Wake Forest University Rankings by Salary Score

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Wake Forest University's Top Rankings

Wake Forest University is ranked on 4 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


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 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 WFU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biology, General 14 97% 97% $21,500 $23,230 14
Business/Commerce, General 98 93% 93% $19,500 $65,130 98
Chemistry 46 95% 95% $19,500 $37,570 46
Communication and Media Studies 82 94% 94% $19,950 $39,370 82
Computer Science 63 100% 100% $18,120 $74,200 63
Economics 81 100% 100% $19,500 $58,670 81
English Language and Literature, General 96 84% 84% $23,250 $39,590 96
Finance and Financial Management Services 100 96% 96% $17,500 $81,110 100
Fine and Studio Arts 99 86% 86% Not Reported $38,290 99
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 34 96% 96% $19,500 $28,240 34
History 84 96% 96% $17,500 $37,570 84
Mathematics 84 100% 100% Not Reported $57,320 84
Political Science and Government 100 96% 96% $19,500 $57,320 100
Psychology, General 96 96% 96% $21,090 $38,290 96
Religion/Religious Studies 91 93% 93% Not Reported $38,290 91
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 56 100% 100% $20,740 $33,990 56
Sociology 96 100% 100% $22,500 $42,240 96

Salary Scores for WFU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 73 99% 99% $44,500 $65,020 73
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 56 98% 98% $103,730 $98,720 56
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 55 100% 100% Not Reported $52,110 55
Biology, General 34 100% 100% $53,030 $33,990 34
Business Administration, Management and Operations 69 99% 99% $57,520 $81,490 69
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 99 100% 100% $97,980 $150,870 99
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 28 96% 96% $82,540 $40,670 28
Sustainability Studies 25 93% 93% Not Reported $43,430 25
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 15 100% 100% Not Reported $39,370 15
Theological and Ministerial Studies 10 91% 91% $54,910 $29,690 10

Salary Scores for WFU Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Law 43 97% 97% $105,580 $63,670 43
Medicine 42 99% 99% $197,250 $56,930 42

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