How much money do Swarthmore College graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $39,900 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $65,800 on average.
In terms of specific areas of study, the following is a ranking of degree programs by the median first-year starting salaries for Swarthmore graduates.
The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer and Information Sciences with a median starting salary of $86,700 followed by Economics paying $74,500 and Political Science and Government graduates who have a median starting income of $37,600 .
Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Swarthmore College graduates who received federal financial aid in the form of grants or loans. Not all graduates or fields of study are represented as data for some degree programs are omitted for privacy purposes.
|Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree)||$86,700|
|Economics (Bachelorís Degree)||$74,500|
|Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree)||$37,600|
|Biology (Bachelorís Degree)||$36,800|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=216287 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Swarthmore College.