Western Washington University Rankings by Salary Score

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Western Washington University's Top Rankings

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


Salary and Debt by Major at Western Washington University

We calculated a salary score for each of Western Washington 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 Washington 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 WWU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 38 93% 93% $19,340 $46,090 38
Anthropology 57 94% 94% $20,500 $27,560 57
Area Studies 16 95% 95% $26,340 $25,770 16
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 46 100% 100% $21,500 $33,140 46
Biology, General 52 96% 96% $14,960 $29,250 52
Business Administration, Management and Operations 65 98% 98% $19,000 $46,280 65
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 70 95% 95% $20,500 $33,990 70
Chemistry 46 100% 100% $22,910 $37,570 46
Communication and Media Studies 76 96% 96% $18,030 $38,030 76
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 53 91% 91% $16,030 $26,350 53
Computer and Information Sciences, General 71 93% 93% $21,560 $66,540 71
Design and Applied Arts 73 94% 94% $15,500 $39,910 73
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 83 96% 96% $24,000 $27,420 83
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 32 71% 71% $20,000 $26,350 32
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 10 100% 100% Not Reported $21,510 10
Economics 20 99% 99% $19,500 $39,150 20
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 39 93% 93% $24,650 $68,220 39
English Language and Literature, General 26 97% 97% $15,000 $25,830 26
Finance and Financial Management Services 24 98% 98% $16,670 $43,580 24
Fine and Studio Arts 67 96% 96% $22,690 $28,600 67
Geography and Cartography 16 100% 100% $18,310 $29,690 16
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 22 99% 99% $21,500 $32,160 22
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 29 100% 100% Not Reported $29,690 29
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 57 96% 96% $21,840 $30,990 57
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs 52 92% 92% $17,570 $31,550 52
History 19 93% 93% $20,250 $25,000 19
Human Services, General 52 96% 96% $20,830 $32,870 52
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians 90 93% 93% Not Reported $69,340 90
International Business 30 86% 86% $20,600 $41,570 30
Journalism 42 95% 95% $21,500 $31,520 42
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 9 100% 100% Not Reported $23,000 9
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 61 89% 89% $16,250 $31,130 61
Management Information Systems and Services 54 92% 92% $18,500 $55,840 54
Manufacturing Engineering 42 87% 87% $24,170 $62,260 42
Marketing 54 96% 96% $16,790 $43,050 54
Mathematics 15 92% 92% $17,500 $34,530 15
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians 34 92% 92% Not Reported $54,710 34
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 68 91% 91% $15,730 $36,080 68
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 48 92% 92% $22,670 $31,210 48
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 12 88% 88% $20,630 $25,830 12
Music 24 89% 89% $20,500 $22,770 24
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 22 96% 96% $18,760 $27,870 22
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 42 95% 95% $15,170 $28,240 42
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 17 99% 99% $18,350 $25,770 17
Philosophy 15 100% 100% Not Reported $21,510 15
Political Science and Government 45 90% 90% $19,170 $34,380 45
Polymer/Plastics Engineering 49 100% 100% $25,000 $63,750 49
Psychology, General 45 95% 95% $19,000 $29,340 45
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 72 100% 100% $12,500 $72,020 72
Research and Experimental Psychology 98 100% 100% Not Reported $48,430 98
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 29 91% 91% $19,060 $25,330 29
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 45 96% 96% $18,570 $31,920 45
Sociology 24 96% 96% $17,310 $28,660 24
Special Education and Teaching 99 95% 95% $24,780 $48,980 99
Sustainability Studies 23 95% 95% $18,500 $31,130 23
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 99 98% 98% $21,500 $48,200 99
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 96 100% 100% $26,490 $46,220 96

Salary Scores for WWU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business Administration, Management and Operations 34 89% 89% $30,200 $62,010 34
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 82 97% 97% $36,800 $62,010 82
Mathematics 92 92% 92% Not Reported $75,200 92
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 36 100% 100% Not Reported $46,790 36
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 29 100% 100% Not Reported $50,440 29
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 79 99% 99% $25,770 $52,820 79
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 1 100% 100% $28,500 $28,600 1

Reviews by Program

Most Recent Reviews

Rachel S 10/4/2019

Pros: Excellent location, right across the border for international opportunities, drivable distance to seattle for events, conferences and internships. Excellent School if you know exactly what you want to do, lots of structure for beaten path students. Diversity, equity, and accessibility are made a priority by administration. Abundance of alumni in STEM fields. Great university for the price. Cons: Little to no structure for off-the-beaten-path/undecided students. If you change your major, good luck in... Read More

Mary Sanborn 8/19/2019

If you want a small university feel in a beautiful setting, WWU is for you. The one thing I loved about attending WWU was the city it was located in: Bellingham. Bellingham offers so many outdoor activities like hiking, biking, swimming in the Lake Whatcom, or just exploring downtown by foot. Bellingham's downtown offers a fun night life as well. You will meet a lot of great people, and make good friends, at WWU. However, if you want the traditional college experience of football, Greek life, and alumni connections/pride... Read More