Willamette University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Willamette University ranks better than only 31% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Willamette University ranks better than only 44% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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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 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 Bachelor's Degrees

Willamette University ranks higher than 31% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Anthropology 56% Not Reported $27,476 56%
Biology, General 59% $23,596 $30,228 59%
Chemistry 34% $24,926 $35,330 34%
Communication and Media Studies 11% $27,000 $25,774 11%
Economics 28% $19,500 $42,123 28%
English Language and Literature, General 29% $27,000 $26,353 29%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 10% $25,000 $24,035 10%
History 17% $27,000 $24,421 17%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 6% $19,500 $22,192 6%
Political Science and Government 42% $20,500 $33,993 42%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 68% Not Reported $32,925 68%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 17% $23,250 $26,121 17%
Sociology 78% $24,900 $36,848 78%

Salary Scores for Willamette University Master's Degrees

Willamette University ranks higher than 61% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business Administration, Management and Operations 61% $59,424 $76,802 61%

Salary Scores for Willamette University Doctoral Degrees

Willamette University ranks higher than 36% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Law 36% $147,911 $57,318 36%

Willamette University Reviews

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