Shepherd University Rankings by Salary Score

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Shepherd University's Top Rankings

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


Salary and Debt by Major at Shepherd University

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

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 23 93% 93% Not Reported $42,680 23
Biology, General 35 85% 85% $20,000 $26,930 35
Business Administration, Management and Operations 23 100% 100% $18,930 $36,440 23
Communication and Media Studies 33 100% 100% $17,250 $30,770 33
Computer and Information Sciences, General 41 98% 98% $21,500 $54,210 41
Economics 7 100% 100% Not Reported $32,380 7
English Language and Literature, General 23 96% 96% $25,000 $25,190 23
Fine and Studio Arts 45 89% 89% $20,500 $25,660 45
History 37 100% 100% $21,640 $28,600 37
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 47 94% 94% $21,750 $32,250 47
Music 27 92% 92% Not Reported $23,350 27
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 33 92% 92% $17,440 $30,000 33
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 49 100% 100% $25,000 $31,590 49
Political Science and Government 13 100% 100% Not Reported $27,670 13
Psychology, General 33 96% 96% $23,000 $27,820 33
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 36 100% 100% $22,500 $61,790 36
Social Work 77 95% 95% $23,350 $35,420 77
Sociology 88 97% 97% $25,000 $39,010 88
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 78 100% 100% $23,090 $39,690 78

Salary Scores for Shepherd Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business Administration, Management and Operations 10 100% 100% $27,030 $42,680 10
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 9 94% 94% Not Reported $35,420 9
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 17 100% 100% Not Reported $39,910 17

Most Recent Reviews

Chelsea Hampton 12/23/2019

My time at Shepherd University was filled with difficult courses, assignments, and professors. That is EXACTLY why I believe you should attend there. I was challenged in almost every course and developed amazing live changing relationships. There were many opportunities for me to learn, grow, and aspire for more. If you enjoy a small town feel while still being challenged academically this is the right place for you. Albeit, some of the dorms are older and the parking is minimal- the cons do not out weigh... Read More

VEA 8/13/2018

The university as a whole was good. The environment was amazing. The small town of Shepherdstown will always be home. The shops, the shopkeepers, the local people, and the students were all incredible to surround yourself with. While those were the feelings of the overall school, the specific program was even better. I had the opportunity to work and learn within the business school. I specifically studied Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Planning. Not only did I meet incredible other... Read More