Average Salary for Kalamazoo College Alumni

Kalamazoo College is a university based in Kalamazoo, Mich. that is home to around 1,000 undergraduates. The school prioritizes education in the liberal arts and sciences for undergraduate students. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Kalamazoo College Alumni

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Marketing Communications Manager
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District Sales Manager
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About This School

1200 Academy St
Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3295



Private School, Liberal Arts

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K College alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the manufacturing industry, the software services industry, and the commercial printing industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the building materials manufacturing industry. Following graduation, K College students earn an average of about $68K.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average $74K per year compared to females' around $58K.


Former K College students with an interest in making money consider becoming District Sales Managers, the highest-paying gig (earnings amount to $80K on average) among this alumni group.


Chicago, Ill. is filled with K College grads. The top-paying city popular with K College alumni is Troy, Mich., which offers a median salary of $86K. Though Farmington Hills, Mich. takes the cake for lowest pay among K College grads (the median salary is approximately $57K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Nearby Kalamazoo, Mich. and Los Angeles, Calif. also rank high on the list of cities for K College grads.

Degree Major

K College grads who hold a B.A. in Computer Science (CS) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $136K per year. Those with a B.A. in History face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $35K per year.


Budget Management commands a pay premium of 107 percent for Kalamazoo College grads. Many former K College students are familiar with Project Management, and around a seventh of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. In addition, those who are savvy in Marketing Communications, Budget Management, and Oral / Verbal Communication are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Some students — slightly less than half of the former students — are paid for vacation time as well as sick leave. Most grads report contributing to a 401(k). Dental insurance applies to a fair number of alums, and a large number of former students report health coverage. Kalamazoo College grads are also lucky enough to receive a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Alumni of Albion College pick up average paychecks of around $65K, which is closest to the amount made by K College grads among similar schools. Other schools similar to K College include Hope College, Goshen College, and Lake Forest College.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1630 2010
ACT Scores 25 30

Key Stats for Kalamazoo College


47 %
53 %
$27,250 - $74,268
$32,438 - $117,000
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

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