Liberty University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Liberty University ranks better than 51% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Liberty University ranks better than only 23% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Liberty University

We calculated a salary score for each of Liberty University's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at Liberty University to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is a weighted average of all of its program scores. Data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and was last updated in December 2020. It reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid.

Salary Scores for LU Associate Degrees

LU ranks higher than 51% of colleges for associate degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 68% $24,028 $33,993 68%
Business/Commerce, General 69% $26,686 $33,779 69%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 95% $25,166 $44,776 95%
Education, Other 32% $24,832 $21,964 32%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 12% $24,385 $21,781 12%
Legal Support Services 47% $20,557 $31,038 47%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 38% $19,389 $31,236 38%
Psychology, General 96% $26,250 $32,332 96%
Religion/Religious Studies 24% $29,500 $31,495 24%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 5% $25,166 $15,090 5%

Salary Scores for LU Bachelor's Degrees

LU ranks higher than 51% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 46% $26,468 $47,729 46%
Air Transportation 62% $22,500 $48,823 62%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 8% Not Reported $25,194 8%
Apparel and Textiles 1% $27,000 $23,649 1%
Bible/Biblical Studies 49% $24,250 $28,598 49%
Biology, General 18% $25,500 $24,035 18%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 54% $27,000 $43,744 54%
Business/Commerce, General 85% $53,636 $54,661 85%
Communication and Media Studies 43% $25,055 $32,514 43%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 54% $27,000 $59,485 54%
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management 26% Not Reported $48,138 26%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 80% $27,000 $41,210 80%
Design and Applied Arts 21% $23,542 $28,682 21%
Education, General 45% $31,332 $33,459 45%
Education, Other 12% Not Reported $25,194 12%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 42% $27,000 $68,778 42%
English Language and Literature, General 51% $25,000 $29,685 51%
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 16% Not Reported $25,194 16%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 20% $26,450 $22,268 20%
Fine and Studio Arts 42% Not Reported $25,194 42%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 43% $26,000 $29,341 43%
History 43% $23,000 $29,685 43%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 4% $26,990 $21,964 4%
International Relations and National Security Studies 54% $27,000 $37,568 54%
Legal Support Services 36% $30,444 $33,171 36%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 78% $27,000 $38,361 78%
Management Information Systems and Services 60% $31,000 $57,544 60%
Mathematics 22% Not Reported $37,208 22%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 66% $23,143 $40,017 66%
Music 55% $27,000 $28,598 55%
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries 44% $25,250 $25,774 44%
Political Science and Government 45% $23,250 $34,526 45%
Psychology, General 47% $31,137 $29,531 47%
Public Health 8% $25,250 $26,063 8%
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 64% $24,250 $33,637 64%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 45% $24,996 $64,117 45%
Religion/Religious Studies 81% $33,332 $34,434 81%
Religious/Sacred Music 83% Not Reported $32,925 83%
Social Sciences, General 37% Not Reported $32,382 37%
Special Education and Teaching 0% $27,786 $25,387 0%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 3% $27,241 $26,884 3%
Zoology/Animal Biology 25% Not Reported $22,824 25%

Salary Scores for LU Master's Degrees

LU ranks higher than 26% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 40% $27,716 $59,588 40%
Biology, General 27% $27,333 $28,019 27%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 32% $34,166 $60,729 32%
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 14% $57,417 $36,804 14%
Communication and Media Studies 22% $33,224 $39,214 22%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 57% $34,934 $52,263 57%
Curriculum and Instruction 22% $35,568 $43,525 22%
Educational Administration and Supervision 28% $34,166 $48,741 28%
Educational/Instructional Media Design 16% $38,042 $44,595 16%
English Language and Literature, General 27% Not Reported $33,993 27%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 30% $28,175 $38,937 30%
History 13% $30,522 $28,598 13%
Human Services, General 15% $33,301 $37,575 15%
Intelligence, Command Control and Information Operations 70% $34,166 $79,284 70%
Law 37% $71,500 $44,495 37%
Management Information Systems and Services 35% $38,396 $71,575 35%
Marketing 38% $40,553 $59,124 38%
Music 26% $35,258 $24,421 26%
Public Health 21% $34,357 $43,532 21%
Public Policy Analysis 19% $34,166 $50,356 19%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 17% $34,782 $78,632 17%
Religion/Religious Studies 5% Not Reported $23,113 5%
Religious Education 31% $54,267 $35,416 31%
Religious/Sacred Music 76% $40,998 $42,682 76%
Special Education and Teaching 12% $35,604 $40,909 12%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 48% $42,188 $44,356 48%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 16% $34,369 $39,631 16%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 31% $31,305 $45,500 31%
Theological and Ministerial Studies 47% $39,746 $44,887 47%

Salary Scores for LU Doctoral Degrees

LU ranks higher than 12% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business Administration, Management and Operations 85% Not Reported $133,139 85%
Educational Administration and Supervision 10% $57,398 $58,955 10%
Theological and Ministerial Studies 36% $104,731 $47,260 36%

Salary Scores for LU Certificates

LU ranks higher than 55% of colleges for certificates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 42% Not Reported $23,351 42%
Legal Support Services 41% $9,500 $34,526 41%
Theological and Ministerial Studies 68% $9,501 $34,704 68%

Liberty University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

STELLA 12/30/2020

I HAD SOME GOOD PROFESSOR AT LIBERTY ONLINE. I THOUGHT IT WAS THE BEST SHCOOL EVER. AFTER COMPLETING 112 CREDIT HOURS MY CLASS COME TO A COMPLETE STOP, BECAUSE OF RACISM. MY CLASS WAS CANCEL FOR NO REASON. THE COUNSEL ANGELA ASK ME TO LIE AND SAY THAT I WAS SICK. I COULD NOT BELIEVE THIS SCHOOL WAS PLAYING THE RACE CARD DURING MY LAST 12 CREDIT HOUR BEFORE GRADUATING. THEY ASKED ME TO PAY 1200.00 AND LATER 1900.00 FOR CLASSES THAT THEY CANCELED WITHOUT MY PERMISSION DURING CLASS SIGN-IN WHEN RECOGNIZING THAT... Read More

Lisa 12/27/2020

I would not recommend this University to anyone. I got my undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and this school has been a nightmare ever since they received my Financial Aid. Before they received my Financial Aid they were calling me multiple times a day, then after they received my money, they never bothered to return any of my calls. I asked for help from the Disabilities Department and they kept telling me that my therapist needed to sign the letter. She e-mailed it, faxed it, signed it... Read More