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Average Salary for Kalamazoo College Alumni

Located in Kalamazoo, Mich., roughly 1,000 students call Kalamazoo College home for four years. With a liberal arts emphasis, this private university offers its students the pleasures of a well-rounded education. This report is based on the answers of K College graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Kalamazoo College Alumni

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Kalamazoo College Details

1200 Academy St
Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3295


Private Schools, 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 commercial printing industry, the building materials manufacturing industry, and the adoption or foster care services industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the manufacturing industry. Typical pay for those who graduated from K College amounts to around $54K.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only approximately $50K on average compared to $69K for male graduates.


Those with a degree from K College often relocate to Chicago after college. Another city that attracts a wealth of K College grads is New York; given its high compensation (about $87K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. On the far end of the pay scale, K College alumni often reside in Washington, DC, which is home to the lowest pay at $39K. Close-by Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo are also desirable cities among K College alumni.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for K College grads with a B.A. in Computer Science (CS) (earnings climb to $136K per year). Annual salaries for those with a B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) are the lowest of the pack, earning $34K.


Kalamazoo College grads with Budget Management experience garner salaries that are 159 percent more than other grads' salaries. One-seventh of grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Close to half of the alumni earn paid vacation and paid sick time. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, the greater part of alums contribute to a 401(k). A strong majority of survey participants enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a majority of alums receive dental plans, too. Other benefits that Kalamazoo College alumni receive are life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Beloit College grads bring in salaries of around $52K, making them the most similar to K College alumni in terms of earnings. Albion College, Hope College, and Goshen College are also similar to K College.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1590 1980
ACT Scores 26 30

Key Stats

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$27,617 - $71,869
$38,512 - $99,159
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

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