California State University-Los Angeles Rankings by Salary Score

California State University-Los Angeles's Top Rankings

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


Salary and Debt by Major at Cal State LA

We calculated a salary score for each of Cal State LA'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 LA 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.

Cal State LA Bachelor's Degree Salary Score

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Air Transportation 15 94% Not Reported $36,220 15
Anthropology 82 91% $13,460 $31,310 82
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 34 93% $15,130 $30,770 34
Biology, General 72 88% $16,000 $32,160 72
Business Administration, Management and Operations 39 94% $15,170 $40,510 39
Chemistry 50 94% $13,450 $38,290 50
Civil Engineering 64 99% $22,500 $63,220 64
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 26 94% $12,500 $28,360 26
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 86 97% $13,500 $32,750 86
Computer and Information Sciences, General 22 95% $14,670 $44,950 22
Computer Science 16 86% $19,210 $48,430 16
Criminal Justice and Corrections 58 94% $12,270 $36,880 58
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 51 96% $14,000 $33,590 51
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 86 93% $10,280 $28,060 86
Economics 37 88% $13,000 $45,220 37
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 36 95% $13,000 $67,420 36
English Language and Literature, General 49 90% $14,300 $29,320 49
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 5 94% Not Reported $21,230 5
Fine and Studio Arts 36 86% $14,500 $24,370 36
Fire Protection 16 100% $10,480 $39,010 16
Food Science and Technology 57 92% Not Reported $47,260 57
Geography and Cartography 22 90% Not Reported $31,310 22
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 36 94% $19,690 $28,520 36
History 52 87% $12,540 $31,130 52
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians 4 97% $13,810 $37,750 4
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 23 93% $13,390 $27,420 23
Mathematics 6 96% $11,000 $28,600 6
Mechanical Engineering 14 95% $17,690 $59,120 14
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 48 100% $19,380 $33,900 48
Political Science and Government 42 93% $15,970 $33,990 42
Public Health 51 93% $12,830 $34,950 51
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 25 94% $18,000 $26,700 25
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 99 99% $12,500 $91,290 99
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 27 98% $12,060 $27,490 27
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 58 94% $13,000 $31,010 58
Social Work 81 93% $11,790 $36,020 81
Sociology 49 96% $11,000 $32,420 49
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 23 96% $12,750 $32,390 23

Cal State LA Master's Degree Salary Score

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 70 93% Not Reported $64,490 70
Business Administration, Management and Operations 92 92% $38,660 $101,410 92
Civil Engineering 61 100% Not Reported $74,160 61
Communication and Media Studies 48 96% Not Reported $48,040 48
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 100 100% Not Reported $73,640 100
Computer Science 60 100% Not Reported $106,420 60
Curriculum and Instruction 61 95% Not Reported $51,480 61
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 84 100% Not Reported $54,320 84
Education, General 90 98% $20,500 $61,220 90
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 40 100% $30,750 $89,750 40
Health and Medical Administrative Services 47 100% $29,130 $67,900 47
History 16 89% Not Reported $29,690 16
Mathematics 62 96% Not Reported $60,770 62
Mechanical Engineering 9 100% Not Reported $71,580 9
Philosophy 24 92% Not Reported $31,130 24
Public Administration 68 100% $31,000 $59,650 68
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 72 98% $29,500 $113,600 72
Security Science and Technology 84 100% Not Reported $67,100 84
Social Work 98 99% $29,170 $56,980 98
Sociology 13 71% Not Reported $27,050 13
Special Education and Teaching 100 100% $20,500 $77,720 100
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 97 100% $39,750 $58,040 97
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 16 100% Not Reported $39,730 16

Most Recent Reviews

Matthew Gonzalez 6/20/2019

The undergraduate program gives a great foundation of knowledge for any graduate program. However, as the degree is not of the STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) there is a-lot of challenges that come after graduation. The great and worse thing about the university is that it is in Los Angeles, meaning you have to compete with USC, UCLA, CSUN, CSDH, CSUF, Cal poly Pomona and neighboring UC's and private colleges. You really have to do more out of the college classroom then you actually do... Read More

Tania Gutierrez 6/12/2019

My experience at CSULA was one of the hardest and best times of not only my academic career but personal life as well. Academically it was challenging with homework, studying, and tests. The usual of procrastinating and staying up really late to get a passing grade. However besides that it has the best networking and opportunities inside the campus. I was able to join many organizations and meet many students who just like me found out that there was more to college than just attending classes. I joined a... Read More