Washington University in St. Louis Rankings Based on Salary

  • Washington University in St. Louis ranks better than 90% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Washington University in St. Louis ranks better than 94% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Washington University in St. Louis's Top Rankings

Salary and Debt by Major at Washington University in St. Louis

We calculated a salary score for each of Washington University in St. Louis'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 Washington University in St. Louis 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 WashU Bachelor's Degrees

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

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Anthropology 73% $17,500 $29,685 73%
Architectural Sciences and Technology 8% Not Reported $29,685 8%
Area Studies 98% Not Reported $50,465 98%
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 3% $11,312 $20,140 3%
Biology, General 1% $15,500 $15,922 1%
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 98% $15,250 $78,785 98%
Business/Managerial Economics 99% Not Reported $84,653 99%
Chemical Engineering 88% $11,694 $76,460 88%
Computer Science 98% $15,000 $108,649 98%
Design and Applied Arts 92% $19,000 $46,087 92%
Economics 90% $15,950 $63,600 90%
Finance and Financial Management Services 99% $16,250 $89,746 99%
Fine and Studio Arts 74% Not Reported $29,685 74%
International/Global Studies 69% $14,036 $38,289 69%
Marketing 99% $16,250 $66,653 99%
Mathematics 93% $14,600 $63,005 93%
Mechanical Engineering 74% $11,500 $69,338 74%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 81% Not Reported $39,369 81%
Political Science and Government 97% $16,250 $48,823 97%
Psychology, General 80% $17,500 $33,993 80%
Systems Engineering 82% $18,206 $77,401 82%

Salary Scores for WashU Master's Degrees

WashU ranks higher than 67% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 44% Not Reported $86,867 44%
Architectural Sciences and Technology 29% $83,000 $52,941 29%
Architecture 38% Not Reported $52,607 38%
Biology, General 52% Not Reported $47,260 52%
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology 34% Not Reported $67,660 34%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 97% $77,292 $112,939 97%
Chemical Engineering 75% Not Reported $84,653 75%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 3% Not Reported $43,128 3%
Computer Science 52% Not Reported $101,964 52%
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management 66% Not Reported $89,076 66%
Finance and Financial Management Services 60% $63,845 $82,440 60%
Fine and Studio Arts 26% $72,500 $25,580 26%
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies 19% $54,060 $47,231 19%
Mechanical Engineering 60% Not Reported $86,263 60%
Public Health 52% $52,900 $55,151 52%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 80% $83,347 $66,756 80%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 10% Not Reported $24,421 10%
Social Work 37% $58,260 $43,832 37%

Salary Scores for WashU Doctoral Degrees

WashU ranks higher than 62% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 41% Not Reported $72,022 41%
Law 79% $88,000 $93,342 79%
Medicine 59% $95,000 $58,650 59%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 27% $110,560 $67,073 27%
Social Work 93% Not Reported $89,008 93%

Washington University in St. Louis Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Nicole Joison 12/25/2019

Washington University in St. Louis altered the course of my life. The community of diverse students enriched my view of the world and connected me to friends, mentors, and teachers that make up a strong support system even after graduating from the undergraduate program. The community at WashU is unique, because everyone is there to challenge themselves academically. However; what sets it apart is the collaborative work environment. Everyone is there to pursue truth and knowledge, they are open-minded, and... Read More

Anonymous 3/24/2019

WashU is an incredible place to meet smart, driven students and to learn from top tier professors. The business program does a fantastic job preparing you for a career, and focuses on opportunities to create local impact. The curriculum is diverse and the University does a great job bringing in guest speakers and partnering with local business to provide experiential opportunities. The facilities are top-notch and you will have every resource available to succeed. The only area that could be improved is career... Read More