Hope College Alumni Average Salary

Nestled away in Holland, Mich., Hope College, a Reformed Church in America school, has a student population of roughly 3,000. The liberal arts and sciences play a large role at the school, and many students enjoy this type of curriculum. This report is based on the answers of Hope graduates who responded to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Hope College Median Salary by Job


Software Engineer
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Account Manager
4 profiles

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Marketing Director
3 profiles

Elementary School Teacher
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Quality Manager
3 profiles

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
3 profiles

  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 226
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About This School

100 E. 8th Street, Suite 260
Holland, MI 49422-9000



Liberal Arts, Private School, Religious

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Following graduation, Hope students earn an average of $54K.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes $48K where the average male graduate hauls home around $66K.


Many Hope alumni remain in Holland after graduation; close to a fourth of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here.

Degree Major

A B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) earns Hope students the most money after college (an average about $57K per year). A Bachelor's Degree commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of approximately $53K.


Roughly a fourth of grads report using Microsoft Office as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Competency in Autodesk AutoCAD translates into above-average pay for Hope College grads — they earn 3 percent more than their fellow graduates.

Benefits and Perks

Nearly all former students opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. It is no small feat that nearly all graduates are given health coverage, and a majority of respondents accept dental insurance. Additional perks enjoyed by Hope College grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Beloit College grads (who make an average of $52K) earn salaries most similar to Hope alumni. Other schools similar to Hope include Kalamazoo College, Albion College, and Alma College.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1090 1320
ACT Scores 24 29

Key Stats for Hope College


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$35,528 - $68,898
$51,522 - $81,448
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