Yale University Rankings by Salary Score

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Yale University is ranked on 10 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Yale University

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

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Area Studies 40 94% 94% Not Reported $31,840 40
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 58 96% 96% $12,370 $32,240 58
Cognitive Science 98 100% 100% Not Reported $66,890 98
Computer and Information Sciences, General 100 97% 97% Not Reported $127,400 100
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 88 93% 93% Not Reported $33,990 88
Economics 100 97% 97% $19,500 $90,860 100
English Language and Literature, General 100 95% 95% Not Reported $48,430 100
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 98 95% 95% $11,270 $40,020 98
History 100 98% 98% $12,000 $57,320 100
International Relations and National Security Studies 99 94% 94% Not Reported $55,720 99
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 99 93% 93% Not Reported $57,320 99
Political Science and Government 100 90% 90% $12,000 $62,260 100
Psychology, General 100 93% 93% $16,520 $42,680 100

Salary Scores for Yale Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 79 100% 100% $108,010 $114,450 79
Architecture 98 96% 96% $61,500 $64,710 98
Business Administration, Management and Operations 100 95% 95% $61,500 $148,660 100
Design and Applied Arts 73 100% 100% Not Reported $65,330 73
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 71 100% 100% $12,000 $38,910 71
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 56 96% 96% $66,000 $62,260 56
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 14 79% 79% Not Reported $25,190 14
Fine and Studio Arts 25 78% 78% $28,910 $25,530 25
Health and Medical Administrative Services 84 97% 97% $66,650 $94,410 84
International Relations and National Security Studies 95 94% 94% Not Reported $76,460 95
Music 47 91% 91% $16,460 $31,310 47
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 96 94% 94% $41,000 $66,650 96
Public Health 89 95% 95% $59,100 $71,020 89
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 43 99% 99% $82,000 $96,860 43
Religious/Sacred Music 24 95% 95% Not Reported $36,130 24
Theological and Ministerial Studies 34 98% 98% $35,110 $40,730 34

Salary Scores for Yale Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Law 98 99% 99% $126,400 $130,670 98
Medicine 96 100% 100% $46,900 $64,490 96
Public Health 58 100% 100% Not Reported $76,460 58
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 91 100% 100% Not Reported $147,560 91

Most Recent Reviews

Anon 7/8/2020

Best biology PhD program!!! Yale is a special Ivy. When I interviewed at Harvard and other top schools, PhD students are stressed and under a lot of pressure. Yale GSAS and the BBS program actually care about PhD students mental health and design programming for us while still being a world class research university.

leaflet 9/12/2018

The education is great, but teaches a way of thinking rather than hard technical skills. There's a lot of flexibility in the program if you want to pursue technical or quantitative skills, but it is a huge pain to work around and figure out one's schedule. You'll also be taking a lot of classes outside of your department, which can be isolating. Additionally, this is a very expensive program with little payoff. Yale's campus has plenty to do, but it's in a bubble - there's not much to do in New Haven. Mental... Read More