Pepperdine University Rankings by Salary Score

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Pepperdine University is ranked on 7 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


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 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 Pepperdine Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 98 100% 100% $26,000 $64,990 98
Biology, General 9 94% 94% $26,750 $21,780 9
Business Administration, Management and Operations 92 93% 93% $27,000 $55,590 92
Communication and Media Studies 86 100% 100% Not Reported $40,490 86
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 61 100% 100% $26,000 $24,420 61
Economics 61 93% 93% $20,000 $52,110 61
Finance and Financial Management Services 93 100% 100% Not Reported $65,330 93
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 86 91% 91% $22,640 $35,420 86
International Business 63 96% 96% $23,670 $49,440 63
International/Global Studies 82 87% 87% $25,300 $42,680 82
Journalism 80 100% 100% Not Reported $37,210 80
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 99 92% 92% Not Reported $49,060 99
Political Science and Government 98 93% 93% $25,500 $50,110 98
Psychology, General 87 91% 91% $23,250 $35,270 87
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 97 96% 96% $23,970 $48,520 97
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 45 100% 100% $24,500 $30,410 45
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 37 100% 100% Not Reported $26,900 37
Sociology 98 92% 92% Not Reported $43,430 98

Salary Scores for Pepperdine Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business Administration, Management and Operations 90 95% 95% $91,630 $99,340 90
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 50 96% 96% $80,200 $46,880 50
Dispute Resolution 11 93% 93% $82,280 $39,370 11
Education, General 79 94% 94% Not Reported $57,320 79
Educational Administration and Supervision 43 100% 100% $41,000 $54,040 43
Educational/Instructional Media Design 99 92% 92% Not Reported $76,460 99
Human Resources Management and Services 100 89% 89% $72,160 $124,590 100
Psychology, General 58 97% 97% $56,320 $46,480 58
Public Policy Analysis 30 97% 97% $55,350 $54,460 30
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 78 98% 98% $36,340 $52,500 78

Salary Scores for Pepperdine Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 47 95% 95% $196,440 $64,490 47
Educational Administration and Supervision 86 95% 95% $101,560 $103,080 86
Educational/Instructional Media Design 48 100% 100% $108,270 $71,020 48
Law 53 97% 97% $162,500 $70,650 53

Most Recent Reviews

Yours Truly 8/10/2021

I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANYONE. LOOK ELSEWHERE IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR MONEY. YOU ARE NOT GOING TO GET MUCH FOR THE TIME, EFFORT, AND MONEY YOU'RE REQUIRED TO SPEND FOR THIS PROGRAM. SOME OF THE INSTRUCTORS ARE NOT EVEN QUALIFIED TO TEACH THE MATERIAL.

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