Pacific Lutheran University Rankings by Salary Score

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Pacific Lutheran University's Top Rankings

Pacific Lutheran University is ranked on 2 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


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 based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.

Salary Scores for PLU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Anthropology 12 85% 85% Not Reported $20,690 12
Biology, General 22 98% 98% $25,000 $24,900 22
Business Administration, Management and Operations 55 97% 97% $23,250 $43,920 55
Chemistry 34 100% 100% $23,000 $35,330 34
Communication and Media Studies 57 90% 90% $23,250 $34,600 57
Computer and Information Sciences, General 90 92% 92% $27,000 $78,970 90
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 54 100% 100% $27,000 $23,650 54
English Language and Literature, General 33 100% 100% Not Reported $26,930 33
Fine and Studio Arts 36 96% 96% $21,500 $24,420 36
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 79 100% 100% $25,000 $33,990 79
History 43 100% 100% $21,500 $29,690 43
Mathematics 71 95% 95% $25,000 $52,060 71
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 12 93% 93% $19,500 $25,770 12
Music 20 95% 95% $27,000 $21,960 20
Political Science and Government 66 100% 100% $25,000 $38,290 66
Psychology, General 53 98% 98% $22,000 $30,310 53
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 66 99% 99% $27,000 $69,990 66
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 44 90% 90% $20,000 $28,240 44
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 14 94% 94% Not Reported $25,190 14
Social Work 92 93% 93% $24,000 $38,290 92
Sociology 57 100% 100% $21,000 $33,460 57
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 99 97% 97% $16,000 $48,140 99
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 100 100% 100% Not Reported $51,610 100

Salary Scores for PLU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business Administration, Management and Operations 39 100% 100% $41,210 $64,990 39
Finance and Financial Management Services 24 100% 100% Not Reported $61,520 24
Marketing 42 100% 100% Not Reported $61,520 42
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 45 97% 97% $70,870 $41,940 45
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 12 100% 100% $80,470 $73,950 12
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 74 92% 92% $52,170 $43,430 74
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 95 96% 96% $36,670 $59,350 95

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