Willamette University Rankings by Salary Score

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


Salary and Debt by Major at Willamette University

We calculated a salary score for each of Willamette 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 Willamette 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 Willamette University Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Anthropology 56 95% 95% Not Reported $27,480 56
Biology, General 59 87% 87% $23,600 $30,230 59
Chemistry 34 95% 95% $24,930 $35,330 34
Communication and Media Studies 11 100% 100% $27,000 $25,770 11
Economics 28 100% 100% $19,500 $42,120 28
English Language and Literature, General 29 100% 100% $27,000 $26,350 29
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 10 93% 93% $25,000 $24,040 10
History 17 95% 95% $27,000 $24,420 17
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 6 100% 100% $19,500 $22,190 6
Political Science and Government 42 95% 95% $20,500 $33,990 42
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 68 100% 100% Not Reported $32,930 68
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 17 91% 91% $23,250 $26,120 17
Sociology 78 95% 95% $24,900 $36,850 78

Salary Scores for Willamette University Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business Administration, Management and Operations 61 99% 99% $59,420 $76,800 61

Salary Scores for Willamette University Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Law 36 93% 93% $147,910 $57,320 36

Most Recent Reviews

Patricia 10/22/2020

I've had a great experience at Willamette. My classes have been very interesting and I've learned so much, and the professors are incredibly kind and supportive. I've met lifelong friends here, and I so appreciate the sense of community that is in all parts of Willamette. Though Salem isn't my favorite city, there are plenty of things to do, and I really appreciate the proximity to so many experiences in nature.

Anonymous 9/19/2020

There are many things to love about Willamette's professors and community, but they do not change the fact that the university does NOT care about it's students. In a pandemic, they raised tuition and cut scholarships, while gaslighting students and working families about what they truly need. They care only about money, the trustees, and the alumni (only so that they can keep asking for money the moment we graduate). Especially if you are a person of color or low-income, this environment is not safe for you,... Read More