Wake Forest University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Wake Forest University ranks better than 90% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Wake Forest University ranks better than 73% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Wake Forest University

We calculated a salary score for each of Wake Forest 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 Wake Forest 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 WFU Bachelor's Degrees

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

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biology, General 14% $21,500 $23,227 14%
Business/Commerce, General 98% $19,500 $65,131 98%
Chemistry 46% $19,500 $37,568 46%
Communication and Media Studies 82% $19,945 $39,369 82%
Computer Science 63% $18,115 $74,200 63%
Economics 81% $19,500 $58,673 81%
English Language and Literature, General 96% $23,250 $39,585 96%
Finance and Financial Management Services 99% $17,500 $81,111 99%
Fine and Studio Arts 99% Not Reported $38,289 99%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 34% $19,500 $28,236 34%
History 84% $17,500 $37,568 84%
Mathematics 84% Not Reported $57,318 84%
Political Science and Government 99% $19,500 $57,318 99%
Psychology, General 96% $21,086 $38,289 96%
Religion/Religious Studies 91% Not Reported $38,289 91%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 56% $20,743 $33,993 56%
Sociology 96% $22,500 $42,235 96%

Salary Scores for WFU Master's Degrees

WFU ranks higher than 58% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 73% $44,500 $65,022 73%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 56% $103,728 $98,720 56%
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 55% Not Reported $52,107 55%
Biology, General 34% $53,034 $33,993 34%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 69% $57,519 $81,491 69%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 99% $97,977 $150,874 99%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 28% $82,543 $40,672 28%
Sustainability Studies 25% Not Reported $43,426 25%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 15% Not Reported $39,369 15%
Theological and Ministerial Studies 10% $54,912 $29,685 10%

Salary Scores for WFU Doctoral Degrees

WFU ranks higher than 43% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Law 43% $105,577 $63,666 43%
Medicine 42% $197,249 $56,925 42%

Wake Forest University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Paige Twyne 6/10/2019

The community at Wake Forest University feels more like a family than an actual University. Professors are very invested in their students and take the time to meet with students outside of class for office hours. In addition to help in office hours, it is common to grab lunch with a professor outside of class, or even be invited to their house for a home cooked meal. Take advantage of the opportunity to get close with your professors at Wake Forest University, this is not able to be done at larger universities... Read More

Michael Aper 2/20/2019

Wake Forest University is a world-class university. The student to faculty ratio is small giving students a high-level of access to their professors. The ease of access experienced by students at Wake Forest opens the doors to a lot of opportunity for them to be involved in research that will create a more robust education and assist them in finding a professional career that is a good fit. It helps students understand their proficiency with various tasks as well as learn what it means to be a team member.... Read More