Western Oregon University Rankings by Salary Score

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Western Oregon University's Top Ranking

Western Oregon University is ranked on 1 list of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


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 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 WOU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
American Sign Language 62 100% 100% $25,000 $32,930 62
Biology, General 50 100% 100% $19,320 $28,960 50
Business/Commerce, General 27 96% 96% $21,500 $38,110 27
Chemistry 2 100% 100% Not Reported $23,580 2
Communication and Media Studies 57 100% 100% $23,000 $34,700 57
Computer and Information Sciences, General 46 94% 94% $28,000 $55,960 46
Criminal Justice and Corrections 77 99% 99% $18,950 $40,580 77
English Language and Literature, General 17 100% 100% Not Reported $24,040 17
Fine and Studio Arts 34 92% 92% Not Reported $24,040 34
Gerontology 76 93% 93% $25,000 $35,060 76
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 24 92% 92% $25,000 $26,740 24
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 28 94% 94% $23,670 $31,310 28
Psychology, General 59 99% 99% $22,670 $31,040 59
Public Health 37 90% 90% $26,000 $32,810 37
Social Sciences, General 44 97% 97% $25,170 $33,570 44
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 62 100% 100% $26,500 $37,420 62

Salary Scores for WOU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Educational/Instructional Media Design 31 100% 100% Not Reported $49,640 31
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 19 100% 100% Not Reported $46,590 19
Special Education and Teaching 42 100% 100% $40,900 $48,560 42
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 33 98% 98% $37,590 $43,670 33
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 53 100% 100% Not Reported $50,440 53

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