California State University Monterey Bay Rankings Based on Salary

  • California State University Monterey Bay ranks better than 54% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • California State University Monterey Bay ranks better than 97% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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California State University Monterey Bay's Top Rankings

Salary and Debt by Major at Cal State Monterey Bay

We calculated a salary score for each of Cal State Monterey Bay'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 Monterey Bay 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 CSUMB Bachelor's Degrees

CSUMB ranks higher than 54% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biology, General 76% $13,750 $32,772 76%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 76% $13,750 $49,171 76%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 53% $15,200 $58,866 53%
Computer Science 40% $11,000 $63,005 40%
Design and Applied Arts 23% $14,500 $29,322 23%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 56% $13,000 $30,891 56%
Hospitality Administration/Management 84% Not Reported $43,798 84%
Human Services, General 76% $16,262 $35,950 76%
International/Global Studies 37% $14,284 $29,685 37%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 37% $13,000 $30,409 37%
Marine Sciences 24% $17,500 $28,960 24%
Music 9% Not Reported $18,315 9%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 37% $18,250 $30,771 37%
Psychology, General 41% $13,500 $28,909 41%
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 20% $17,250 $25,709 20%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 99% $7,500 $106,421 99%
Social Sciences, General 45% $11,250 $33,755 45%

Salary Scores for CSUMB Master's Degrees

CSUMB ranks higher than 88% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business Administration, Management and Operations 62% $41,470 $77,297 62%
Education, General 85% $8,500 $59,350 85%
Educational/Instructional Media Design 99% Not Reported $76,460 99%
Natural Resources Management and Policy 42% Not Reported $46,087 42%
Social Work 99% $19,565 $62,463 99%

California State University Monterey Bay Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Whittier 8/5/2019

I attend California State University, Sacramento. I earned my Bachelors Degree in Business Administration: Entrepreneurship and I am now in the MBA program. Ive been very fortunate to have several exceptional professors, one of whom, has been mentoring me. The business school is very well rounded. I feel I was prepared for the real world. With the exception of one or two all my professors cared about how my success in their class and they were very receptive. I love how campus looks as the seasons change.... Read More

Nyalok 6/30/2019

I enjoyed my time at CSUMB. As a student who left San Diego for Monterey, I was intimidated to be going to school so far away from home. However, the structure of Monterey made it easier to acclimate. The small city, in comparison to San Diego had a homely feel to it.

I appreciated the small class sizes, as it allowed me to get to know my classmates and network with faculty of interest. It also made the transition from high school to college more comfortable, as I did not have to deal with huge lectures and... Read More

Things I did not enjoy are related to the financial aid department. Often referred to as one of the more affordable CSUs, I thought I would be getting more aid than what I received. I would advise students to complete their FAFSA ASAP. If you are selected for verification, try to complete the forms as soon as you see the hold on your account. Know your financial aid counselor, and communicate consistently.

I would also say that the classes could be more challenging, as they did not require much. I know some people do not mind an "Easy A" every now and then, but a challenge would be helpful, especially for those who want to go further in their field.

Overall, it was a nice experience. I would encourage students to join clubs and student organizations to give you something to do socially. Also, network with who you can, while you can. Enjoy your stay, and take advantage of the beautiful city.