Southern Oregon University Rankings by Salary Score

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Southern Oregon University's Top Rankings

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


Salary and Debt by Major at Southern Oregon University

We calculated a salary score for each of Southern Oregon 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 Oregon 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 SOU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biology, General 60 91% 91% $22,500 $30,410 60
Business Administration, Management and Operations 40 94% 94% $20,500 $40,730 40
Chemistry 56 93% 93% Not Reported $39,370 56
Communication and Media Studies 27 97% 97% $17,000 $29,690 27
Computer and Information Sciences, General 18 96% 96% $22,000 $42,680 18
Criminal Justice and Corrections 29 95% 95% $23,500 $31,990 29
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 24 97% 97% $23,000 $20,140 24
English Language and Literature, General 19 73% 73% $20,000 $24,420 19
Fine and Studio Arts 5 95% 95% Not Reported $17,400 5
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 46 97% 97% $24,330 $29,690 46
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 26 90% 90% $23,000 $30,770 26
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 15 100% 100% $21,740 $25,970 15
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 1 88% 88% $20,670 $17,860 1
Psychology, General 39 90% 90% $24,340 $28,600 39
Social Sciences, General 73 92% 92% $17,070 $39,010 73
Sociology 5 100% 100% Not Reported $23,580 5
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 31 97% 97% $20,340 $33,600 31
Visual and Performing Arts, General 61 95% 95% $19,470 $27,870 61

Salary Scores for SOU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business Administration, Management and Operations 28 93% 93% Not Reported $58,220 28
Education, General 47 100% 100% $32,580 $49,500 47
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 58 83% 83% $55,370 $44,360 58
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 22 100% 100% Not Reported $42,680 22
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 82 100% 100% $22,000 $52,110 82
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 51 98% 98% $37,650 $47,070 51

Most Recent Reviews

Alyssa Mathews 5/25/2019

Small, beautiful school in a gorgeous nature area. I learned a lot from my program and am very thankful for it. The BFA I got was an intense program but that suited me well. But there is definitely some inner drama and unfairness within the department itself that is hard to ignore. Although my education was great, I do not feel that the school helped guide me into a career.

Aaron Goldman 7/4/2017

The chemistry program at SOU provided passionate, engaging faculty and small class sizes that fostered discussion and teamwork within the program. I received excellent support from my adviser; they even tailored a major to my needs in order to help me graduate sooner and leave prepared for my next move (graduate school). Both lower- and upper-division professors made their expectations clear and helped us achieve our academic goals. My favorite part was the real-world emphasis of the classes. Also, Ashland,... Read More