Pepperdine University Ranked Number 32 in The Economist’s First-Ever Undergraduate Rankings

November 4, 2015  | 1 min read

In The Economist’s first-ever set of college rankings, Pepperdine University was named one of the top universities in the United States for students that receive above-average pay after graduation. The newly released numbers in “The Value of University” ranking list Pepperdine at number 32 out of the 1,275 four-year non-vocational American colleges, which were ranked by alumni earnings above expectation.

“While we don’t actively pursue rankings for their own sake, we are pleased when employers recognize the value of a Pepperdine graduate,” says Pepperdine provost Rick Marrs. “We strive to educate our students in such a way that their value to employers is not only economic, but enhances and enriches their work environment and the ethical reputation of the company.”

According to the publication, the rankings are "based on a simple, if debatable, premise: the economic value of a university is equal to the gap between how much money its graduates earn, and how much they might have made had they studied elsewhere."

The full rankings and a description of the methodology can be found on The Economist's website .