Western Oregon University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Western Oregon University ranks better than only 44% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Western Oregon University ranks better than 55% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Western Oregon University

We calculated a salary score for each of Western Oregon 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 Oregon University 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 WOU Bachelor's Degrees

WOU ranks higher than 44% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
American Sign Language 62% $25,000 $32,925 62%
Biology, General 50% $19,316 $28,960 50%
Business/Commerce, General 27% $21,500 $38,108 27%
Chemistry 2% Not Reported $23,579 2%
Communication and Media Studies 57% $23,000 $34,704 57%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 46% $28,000 $55,964 46%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 77% $18,949 $40,582 77%
English Language and Literature, General 17% Not Reported $24,035 17%
Fine and Studio Arts 34% Not Reported $24,035 34%
Gerontology 76% $25,000 $35,060 76%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 24% $25,000 $26,739 24%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 28% $23,667 $31,314 28%
Psychology, General 59% $22,666 $31,042 59%
Public Health 37% $26,000 $32,806 37%
Social Sciences, General 44% $25,165 $33,565 44%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 62% $26,500 $37,424 62%

Salary Scores for WOU Master's Degrees

WOU ranks higher than 36% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Educational/Instructional Media Design 31% Not Reported $49,644 31%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 19% Not Reported $46,589 19%
Special Education and Teaching 42% $40,897 $48,563 42%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 33% $37,586 $43,674 33%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 53% Not Reported $50,439 53%

Western Oregon University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Kendell Freier 8/26/2019

The school has a lot to offer students. It is one of very few undergraduate schools that has a human cadaver lab for learning. It also keeps classroom sizes small so that students are able to learn better and build better connections with their professors and community.

Jodi Harrison 8/16/2019

Western Oregon University is a smaller university with relatively small class sizes. The teachers and professors were all very helpful to me. I never walked away from a class feeling shortchanged. The history program was amazing. My only complaint is that I couldn't continue at Western for my Master's. My graduating class was given the option of writing a thesis paper or participating in a practicum. With either option you work very closely with the history faculty and professors through your entire project.... Read More