Average Salary for Kalamazoo College Alumni

Nestled away in Kalamazoo, Mich., Kalamazoo College, a school, has a student population of roughly 1,000. Known for its liberal arts and sciences education, undergraduates often take classes in this field. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Kalamazoo College Alumni

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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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 can most commonly be found in the manufacturing industry, the software services industry, and the commercial printing industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The most popular career sector among alumni is the building materials manufacturing industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of K College is $68K.


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


Among K College alumni, those working as District Sales Managers report the highest median pay of around $80K.


Many K College grads flock to Chicago, Ill. K College grads also flock to Troy, Mich., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is $86K). Home to the lowest median salary for K College alumni is Farmington Hills, Mich., a popular place for former students despite its approximately $57K average paycheck. Graduates of K College also relocate to Kalamazoo, Mich., which is not far away, and Los Angeles, Calif.

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 about $136K per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a B.A. in History — their annual income amounts to $35K on average.


Kalamazoo College grads who have experience with Budget Management can expect to make more than double other alumni ($140K on average). About one in seven grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Other prime know-hows include Marketing Communications, Budget Management, and Oral / Verbal Communication.

Benefits and Perks

A little less than half of the graduates earn paid vacation and paid sick time. It is no small feat that a large number of survey participants are given health coverage, and a fair number of grads accept dental insurance. A large number of respondents participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. 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

Among alumni of similar schools, Albion College grads (who make an average of approximately $66K) earn salaries most similar to K College alumni. Hope College, Goshen College, and Lake Forest College are also similar to K 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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