Washington University in St. Louis Rankings by Salary Score

Salary Scores
 90
Bachelor's
 67
Master's
 62
Doctoral
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Washington University in St. Louis's Top Rankings

Washington University in St. Louis is ranked on 5 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


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 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 WashU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Anthropology 73 92% 92% $17,500 $29,690 73
Architectural Sciences and Technology 8 100% 100% Not Reported $29,690 8
Area Studies 98 92% 92% Not Reported $50,470 98
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 3 94% 94% $11,310 $20,140 3
Biology, General 1 83% 83% $15,500 $15,920 1
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 98 94% 94% $15,250 $78,790 98
Business/Managerial Economics 100 93% 93% Not Reported $84,650 100
Chemical Engineering 88 100% 100% $11,690 $76,460 88
Computer Science 98 98% 98% $15,000 $108,650 98
Design and Applied Arts 92 90% 90% $19,000 $46,090 92
Economics 90 100% 100% $15,950 $63,600 90
Finance and Financial Management Services 100 97% 97% $16,250 $89,750 100
Fine and Studio Arts 74 79% 79% Not Reported $29,690 74
International/Global Studies 69 100% 100% $14,040 $38,290 69
Marketing 100 93% 93% $16,250 $66,650 100
Mathematics 93 94% 94% $14,600 $63,010 93
Mechanical Engineering 74 94% 94% $11,500 $69,340 74
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 81 100% 100% Not Reported $39,370 81
Political Science and Government 97 79% 79% $16,250 $48,820 97
Psychology, General 80 95% 95% $17,500 $33,990 80
Systems Engineering 82 100% 100% $18,210 $77,400 82

Salary Scores for WashU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 44 100% 100% Not Reported $86,870 44
Architectural Sciences and Technology 29 94% 94% $83,000 $52,940 29
Architecture 38 100% 100% Not Reported $52,610 38
Biology, General 52 94% 94% Not Reported $47,260 52
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology 34 100% 100% Not Reported $67,660 34
Business Administration, Management and Operations 97 96% 96% $77,290 $112,940 97
Chemical Engineering 75 100% 100% Not Reported $84,650 75
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 3 100% 100% Not Reported $43,130 3
Computer Science 52 93% 93% Not Reported $101,960 52
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management 66 100% 100% Not Reported $89,080 66
Finance and Financial Management Services 60 84% 84% $63,850 $82,440 60
Fine and Studio Arts 26 91% 91% $72,500 $25,580 26
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies 19 91% 91% $54,060 $47,230 19
Mechanical Engineering 60 100% 100% Not Reported $86,260 60
Public Health 52 99% 99% $52,900 $55,150 52
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 80 100% 100% $83,350 $66,760 80
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 10 100% 100% Not Reported $24,420 10
Social Work 37 97% 97% $58,260 $43,830 37

Salary Scores for WashU Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 41 95% 95% Not Reported $72,020 41
Law 79 98% 98% $88,000 $93,340 79
Medicine 59 99% 99% $95,000 $58,650 59
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 27 99% 99% $110,560 $67,070 27
Social Work 93 100% 100% Not Reported $89,010 93

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