Southern Arkansas University Rankings by Salary Score

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Southern Arkansas University's Top Ranking

Southern Arkansas University is ranked on 1 list of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Southern Arkansas University

We calculated a salary score for each of Southern Arkansas 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 Southern Arkansas 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 SAU Associate Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 36 100% 100% Not Reported $55,290 36

Salary Scores for SAU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 14 94% 94% Not Reported $39,730 14
Agricultural Business and Management 28 89% 89% Not Reported $39,590 28
Biology, General 27 92% 92% $14,520 $25,770 27
Business/Commerce, General 14 95% 95% $15,290 $33,280 14
Criminal Justice and Corrections 26 97% 97% $19,500 $31,310 26
Fine and Studio Arts 12 85% 85% Not Reported $20,140 12
Journalism 3 100% 100% Not Reported $21,890 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 8 100% 100% $22,900 $22,650 8
Physics 69 100% 100% $18,910 $49,060 69
Psychology, General 3 81% 81% $17,750 $21,050 3
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 22 99% 99% $21,500 $57,020 22
Social Work 29 94% 94% Not Reported $29,690 29
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 26 95% 95% $18,400 $32,810 26
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 57 100% 100% Not Reported $37,750 57

Salary Scores for SAU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business Administration, Management and Operations 24 100% 100% Not Reported $55,290 24
Educational/Instructional Media Design 11 100% 100% Not Reported $42,680 11
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 27 100% 100% Not Reported $38,290 27
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 38 100% 100% $53,070 $42,680 38
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 26 100% 100% $21,480 $42,170 26

Most Recent Reviews

Kayla O'Neal 9/27/2019

Southern Arkansas University changed my life for the better. It is a small campus, only 4,000-5,000 students attend the school, but what it lacks in heart it makes up for in spirit. Every single faculty and staff I met only wanted the best for their students. They truly care about each student. I created friendships with my teachers that have lasted well beyond the classroom and past my graduation date. Opportunities to travel and present research abound, and a lot of them are paid for by the school. The Honors... Read More

Kayla O'Neal 9/27/2019

Southern Arkansas University changed my life for the better. It is a small campus, only 4,000-5,000 students attend the school, but what it lacks in heart it makes up for in spirit. Every single faculty and staff I met only wanted the best for their students. They truly care about each student. I created friendships with my teachers that have lasted well beyond the classroom and past my graduation date. Opportunities to travel and present research abound, and a lot of them are paid for by the school. The Honors... Read More