California State University-Long Beach Rankings Based on Salary

  • California State University-Long Beach ranks better than only 47% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • California State University-Long Beach ranks better than 95% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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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 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 Long Beach State Bachelor's Degrees

Long Beach State ranks higher than 47% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 41% $13,750 $46,771 41%
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 29% $23,431 $63,005 29%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 20% $14,500 $35,060 20%
Anthropology 14% $12,866 $21,192 14%
Applied Mathematics 71% Not Reported $65,053 71%
Area Studies 38% $14,937 $31,527 38%
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 67% $13,792 $37,054 67%
Biology, General 30% $13,000 $26,160 30%
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 67% Not Reported $61,516 67%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 49% $14,250 $42,682 49%
Business/Managerial Economics 26% $19,385 $41,565 26%
Chemical Engineering 17% $15,000 $59,124 17%
Chemistry 12% $16,500 $29,685 12%
Civil Engineering 50% $18,000 $61,281 50%
Communication and Media Studies 61% $14,750 $35,337 61%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 86% $18,751 $32,569 86%
Computer Engineering 45% $23,000 $69,817 45%
Computer Science 36% $15,172 $60,943 36%
Construction Engineering Technologies 98% $22,449 $81,333 98%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 26% $12,500 $31,205 26%
Dance 15% $19,500 $17,067 15%
Design and Applied Arts 87% $18,500 $43,937 87%
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 62% $13,230 $35,701 62%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 25% $18,500 $20,322 25%
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 55% $19,199 $28,598 55%
Economics 25% $13,000 $41,058 25%
Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians 7% $10,153 $43,426 7%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 30% $21,728 $66,011 30%
English Language and Literature, General 59% $15,000 $30,843 59%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 23% $20,545 $25,812 23%
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 61% $15,000 $31,272 61%
Finance and Financial Management Services 23% $14,075 $43,264 23%
Fine and Studio Arts 60% $15,336 $27,555 60%
Geography and Cartography 61% $15,000 $38,289 61%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 99% Not Reported $54,435 99%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 53% $13,000 $41,789 53%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 27% $15,120 $27,319 27%
History 33% $15,000 $27,822 33%
Hospitality Administration/Management 42% $16,500 $36,308 42%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 34% $14,500 $27,932 34%
Human Resources Management and Services 37% $13,750 $43,493 37%
International/Global Studies 25% $16,250 $25,967 25%
Journalism 45% $15,000 $31,869 45%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 28% $16,298 $28,478 28%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 52% $16,684 $29,685 52%
Management Information Systems and Services 18% $15,710 $44,666 18%
Marketing 38% $16,750 $40,341 38%
Mathematics 23% $11,000 $37,568 23%
Mechanical Engineering 41% $20,000 $64,264 41%
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 95% $12,463 $45,529 95%
Music 2% $17,336 $13,702 2%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 52% $15,597 $33,565 52%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 78% $14,311 $36,437 78%
Philosophy 83% $12,573 $38,289 83%
Physics 63% $21,000 $47,260 63%
Political Science and Government 32% $15,000 $32,186 32%
Psychology, General 47% $13,500 $29,562 47%
Public Health 19% $14,970 $29,467 19%
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 22% $15,000 $26,187 22%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 97% $15,250 $86,007 97%
Religion/Religious Studies 99% Not Reported $45,696 99%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 34% $14,750 $26,353 34%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 23% $13,444 $27,494 23%
Social Work 61% $13,500 $33,382 61%
Sociology 46% $12,000 $32,039 46%

Salary Scores for Long Beach State Master's Degrees

Long Beach State ranks higher than 90% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Applied Mathematics 22% $34,520 $67,995 22%
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education 56% Not Reported $57,318 56%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 56% $41,000 $74,063 56%
Civil Engineering 91% Not Reported $81,111 91%
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 99% $22,000 $69,757 99%
Communication and Media Studies 29% Not Reported $41,937 29%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 99% $41,000 $71,854 99%
Curriculum and Instruction 98% $17,700 $64,791 98%
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 99% Not Reported $63,600 99%
Educational Administration and Supervision 98% Not Reported $84,100 98%
Educational/Instructional Media Design 80% Not Reported $63,112 80%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 20% Not Reported $81,333 20%
English Language and Literature, General 23% $31,930 $32,925 23%
Fine and Studio Arts 62% Not Reported $33,987 62%
Geography and Cartography 47% $20,500 $57,318 47%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 59% $35,604 $75,518 59%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 74% $26,750 $46,380 74%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other 99% Not Reported $98,743 99%
Mathematics 90% Not Reported $73,949 90%
Mechanical Engineering 66% Not Reported $87,604 66%
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 89% $35,748 $52,107 89%
Music 33% Not Reported $26,896 33%
Public Administration 66% $38,218 $58,898 66%
Public Health 31% $29,510 $48,041 31%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 27% Not Reported $30,771 27%
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 9% Not Reported $41,565 9%
Social Work 99% $28,500 $59,506 99%
Special Education and Teaching 98% $20,500 $66,244 98%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 96% $31,366 $57,017 96%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 72% $22,000 $51,273 72%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 99% Not Reported $74,953 99%

Salary Scores for Long Beach State Doctoral Degrees

Long Beach State ranks higher than 70% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Educational Administration and Supervision 52% $73,500 $83,768 52%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 84% $70,000 $76,208 84%

California State University-Long Beach Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

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

Nancy Castaneda 12/5/2019

I had a wonderful educational experience at CSULB. Each and every one of my professors was very passionate and knowledgeable about their field of study, and they lended so much guidance and support throughout my studies. I thoroughly enjoyed my undergrad experience there and it is situated in such an ideal location.