Southern Arkansas University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Southern Arkansas University ranks better than only 21% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Southern Arkansas University ranks better than 80% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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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 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 SAU Associate Degrees

SAU ranks higher than 36% of colleges for associate degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 36% Not Reported $55,286 36%

Salary Scores for SAU Bachelor's Degrees

SAU ranks higher than 21% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 14% Not Reported $39,729 14%
Agricultural Business and Management 28% Not Reported $39,585 28%
Biology, General 27% $14,520 $25,774 27%
Business/Commerce, General 14% $15,288 $33,281 14%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 26% $19,500 $31,314 26%
Fine and Studio Arts 12% Not Reported $20,140 12%
Journalism 3% Not Reported $21,894 3%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 8% $22,900 $22,652 8%
Physics 69% $18,905 $49,058 69%
Psychology, General 3% $17,750 $21,052 3%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 22% $21,500 $57,017 22%
Social Work 29% Not Reported $29,685 29%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 26% $18,400 $32,806 26%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 57% Not Reported $37,748 57%

Salary Scores for SAU Master's Degrees

SAU ranks higher than 25% 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 24% Not Reported $55,286 24%
Educational/Instructional Media Design 11% Not Reported $42,682 11%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 27% Not Reported $38,289 27%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 38% $53,072 $42,682 38%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 26% $21,478 $42,166 26%

Southern Arkansas University Reviews

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