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Loyola ranks in top 7% of U.S. universities for mid-career salary potential

| By Molly Robey
The Humanities Center on Loyola's Evergreen campus

Loyola University Maryland is ranked in the top 7% percent of U.S. universities for mid-career salary potential of graduates in PayScale’s College ROI Report for Best Value Colleges. Loyola ranked No. 132 on the list of more than 1,500 schools in the 2020-21 report. Loyola was also ranked No. 6 in the State of Maryland for best return on investment.

Loyola alumni submitting salary information to PayScale earned a median early career pay of $67,395 and a median mid-career pay of $122,700.

PayScale also ranked Loyola’s majors by salary potential:

  • Business: No. 47
  • Computer Science: No. 104
  • Humanities: No. 64

PayScale also included Loyola on a variety of category-specific lists, including:

  • Best Value Private Colleges: No. 60
  • Best Value Religious Colleges: No. 12
  • Best Value Colleges for Sports: No. 63
  • Best Value Colleges for Business Careers: No. 80
  • Best Value Colleges for Marketing Careers: No. 208
  • Best Value Colleges for Technology Careers: No. 296

The College Salary Report includes salary data from undergraduate alumni of more than 4,000 schools across the nation who earned a bachelor’s degree or went on to earn a higher degree. For more information view the full report.

“At Loyola, we like to say that our students are not just ready to achieve personal and professional success after graduation. They are more than ready—Loyola Ready,” said Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., president. “Seeing that our graduates consistently help the University earn rankings like this one reflects a portion of that success and helps us make the compelling case for the deep, lasting value of a Loyola degree.”

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