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Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Shepherd University Student Outcomes

Graduation Rate

Percent of students graduating within 150% of normal completion time
44% vs. 41.9% national median
Graduation Rates for Shepherd University
Years Percent Earning Bachelor's Degree
within 4 years 20% earned a bachelor degree
within 5 years 39% earned a bachelor degree
within 6 years 46% earned a bachelor degree

A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. These statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from Shepherd University. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Shepherd University is less effective than average in terms of graduating students.

Post Graduation Earnings

Average Salary After 10 Years
$41,500 vs. $34,300 national median
Average salary after attending Shepherd University
Years Average Earnings
after 6 years $33,000 per year
after 7 years $36,700 per year
after 8 years $38,000 per year
after 9 years $39,700 per year
after 10 years $41,500 per year

10 years after enrolling, the average income of former Shepherd University students who are working and no longer in school is $41,500, which is 21% higher than the national median. Sources, U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard / Department of Treasury.

Student Loan Debt Upon Graduation

Median Student Loan Debt for Graduates
$22,223
Percent of students receiving Federal Loans
55%

Student Loan Repayment

Median Loan Payment
$229 per month
Percent of students actively repaying their loans
53% vs. 47% national average

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237792 IPEDS survey data for Shepherd University.