Pacific Lutheran University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Pacific Lutheran University ranks better than 58% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Pacific Lutheran University ranks better than only 47% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Pacific Lutheran University

We calculated a salary score for each of Pacific Lutheran 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 Pacific Lutheran 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 PLU Bachelor's Degrees

PLU ranks higher than 58% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Anthropology 12% Not Reported $20,687 12%
Biology, General 22% $25,000 $24,904 22%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 55% $23,250 $43,922 55%
Chemistry 34% $23,000 $35,330 34%
Communication and Media Studies 57% $23,250 $34,603 57%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 90% $27,000 $78,971 90%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 54% $27,000 $23,649 54%
English Language and Literature, General 33% Not Reported $26,933 33%
Fine and Studio Arts 36% $21,500 $24,421 36%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 79% $25,000 $33,993 79%
History 43% $21,500 $29,685 43%
Mathematics 71% $25,000 $52,055 71%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 12% $19,500 $25,774 12%
Music 20% $27,000 $21,964 20%
Political Science and Government 66% $25,000 $38,289 66%
Psychology, General 53% $22,000 $30,305 53%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 66% $27,000 $69,987 66%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 44% $20,000 $28,236 44%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 14% Not Reported $25,194 14%
Social Work 92% $24,000 $38,289 92%
Sociology 57% $21,000 $33,459 57%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 99% $16,000 $48,139 99%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 99% Not Reported $51,607 99%

Salary Scores for PLU Master's Degrees

PLU ranks higher than 61% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business Administration, Management and Operations 39% $41,208 $64,990 39%
Finance and Financial Management Services 24% Not Reported $61,516 24%
Marketing 42% Not Reported $61,516 42%
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 45% $70,868 $41,937 45%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 12% $80,473 $73,949 12%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 74% $52,171 $43,426 74%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 95% $36,674 $59,350 95%

Pacific Lutheran University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Former Student 9/14/2020

PROS: The nursing dept has a good reputation. Many undergrads are hired before graduation and most pass NCLEX on the first attempt. Some professors go above and beyond and take on more than required. They deserve so much more recognition. This includes clinical instructors, who have stood up for students so they’re not penalized for factors out of their control. The BSN patho class is rigorous and extremely valuable; this professor should teach across all levels for consistency. Under normal circumstances,... Read More

Run far far away 2/7/2020

What can I say. The entry level MSN is a borderline scam to get you to prepare you to be a care and outcomes manager. Except no one really hires those. There are no practical skills learned through this program. It is the equivalent of doing a first year of a nurse practitioner doctorate and then dropping out. You get the "master's" degree title, but nothing to show for it. It's like a jack of all trades degree, master of none. It's definitely a fast track program for non-nurses to get a degree fast. But the... Read More