Graduates of Liberty are found working in a number of different fields including clinical care, the health care industry, and the manufacturing industry. Religious service is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Very few Liberty grads go into IT services; in fact, less than two percent of alumni enter this industry. Liberty students do not advance into high-paying positions after graduation despite their impressive SAT results. The average salary for a grad from Liberty is $43K.
Among Liberty graduates, the biggest earners are Senior Network Engineers, who haul in about $101K on average. Next on the list are Senior Human Resources Managers and Human Resources Managers, bringing in $78K and approximately $54K, respectively. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Pastors who make an average of $32K.
Home to a large number of Liberty alums, Richmond, Va. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. Liberty grads also flock to Austin, Texas, which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is around $93K). For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with Liberty alumni is Miami, Fla., which offers a median salary of $34K. Other popular cities for Liberty alumni include nearby Lynchburg, Va. and Baltimore, Md.
Liberty students with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) can expect to make the most money (approximately $90K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Those holding a Bachelor's Degree, Psychology are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $29K on average per year.
Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Liberty alumni, with one-tenth of grads reporting using it on the job. Microsoft Office commands a pay premium of 36 percent for former Flames. Demonstrated ability in Counseling, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service rank among leading skills as well.
Benefits and Perks
Only about one in three grads enjoy paid vacation and one in five survey participants receive sick leave. Health benefits extend to a strong majority of survey participants, and more than half of graduates also receive dental coverage. A fair number of survey participants opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. Liberty University grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.
Trinity Washington University, Shenandoah University, and Campbell University are also similar to Liberty. Though Liberty grads make less money on average than grads at related schools, they bring in salaries closest to Marymount University alumni (who earn $59K on average).