California State University-Chico Rankings by Salary Score

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California State University-Chico's Top Rankings

California State University-Chico is ranked on 5 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at California State University-Chico

We calculated a salary score for each of California State University-Chico's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at California State University-Chico to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.

Salary Scores for Chico State Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 66 95% 95% $16,170 $51,790 66
Agricultural Business and Management 44 99% 99% $16,250 $42,680 44
Agriculture, General 96 100% 100% $16,500 $48,430 96
Animal Sciences 66 97% 97% $19,250 $32,470 66
Anthropology 15 88% 88% $15,000 $21,510 15
Area Studies 27 88% 88% $14,500 $28,960 27
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 27 100% 100% Not Reported $29,320 27
Biology, General 67 93% 93% $18,000 $31,310 67
Business Administration, Management and Operations 73 98% 98% $16,880 $48,430 73
Civil Engineering 89 99% 99% $17,000 $67,850 89
Communication and Media Studies 60 98% 98% $15,890 $35,160 60
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 76 90% 90% $16,000 $30,230 76
Computer and Information Sciences, General 74 97% 97% $15,000 $68,220 74
Computer Science 78 100% 100% $18,500 $82,440 78
Construction Management 99 99% 99% $18,530 $82,440 99
Criminal Justice and Corrections 38 95% 95% $14,500 $33,590 38
Design and Applied Arts 13 90% 90% $16,560 $26,190 13
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 45 100% 100% $19,000 $27,400 45
Economics 33 94% 94% $13,000 $43,800 33
Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians 87 97% 97% $20,700 $72,610 87
Engineering-Related Fields 58 97% 97% $21,500 $63,600 58
Engineering, Other 71 100% 100% $25,500 $67,100 71
English Language and Literature, General 41 93% 93% $15,500 $28,240 41
Fine and Studio Arts 81 85% 85% $17,500 $30,930 81
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services 41 96% 96% $17,970 $30,990 41
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 75 100% 100% Not Reported $41,570 75
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 15 97% 97% $17,500 $25,190 15
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 55 95% 95% $19,610 $36,880 55
History 27 89% 89% $14,000 $26,740 27
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 29 97% 97% $17,500 $27,250 29
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies 94 100% 100% Not Reported $42,680 94
International Relations and National Security Studies 22 88% 88% $15,650 $30,410 22
Journalism 81 95% 95% $20,500 $37,570 81
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 18 95% 95% $16,750 $26,040 18
Mathematics 60 92% 92% $21,000 $48,850 60
Mechanical Engineering 60 100% 100% $23,000 $67,180 60
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 68 95% 95% $20,500 $37,500 68
Music 32 97% 97% $19,960 $24,420 32
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 43 96% 96% $19,000 $31,850 43
Nutrition Sciences 69 93% 93% $18,700 $33,990 69
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 80 99% 99% $17,250 $36,780 80
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences 61 98% 98% $17,500 $29,690 61
Plant Sciences 92 93% 93% $13,750 $48,430 92
Political Science and Government 46 96% 96% $17,630 $34,700 46
Psychology, General 42 96% 96% $15,000 $29,000 42
Public Administration 32 100% 100% Not Reported $38,290 32
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 99 98% 98% $18,700 $92,040 99
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 29 91% 91% $19,000 $28,960 29
Social Sciences, General 18 91% 91% $16,810 $28,130 18
Social Work 61 98% 98% $15,500 $33,380 61
Sociology 51 91% 91% $15,000 $32,710 51

Salary Scores for Chico State Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Anthropology 44 92% 92% Not Reported $38,290 44
Business Administration, Management and Operations 34 92% 92% $27,500 $61,810 34
Communication and Media Studies 46 92% 92% Not Reported $47,260 46
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 93 100% 100% $30,350 $65,390 93
Education, General 64 100% 100% Not Reported $53,360 64
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 43 96% 96% Not Reported $41,090 43
Nutrition Sciences 71 100% 100% Not Reported $53,610 71
Psychology, General 61 100% 100% $42,000 $47,260 61
Social Work 75 100% 100% $19,580 $49,610 75
Special Education and Teaching 67 100% 100% Not Reported $53,610 67

Most Recent Reviews

Ashley Blackmer 7/24/2019

At California State University, Chico, I was enrolled in an accelerated Integrated Teacher Core Program where I would earn my Bachelors of Liberal Studies and my teaching credential within four years. Each semester I would take 18 to 21 units on top of field experience work. There were plenty of classes that were able to fit my schedule such as night classes, weekend classes, or online classes. Chico was one of the few universities that offered this program and it was a wonderful experience. There was a core... Read More

Kimberly Macintos 6/30/2019

California State University, Chico truly became my home away from home. Once I visited campus, I knew that I had found my home for the next four years. Chico State, and more specifically the agriculture department truly has an open door policy, and the professors there are always available for all students, whether it's for academics or just helping students settle into university life. The agriculture classes were hands on learning experiences that taught students practical, hands on skills that helped prepare... Read More