Western Carolina University Rankings by Salary Score

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Western Carolina University is ranked on 2 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Western Carolina University

We calculated a salary score for each of Western Carolina 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 Western Carolina 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 WCU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 12 97% 97% $19,090 $39,150 12
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 48 100% 100% $23,690 $49,920 48
Anthropology 55 93% 93% $23,250 $27,310 55
Biology, General 21 96% 96% $21,500 $24,730 21
Business Administration, Management and Operations 14 98% 98% $19,890 $33,490 14
Chemistry 22 100% 100% $27,000 $32,570 22
Communication and Media Studies 18 96% 96% $24,250 $27,750 18
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 7 95% 95% $26,380 $16,660 7
Computer Science 19 96% 96% Not Reported $50,860 19
Construction Engineering Technologies 13 95% 95% $27,000 $55,060 13
Criminal Justice and Corrections 52 98% 98% $21,500 $35,890 52
Design and Applied Arts 36 88% 88% Not Reported $32,170 36
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 1 94% 94% $25,500 $16,480 1
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 41 96% 96% $22,500 $22,190 41
Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians 33 96% 96% $27,500 $55,040 33
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 21 100% 100% Not Reported $63,600 21
Engineering Technology, General 63 100% 100% $22,500 $57,770 63
English Language and Literature, General 31 92% 92% $18,750 $26,590 31
Finance and Financial Management Services 11 95% 95% $21,500 $38,290 11
Fine and Studio Arts 51 91% 91% $23,030 $26,350 51
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 60 100% 100% $26,940 $31,420 60
History 23 97% 97% $25,610 $25,970 23
Hospitality Administration/Management 12 97% 97% $21,510 $30,190 12
International/Global Studies 22 89% 89% Not Reported $25,190 22
Management Information Systems and Services 15 100% 100% $24,800 $43,240 15
Marketing 17 95% 95% $23,500 $36,020 17
Mathematics 10 100% 100% Not Reported $31,850 10
Music 71 100% 100% $30,750 $31,530 71
Natural Resources Management and Policy 42 100% 100% $17,750 $33,280 42
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 11 97% 97% $23,250 $26,930 11
Political Science and Government 6 100% 100% $25,500 $24,730 6
Psychology, General 12 92% 92% $23,340 $24,350 12
Public Administration 92 94% 94% $12,500 $58,220 92
Public Health 71 100% 100% $25,500 $38,290 71
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 12 84% 84% $25,000 $23,350 12
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 24 100% 100% $16,390 $57,710 24
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 38 100% 100% $24,850 $29,690 38
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3 100% 100% Not Reported $19,050 3
Security Science and Technology 59 94% 94% Not Reported $40,070 59
Social Work 30 96% 96% $23,950 $29,880 30
Sociology 12 100% 100% $23,250 $26,120 12
Special Education and Teaching 35 100% 100% Not Reported $36,490 35
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 46 99% 99% $24,000 $35,400 46
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 56 96% 96% $27,000 $37,570 56

Salary Scores for WCU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 14 100% 100% $20,500 $54,520 14
Business Administration, Management and Operations 45 96% 96% $30,190 $68,080 45
Chemistry 14 100% 100% Not Reported $42,240 14
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 13 96% 96% $39,540 $48,430 13
Construction Engineering Technologies 68 100% 100% Not Reported $76,460 68
Education, General 14 98% 98% $20,760 $40,600 14
Educational Administration and Supervision 43 100% 100% $13,500 $54,300 43
English Language and Literature, General 23 100% 100% Not Reported $32,710 23
Health and Medical Administrative Services 17 100% 100% $28,750 $45,920 17
Human Resources Management and Services 33 100% 100% $23,020 $56,640 33
Public Administration 14 100% 100% Not Reported $42,240 14
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 47 99% 99% $30,020 $99,140 47
Social Work 25 100% 100% $34,140 $41,840 25
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 22 100% 100% $40,530 $39,490 22

Salary Scores for WCU Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Educational Administration and Supervision 46 100% 100% Not Reported $80,960 46
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 9 100% 100% $48,420 $63,010 9

Most Recent Reviews

B 6/26/2019

Western Carolina University is a great institution for higher learning that is located in the beautiful mountain of Western North Carolina. Western Carolina University is a welcoming University where the faculty take pride and interest in their students success. While Western Carolina University is wonderful institution for learning, it is also fortunate enough to be located in an ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts. Western Carolina University has the Blue Ridge Mountains as a backdrop that offers amazing... Read More

Tanya Bryson 6/20/2019

The Bachelor os Science in Emergency Medical Care at Western Carolina University is one of the top in the Nation. It accommodates both traditional and distance learning students and meets accreditation standards. It was the first such program in the nation and has a history and reputation as a leader in the area of Emergency medical Care. The program is also designed so that students can easily transition to graduate level studies in Science, medicine, health education, administration and management or other... Read More