Southwestern University, an United Methodist school in Georgetown, Texas, has roughly 2,000 undergrads. The school puts an emphasis on undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the Southwestern grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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20 Year Net ROI 


Annual ROI 

3.8 %

Total 4 Year Cost 


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Mid-Career Salary 


% High Meaning 

52 %

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Southwestern University Median Salary by Job





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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Jun 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 262
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About This School

1001 University Ave
Georgetown, TX 78626


Liberal Arts, Private School, Religious

75 %

19 %

73 %

26 %


Former Southwestern students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the health care services industry, the education industry, and clinical care. The most popular career sector among alumni is the manufacturing industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of Southwestern is about $60K.


In the Southwestern alumni professional community, Finance Managers make the highest median pay (around $95K), though Account Supervisors ($79K), and Laboratory Managers ($73K) are close competitors. On the lower end, Operations Managers report making approximately $39K.


A large number of students head to Austin, Texas after college. The top-paying city popular with Southwestern alumni is Houston, Texas, which offers a median salary of $77K. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Southwestern alumni is San Antonio, Texas, where earnings average $50K. Nearby Dallas, Texas and Wichita, Kan. also rank high on the list of cities for Southwestern grads.

Degree Major

Southwestern grads who hold a Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average approximately $128K per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) ($45K on average annually).


Many Southwestern grads have knowledge of Project Management, with roughly an eighth of alumni using this program on the clock. Leadership commands a pay premium of 27 percent for Southwestern University grads. Other prime know-hows include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Operations Management.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one in four survey participants, respectively). A strong majority of former students receive health insurance, and a fair number of alumni get dental coverage. A fair number of graduates take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Other benefits that Southwestern University alumni receive are a casual working environment, flexible hours, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Birmingham Southern College grads (who make an average of $60K) earn salaries most similar to Southwestern alumni. Austin College, Millsaps College, and Tougaloo College are also similar to Southwestern.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1040 1270
ACT Scores 23 29

Key Stats for Southwestern University


63 %
36 %
$38,848 - $81,151
$39,505 - $95,488

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 115 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$40,643 - $93,800
$36,685 - $77,419
$38,432 - $75,000
$35,479 - $117,916
$35,541 - $71,028
$49,316 - $104,008
$39,781 - $80,372
$21,600 - $107,966
$47,976 - $96,298
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