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Loyola earns top ranks in Payscale reports

Students walking on the quad at Loyola University Maryland

Loyola ranks in top 8% of U.S. universities for return on investment and in the top 5% of U.S. colleges and universities for mid-career salary potential according to two recently released reports by

Loyola ranked No. 89 out of the more than 1,600 U.S. universities in the 2018-2019 College Salary Report. Loyola ranked No. 2 in Maryland for salary potential. Loyola also ranked in the top 6% for private schools, the top 2% for religious schools, and the top 12% for sports fans.

 PayScale also ranked Loyola’s majors by salary potential:

  • Communication majors: No. 19
  • Business majors: No. 38
  • Engineering majors: No. 77
  • Computer science majors: No. 91
  • Science majors: No. 275
  • Humanities majors: No. 133
  • Social science majors: No. 308

The College Salary Report includes salary data from undergraduate alumni of more than 1,600 schools across the nation who earned a bachelor’s degree or went on to earn a higher degree. For more information and the full report, go to

In addition to Loyola ranking No. 142 on PayScale’s College ROI Report, PayScale included Loyola on a variety of category-specific lists:

  • Highest Return on Investment: No. 142 (top 8% nationally)
  • Best Value Private Colleges: No. 61
  • Best Value Religious Colleges: No. 11
  • Best Value Colleges for Sports: No. 70
  • Best Value Colleges for Humanities Majors: No. 61
  • Best Value Colleges for Business Majors: No.62 (tied)
  • Best Value Colleges for Business Careers: No. 80 (tied)
  • Best Value Colleges for Art Careers: No. 218 (tied)
  • Best Value Colleges for Marketing Careers: No. 168 (tied)
  • Best Value Colleges for Technology Careers: No. 441 (tied)

Loyola’s ranking in the 2018 College ROI Report is based on the net income a graduate will earn 20 years after graduation after subtracting both what he or she would have earned as a high school graduate and the total cost of college attendance. For more information and the full report, go to