Pacific University Rankings by Salary Score

Salary Scores
 56
Bachelor's
 50
Master's
 69
Doctoral
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Pacific University's Top Rankings

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


Salary and Debt by Major at Pacific University

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

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biology, General 29 90% 90% $27,000 $25,970 29
Business Administration, Management and Operations 34 95% 95% $27,000 $39,210 34
Chemistry 31 100% 100% $27,000 $34,700 31
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions 93 100% 100% $24,350 $69,950 93
Education, General 4 87% 87% $26,000 $21,510 4
Health and Medical Administrative Services 99 96% 96% $17,950 $63,010 99
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 46 97% 97% $26,000 $29,690 46
Psychology, General 42 100% 100% $26,730 $28,960 42
Public Health 37 94% 94% $27,000 $32,710 37
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 65 88% 88% Not Reported $32,390 65

Salary Scores for Pacific Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 78 100% 100% $142,600 $114,260 78
Business Administration, Management and Operations 27 100% 100% Not Reported $57,320 27
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 28 93% 93% $89,080 $41,570 28
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 33 95% 95% $90,460 $52,940 33
Education, Other 39 100% 100% Not Reported $48,040 39
Health and Medical Administrative Services 68 100% 100% $71,560 $81,700 68
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 38 97% 97% $52,010 $33,990 38
Social Work 68 96% 96% $66,950 $48,430 68
Special Education and Teaching 43 100% 100% $49,510 $48,730 43
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 34 98% 98% $52,950 $43,800 34

Salary Scores for Pacific Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 91 96% 96% $234,210 $77,400 91
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 75 91% 91% $167,850 $76,800 75
Optometry 23 98% 98% $184,170 $95,170 23
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 92 97% 97% $215,280 $125,290 92
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 47 99% 99% $142,780 $70,250 47

Most Recent Reviews

Hannah Sloane-Barton 2/23/2019

Whew boy. It's almost like this graduate program had to try hard to be as bad as it is. The professors pretend to like each other when they clearly don't, and feigning fake enthusiasm and professional expertise seems to be the name of the game. Check up on the backgrounds of professors: the ones with the biggest egos seem to have the least to back them up. The student body is generally accepting and apparently relatively naiive, because they won't critique the program or approach/behavior of any of the professors... Read More

jj 12/2/2018

Unfortunately this is the only occupational therapy program in Oregon. There are a few professors who are good, but there's a lot of death by powerpoint and emphasis on teaching "professionalism" over much-needed OT skills. The class size has grown without more resources being provided for the program, so instructors say they don't even have time to give individualized feedback on assignments. I don't know if this has changed, but when I was there there wasn't even a practice OT clinic on campus, which is... Read More