Shepherd University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Shepherd University ranks better than only 43% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Shepherd University ranks better than 61% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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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 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 Shepherd Bachelor's Degrees

Shepherd ranks higher than 43% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 23% Not Reported $42,682 23%
Biology, General 35% $20,000 $26,933 35%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 23% $18,932 $36,437 23%
Communication and Media Studies 33% $17,250 $30,771 33%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 41% $21,500 $54,209 41%
Economics 7% Not Reported $32,382 7%
English Language and Literature, General 23% $25,000 $25,194 23%
Fine and Studio Arts 45% $20,500 $25,658 45%
History 37% $21,643 $28,598 37%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 47% $21,750 $32,245 47%
Music 27% Not Reported $23,351 27%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 33% $17,442 $29,995 33%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 49% $25,000 $31,585 49%
Political Science and Government 13% Not Reported $27,669 13%
Psychology, General 33% $23,000 $27,823 33%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 36% $22,500 $61,791 36%
Social Work 77% $23,350 $35,416 77%
Sociology 88% $25,000 $39,009 88%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 78% $23,092 $39,693 78%

Salary Scores for Shepherd Master's Degrees

Shepherd ranks higher than 11% 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 10% $27,032 $42,682 10%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 9% Not Reported $35,416 9%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 17% Not Reported $39,909 17%

Shepherd University Reviews

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