California State University-Chico Rankings Based on Salary

  • California State University-Chico ranks better than 61% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • California State University-Chico ranks better than 88% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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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 a weighted average of all of its program scores. Data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and was last updated in December 2020. It reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid.

Salary Scores for Chico State Bachelor's Degrees

Chico State ranks higher than 61% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 66% $16,173 $51,794 66%
Agricultural Business and Management 44% $16,250 $42,682 44%
Agriculture, General 96% $16,500 $48,432 96%
Animal Sciences 66% $19,250 $32,467 66%
Anthropology 15% $15,000 $21,508 15%
Area Studies 27% $14,500 $28,960 27%
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 27% Not Reported $29,322 27%
Biology, General 67% $18,000 $31,314 67%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 73% $16,881 $48,432 73%
Civil Engineering 89% $17,000 $67,846 89%
Communication and Media Studies 60% $15,886 $35,157 60%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 76% $16,000 $30,228 76%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 74% $15,000 $68,219 74%
Computer Science 78% $18,500 $82,440 78%
Construction Management 99% $18,530 $82,440 99%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 38% $14,500 $33,586 38%
Design and Applied Arts 13% $16,562 $26,187 13%
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 45% $19,000 $27,397 45%
Economics 33% $13,000 $43,798 33%
Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians 87% $20,700 $72,605 87%
Engineering-Related Fields 58% $21,500 $63,600 58%
Engineering, Other 71% $25,500 $67,101 71%
English Language and Literature, General 41% $15,500 $28,236 41%
Fine and Studio Arts 81% $17,500 $30,926 81%
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services 41% $17,971 $30,988 41%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 75% Not Reported $41,565 75%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 15% $17,500 $25,194 15%
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 55% $19,608 $36,884 55%
History 27% $14,000 $26,739 27%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 29% $17,500 $27,254 29%
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies 94% Not Reported $42,682 94%
International Relations and National Security Studies 22% $15,645 $30,409 22%
Journalism 81% $20,500 $37,568 81%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 18% $16,750 $26,037 18%
Mathematics 60% $21,000 $48,849 60%
Mechanical Engineering 60% $23,000 $67,180 60%
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 68% $20,500 $37,500 68%
Music 32% $19,961 $24,421 32%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 43% $19,000 $31,851 43%
Nutrition Sciences 69% $18,700 $33,993 69%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 80% $17,250 $36,776 80%
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences 61% $17,500 $29,685 61%
Plant Sciences 92% $13,750 $48,432 92%
Political Science and Government 46% $17,626 $34,704 46%
Psychology, General 42% $15,000 $28,998 42%
Public Administration 32% Not Reported $38,289 32%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 99% $18,700 $92,040 99%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 29% $19,000 $28,960 29%
Social Sciences, General 18% $16,807 $28,133 18%
Social Work 61% $15,496 $33,382 61%
Sociology 51% $15,000 $32,711 51%

Salary Scores for Chico State Master's Degrees

Chico State ranks higher than 66% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Anthropology 44% Not Reported $38,289 44%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 34% $27,500 $61,814 34%
Communication and Media Studies 46% Not Reported $47,260 46%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 93% $30,345 $65,387 93%
Education, General 64% Not Reported $53,358 64%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 43% Not Reported $41,087 43%
Nutrition Sciences 71% Not Reported $53,608 71%
Psychology, General 61% $42,000 $47,260 61%
Social Work 75% $19,584 $49,611 75%
Special Education and Teaching 67% Not Reported $53,608 67%

California State University-Chico Reviews

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