California State University-Long Beach Rankings by Salary Score

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California State University-Long Beach's Top Rankings

California State University-Long Beach is ranked on 6 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Cal State Long Beach

We calculated a salary score for each of Cal State Long Beach'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 Cal State Long Beach 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 Long Beach State Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 41 94% 94% $13,750 $46,770 41
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 29 94% 94% $23,430 $63,010 29
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 20 100% 100% $14,500 $35,060 20
Anthropology 14 93% 93% $12,870 $21,190 14
Applied Mathematics 71 69% 69% Not Reported $65,050 71
Area Studies 38 92% 92% $14,940 $31,530 38
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 67 92% 92% $13,790 $37,050 67
Biology, General 30 89% 89% $13,000 $26,160 30
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 67 100% 100% Not Reported $61,520 67
Business Administration, Management and Operations 49 94% 94% $14,250 $42,680 49
Business/Managerial Economics 26 94% 94% $19,390 $41,570 26
Chemical Engineering 17 96% 96% $15,000 $59,120 17
Chemistry 12 92% 92% $16,500 $29,690 12
Civil Engineering 50 99% 99% $18,000 $61,280 50
Communication and Media Studies 61 94% 94% $14,750 $35,340 61
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 86 92% 92% $18,750 $32,570 86
Computer Engineering 45 95% 95% $23,000 $69,820 45
Computer Science 36 94% 94% $15,170 $60,940 36
Construction Engineering Technologies 98 100% 100% $22,450 $81,330 98
Criminal Justice and Corrections 26 96% 96% $12,500 $31,210 26
Dance 15 97% 97% $19,500 $17,070 15
Design and Applied Arts 87 94% 94% $18,500 $43,940 87
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 62 90% 90% $13,230 $35,700 62
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 25 95% 95% $18,500 $20,320 25
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 55 100% 100% $19,200 $28,600 55
Economics 25 94% 94% $13,000 $41,060 25
Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians 7 100% 100% $10,150 $43,430 7
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 30 97% 97% $21,730 $66,010 30
English Language and Literature, General 59 91% 91% $15,000 $30,840 59
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 23 91% 91% $20,550 $25,810 23
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 61 93% 93% $15,000 $31,270 61
Finance and Financial Management Services 23 93% 93% $14,080 $43,260 23
Fine and Studio Arts 60 90% 90% $15,340 $27,560 60
Geography and Cartography 61 91% 91% $15,000 $38,290 61
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 100 100% 100% Not Reported $54,440 100
Health and Medical Administrative Services 53 96% 96% $13,000 $41,790 53
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 27 96% 96% $15,120 $27,320 27
History 33 92% 92% $15,000 $27,820 33
Hospitality Administration/Management 42 96% 96% $16,500 $36,310 42
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 34 96% 96% $14,500 $27,930 34
Human Resources Management and Services 37 97% 97% $13,750 $43,490 37
International/Global Studies 25 88% 88% $16,250 $25,970 25
Journalism 45 93% 93% $15,000 $31,870 45
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 28 94% 94% $16,300 $28,480 28
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 52 87% 87% $16,680 $29,690 52
Management Information Systems and Services 18 95% 95% $15,710 $44,670 18
Marketing 38 94% 94% $16,750 $40,340 38
Mathematics 23 90% 90% $11,000 $37,570 23
Mechanical Engineering 41 98% 98% $20,000 $64,260 41
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 95 100% 100% $12,460 $45,530 95
Music 2 83% 83% $17,340 $13,700 2
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 52 96% 96% $15,600 $33,570 52
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 78 97% 97% $14,310 $36,440 78
Philosophy 83 89% 89% $12,570 $38,290 83
Physics 63 89% 89% $21,000 $47,260 63
Political Science and Government 32 91% 91% $15,000 $32,190 32
Psychology, General 47 94% 94% $13,500 $29,560 47
Public Health 19 95% 95% $14,970 $29,470 19
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 22 90% 90% $15,000 $26,190 22
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 97 98% 98% $15,250 $86,010 97
Religion/Religious Studies 99 92% 92% Not Reported $45,700 99
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 34 93% 93% $14,750 $26,350 34
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 23 92% 92% $13,440 $27,490 23
Social Work 61 98% 98% $13,500 $33,380 61
Sociology 46 97% 97% $12,000 $32,040 46

Salary Scores for Long Beach State Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Applied Mathematics 22 97% 97% $34,520 $68,000 22
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education 56 100% 100% Not Reported $57,320 56
Business Administration, Management and Operations 56 99% 99% $41,000 $74,060 56
Civil Engineering 91 92% 92% Not Reported $81,110 91
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 99 94% 94% $22,000 $69,760 99
Communication and Media Studies 29 100% 100% Not Reported $41,940 29
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 99 98% 98% $41,000 $71,850 99
Curriculum and Instruction 98 93% 93% $17,700 $64,790 98
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 99 96% 96% Not Reported $63,600 99
Educational Administration and Supervision 98 95% 95% Not Reported $84,100 98
Educational/Instructional Media Design 80 100% 100% Not Reported $63,110 80
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 20 94% 94% Not Reported $81,330 20
English Language and Literature, General 23 91% 91% $31,930 $32,930 23
Fine and Studio Arts 62 100% 100% Not Reported $33,990 62
Geography and Cartography 47 100% 100% $20,500 $57,320 47
Health and Medical Administrative Services 59 97% 97% $35,600 $75,520 59
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 74 100% 100% $26,750 $46,380 74
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other 99 94% 94% Not Reported $98,740 99
Mathematics 90 100% 100% Not Reported $73,950 90
Mechanical Engineering 66 100% 100% Not Reported $87,600 66
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 89 100% 100% $35,750 $52,110 89
Music 33 93% 93% Not Reported $26,900 33
Public Administration 66 100% 100% $38,220 $58,900 66
Public Health 31 100% 100% $29,510 $48,040 31
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 27 94% 94% Not Reported $30,770 27
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 9 92% 92% Not Reported $41,570 9
Social Work 99 98% 98% $28,500 $59,510 99
Special Education and Teaching 98 100% 100% $20,500 $66,240 98
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 96 100% 100% $31,370 $57,020 96
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 72 100% 100% $22,000 $51,270 72
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 100 100% 100% Not Reported $74,950 100

Salary Scores for Long Beach State Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Educational Administration and Supervision 52 96% 96% $73,500 $83,770 52
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 84 100% 100% $70,000 $76,210 84

Most Recent Reviews

Rachel 4/14/2021

I attended CSULB for several years and received a degree in Chinese studies. I have to say this was probably the worst possible decision I made, but it was due to the fact that professors who had zero clue about jobs or the economy convinced me that this degree would be "valuable" and that "companies really need people who speak Chinese." I had more than one person tell me this, and since I did well in my classes that were Chinese I thought "why not?" I graduated with honors, participated in an extra language... Read More

Danielle 12/29/2019

My education at CSULB truly made me a global citizen. I was involved in multiple facets of campus life, from student organizations, sports clubs and professional development. I spent most of my time in the college of Liberal Arts, where I studied journalism and Anthropology. The journalism program was a tightly knit community in which all professors know students by name. Students are encouraged by faculty to pursue publishing opportunities for the articles and projects developed in class. I was on staff for... Read More