Pepperdine University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Pepperdine University ranks better than 88% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Pepperdine University ranks better than only 38% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Pepperdine University

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

Pepperdine ranks higher than 88% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 98% $26,000 $64,990 98%
Biology, General 9% $26,748 $21,781 9%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 92% $27,000 $55,594 92%
Communication and Media Studies 86% Not Reported $40,485 86%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 61% $26,000 $24,421 61%
Economics 61% $20,000 $52,107 61%
Finance and Financial Management Services 93% Not Reported $65,332 93%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 86% $22,636 $35,420 86%
International Business 63% $23,674 $49,436 63%
International/Global Studies 82% $25,300 $42,682 82%
Journalism 80% Not Reported $37,208 80%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 99% Not Reported $49,058 99%
Political Science and Government 98% $25,500 $50,105 98%
Psychology, General 87% $23,250 $35,274 87%
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 97% $23,971 $48,522 97%
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 45% $24,500 $30,409 45%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 37% Not Reported $26,896 37%
Sociology 98% Not Reported $43,426 98%

Salary Scores for Pepperdine Master's Degrees

Pepperdine ranks higher than 76% 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 90% $91,630 $99,335 90%
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 50% $80,200 $46,884 50%
Dispute Resolution 11% $82,276 $39,369 11%
Education, General 79% Not Reported $57,318 79%
Educational Administration and Supervision 43% $41,000 $54,035 43%
Educational/Instructional Media Design 99% Not Reported $76,460 99%
Human Resources Management and Services 99% $72,160 $124,590 99%
Psychology, General 58% $56,323 $46,478 58%
Public Policy Analysis 30% $55,350 $54,463 30%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 78% $36,342 $52,502 78%

Salary Scores for Pepperdine Doctoral Degrees

Pepperdine ranks higher than 59% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 47% $196,441 $64,493 47%
Educational Administration and Supervision 86% $101,563 $103,078 86%
Educational/Instructional Media Design 48% $108,272 $71,015 48%
Law 53% $162,500 $70,651 53%

Pepperdine University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Lynn Williams 9/20/2019

Pepperdine is an exceptional University. There isn't a bad thing I can say about the school. During my time at Pepperdine I was apart of the Womens soccer team, which gave me a purpose while I was at school. From there I made life long friends and mentors, that I talk to bi-monthly. Pepperdine prides itself in have intimate class sizes that, the largest class being about 100 students, and that was something I really liked. I would always hear my friends from other school say they had auditoriums filled with... Read More

Rhonda Williams 6/21/2019

The courses offer small student to teacher ratios which allows the student to really engage with the instructor. The professors are really interested in learning about your career goals, research interests, and project ideas. The library staff is quite knowledgeable and can help you navigate the databases to find the right peer reviewed articles for your assignments. The course plan clearly outlined which courses were needed to earn the degree. The career counseling office staff helped me navigate the job... Read More