West Virginia University Rankings by Salary Score

Salary Scores
 47
Bachelor's
 37
Master's
 45
Doctoral
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West Virginia University is ranked on 5 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at West Virginia University

We calculated a salary score for each of West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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 WVU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 52 98% 98% $24,340 $48,940 52
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 67 96% 96% $27,000 $68,150 67
Agricultural Business and Management 19 88% 88% $22,320 $37,570 19
Animal Sciences 38 100% 100% $22,500 $29,090 38
Biology, General 26 95% 95% $23,550 $25,580 26
Business Administration, Management and Operations 66 96% 96% $21,500 $46,640 66
Business/Commerce, General 46 98% 98% $25,250 $43,240 46
Business/Managerial Economics 22 96% 96% $20,500 $40,470 22
Chemical Engineering 62 96% 96% $23,610 $69,340 62
Chemistry 95 89% 89% $26,000 $50,440 95
Civil Engineering 48 99% 99% $26,000 $60,940 48
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 40 100% 100% $27,000 $54,150 40
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 74 98% 98% $23,970 $38,910 74
Computer and Information Sciences, General 70 86% 86% $25,490 $66,330 70
Computer Engineering 33 91% 91% $24,730 $65,960 33
Computer Science 33 97% 97% $23,000 $59,120 33
Criminal Justice and Corrections 14 100% 100% Not Reported $28,240 14
Criminology 42 97% 97% Not Reported $33,990 42
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions 57 96% 96% $29,000 $58,000 57
Design and Applied Arts 58 100% 100% $26,000 $36,670 58
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 4 94% 94% $23,490 $15,720 4
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 42 96% 96% $26,250 $68,890 42
English Language and Literature, General 40 88% 88% $22,250 $27,950 40
Finance and Financial Management Services 28 96% 96% $23,650 $44,910 28
Fine and Studio Arts 34 92% 92% $24,790 $24,040 34
Forestry 36 100% 100% $25,750 $36,670 36
Geography and Cartography 24 92% 92% $25,000 $31,760 24
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 57 100% 100% $25,000 $38,290 57
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 60 97% 97% $26,000 $31,360 60
History 31 97% 97% $22,250 $27,550 31
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 22 98% 98% $24,250 $26,350 22
Industrial Engineering 44 97% 97% $26,000 $66,650 44
Journalism 70 99% 99% $26,000 $35,520 70
Landscape Architecture 24 95% 95% $27,000 $43,800 24
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 55 93% 93% $23,930 $33,730 55
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 74 94% 94% $25,190 $33,280 74
Management Information Systems and Services 65 96% 96% $23,020 $58,940 65
Marketing 78 98% 98% $25,000 $47,600 78
Mechanical Engineering 65 98% 98% $25,430 $67,890 65
Mining and Mineral Engineering 16 97% 97% $30,280 $67,900 16
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 43 92% 92% $25,940 $34,960 43
Music 57 86% 86% $15,000 $28,960 57
Natural Resources Management and Policy 69 100% 100% $27,000 $39,370 69
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 1 88% 88% $22,010 $22,190 1
Petroleum Engineering 17 96% 96% $27,000 $70,300 17
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences 70 92% 92% $25,000 $30,770 70
Plant Sciences 12 100% 100% $22,780 $28,750 12
Political Science and Government 14 92% 92% $22,500 $27,750 14
Psychology, General 41 96% 96% $24,120 $28,870 41
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 38 100% 100% $24,890 $62,150 38
Security Science and Technology 23 100% 100% $26,000 $32,710 23
Social Work 59 96% 96% $27,000 $33,190 59
Sociology 37 95% 95% $25,000 $30,670 37
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 11 100% 100% $24,680 $30,120 11
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management 63 97% 97% $21,500 $30,050 63

Salary Scores for WVU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 65 100% 100% $18,700 $63,500 65
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences 2 100% 100% Not Reported $106,420 2
Agriculture, General 11 100% 100% Not Reported $39,730 11
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services 19 100% 100% $102,430 $86,500 19
Animal Sciences 24 100% 100% Not Reported $47,260 24
Business Administration, Management and Operations 35 100% 100% $22,500 $62,410 35
Business/Commerce, General 63 98% 98% $41,540 $83,550 63
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 70 100% 100% $36,530 $59,350 70
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 22 94% 94% $30,750 $39,830 22
Computer Engineering 64 100% 100% Not Reported $108,650 64
Education, General 15 99% 99% $20,500 $41,170 15
Educational Administration and Supervision 25 100% 100% Not Reported $47,260 25
History 6 92% 92% $23,280 $24,040 6
Human Resources Management and Services 80 97% 97% $39,920 $76,460 80
Legal Professions and Studies, Other 45 100% 100% $45,370 $54,250 45
Public Administration 3 84% 84% $27,080 $33,280 3
Public Health 43 95% 95% $42,800 $52,110 43
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 54 95% 95% $38,520 $53,830 54
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 28 100% 100% $40,060 $87,600 28
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 72 99% 99% $26,500 $63,550 72
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 52 100% 100% Not Reported $37,420 52
Security Science and Technology 42 100% 100% $27,470 $54,040 42
Social Work 31 96% 96% $41,000 $43,000 31
Special Education and Teaching 16 98% 98% $32,900 $42,460 16
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 30 100% 100% $34,000 $41,090 30
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 20 99% 99% $29,390 $42,500 20

Salary Scores for WVU Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Dentistry 61 100% 100% $207,940 $113,790 61
Law 35 96% 96% $82,130 $56,540 35
Medicine 36 100% 100% $167,850 $56,270 36
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 58 98% 98% $67,530 $115,440 58
Psychology, General 66 100% 100% Not Reported $71,640 66
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 38 100% 100% $86,470 $68,820 38

Most Recent Reviews

Anon Review 2/17/2020

Absolutely no support for international students or anyone. I am very disappointed with the leadership. Grad students are not their priority, though I’m not sure what their priorities are. I wish I had applied at schools that were willing to pay their TAs a livable wage!

Angela Barnes 8/16/2019

WVU is hard to get used to your freshman year. There are 3 different "campuses" within the main campus. It is a very large school with a lot of diversity which is great! Your general education classes like intro. to bio/chem/english/etc are not very personal because of the volume of students that need in those classes. However, instructors always have office hours and a lot of them are very helpful during those hours if you need a more personal learning. Once you get into your major classes, the professors... Read More