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Average Salary for Southwestern University Alumni

Around 1,000 people attend Southwestern University, a United Methodist institution based in Georgetown, Texas. The figures in this rundown were provided by Southwestern alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for Liberal Arts
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Attorney / Lawyer
5 salaries
Senior Project Manager, IT
2 salaries
Creative Director
2 salaries
Director of Development, Non-Profit Organization
2 salaries
Technical Writer
2 salaries
Associate Attorney
2 salaries
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Southwestern University Details


1001 University Ave
Georgetown, TX 78626

Students Enrolled:



Private Schools, Liberal Arts, Religious

Graduation Rate:

75 %


16 %

% Stay In State:

68 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

26 %
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Graduates of Southwestern head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the software services industry, the health care industry, and clinical care are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The majority of Southwestern alumni wind up in the legal services industry. The average salary for a grad from Southwestern is approximately $65K.


After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males tend to earn about $79K per year compared to females' around $65K.


Among Southwestern alumni, those working as Attorneys report the highest median pay of $150K, followed by Creative Directors ($105K), and IT Senior Project Managers ($94K). Technical Writers face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $48K.


Those with a degree from Southwestern often relocate to Austin after college. It is also not uncommon to find former Southwestern students living and working in Los Angeles — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $130K. Southwestern University grads are so loyal to Georgetown that a sizable number choose to stay after graduating, despite median salaries there ranking lowest among popular cities (about $38K). Other common destinations for Southwestern grads include close-by Houston and Dallas.

Degree Major

With annual earnings of approximately $160K per year, Southwestern University grads who have a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Accounting are the best paid among the alumni population. Those holding a B.A. in Political Science (PolySci) are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $42K per year.


Knowledge of Litigation Case Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 131 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($150K). Approximately one-eighth of grads report using Microsoft Office as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Experience with Project Management, Editing, and Litigation Case Management is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely two-fifths of alumni get paid sick time. A fair portion of former students participate in a 401(k) program. It is no small feat that most graduates are given health coverage, and a majority of respondents accept dental insurance. Southwestern University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Compensation averages around $65K for Lyon College alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Southwestern grads. Austin College, Millsaps College, and Tougaloo College are also similar to Southwestern.

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Test Scores
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SAT Scores* 1080 1310
ACT Scores 24 29

Key Stats



65 %

female alumni


35 %

male alumni
$34,156 - $87,078
$42,282 - $122,084

Years of Experience

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

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