 100% 100% $22,500 $47,990 43
Educational Administration and Supervision 41 100% 100% $33,380 $53,360 41
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 52 100% 100% Not Reported $94,410 52
English Language and Literature, General 40 92% 92% Not Reported $37,210 40
Food Science and Technology 48 100% 100% Not Reported $58,670 48
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services 1 92% 92% Not Reported $29,690 1
Forestry 31 100% 100% Not Reported $47,260 31
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 0 100% 100% Not Reported $26,350 0
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 49 95% 95% $30,530 $48,140 49
Mechanical Engineering 11 96% 96% Not Reported $72,610 11
Natural Resources Management and Policy 88 97% 97% $40,500 $60,880 88
Public Administration 85 100% 100% $39,010 $66,050 85
Public Health 19 91% 91% $35,500 $42,680 19

Salary Scores for Virginia Tech Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Chemistry 69 89% 89% Not Reported $81,700 69
Curriculum and Instruction 55 100% 100% Not Reported $72,450 55
Educational Administration and Supervision 53 100% 100% $43,890 $84,650 53
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 53 92% 92% Not Reported $123,310 53
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 35 100% 100% Not Reported $64,000 35
Mechanical Engineering 57 100% 100% Not Reported $98,740 57
Medicine 44 100% 100% $227,000 $57,180 44
Psychology, General 73 100% 100% Not Reported $73,640 73
Veterinary Medicine 59 99% 99% $156,620 $81,330 59

Most Recent Reviews

Anonymous 8/29/2020

A majority of professors in Engineering, Science, and Math were apathetic and did not cover course material well. We were told to purchase textbooks that often did not cover the course material. In many classes, the first test would not take place before the drop/add period. I felt that we were expected to know material that was neither covered in class or in the textbooks. Professors would not show up for office hours or other appointments. My car was towed on multiple occasions, because they didn't inform... Read More

Kendall 8/23/2019

I love Virginia Tech. It is so diverse and everyone feels accepted and at home. In my degree program, Agricultural Sciences, as a future agricultural educator, I don't believe Virginia Tech is the best place to go. Most colleges have a major specifically for agricultural education/future educators, but Virginia Tech doesn't. This program touches mostly on leadership, but misses core subjects about how to be a good educator. I love this campus and community, don't get me wrong. But if you are thinking about... Read More