California State University-Northridge Rankings Based on Salary

  • California State University-Northridge ranks better than only 47% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • California State University-Northridge ranks better than 96% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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California State University-Northridge's Top Rankings

Salary and Debt by Major at Cal State Northridge

We calculated a salary score for each of Cal State Northridge'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 Northridge 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 CSUN Bachelor's Degrees

CSUN 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 91% $13,750 $59,576 91%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 97% $19,250 $86,129 97%
Anthropology 14% $21,016 $21,312 14%
Applied Mathematics 17% Not Reported $40,485 17%
Biology, General 24% $18,103 $25,194 24%
Biotechnology 56% $20,240 $39,909 56%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 49% $13,750 $42,790 49%
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 65% $17,000 $33,281 65%
Civil Engineering 28% $17,756 $58,092 28%
Communication and Media Studies 60% $14,000 $35,229 60%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 37% $18,000 $52,420 37%
Computer Engineering 59% $20,184 $74,200 59%
Computer Science 51% $15,000 $68,219 51%
Construction Engineering Technologies 92% Not Reported $75,706 92%
Design and Applied Arts 29% $10,432 $30,771 29%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 51% $18,500 $23,340 51%
Economics 29% $18,000 $42,682 29%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 61% $19,740 $73,035 61%
English Language and Literature, General 54% $12,753 $30,119 54%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 29% $15,135 $26,767 29%
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 72% $17,850 $32,736 72%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 87% $17,890 $32,213 87%
Finance and Financial Management Services 25% $14,436 $43,872 25%
Fine and Studio Arts 66% $14,474 $28,362 66%
Geography and Cartography 67% $18,500 $39,369 67%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 44% $15,000 $39,585 44%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 52% $15,750 $30,445 52%
History 38% $12,842 $28,816 38%
Hospitality Administration/Management 23% $15,000 $32,925 23%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 46% $12,944 $29,290 46%
Journalism 29% $15,500 $29,590 29%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 53% $15,085 $33,435 53%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 17% $13,000 $23,649 17%
Management Information Systems and Services 52% $14,791 $55,151 52%
Marketing 32% $15,000 $39,214 32%
Mathematics 42% Not Reported $43,798 42%
Mechanical Engineering 47% $21,800 $65,106 47%
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 92% Not Reported $43,798 92%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 21% Not Reported $29,374 21%
Music 21% $15,862 $22,034 21%
Operations Research 8% $15,000 $43,575 8%
Philosophy 95% $9,104 $43,798 95%
Political Science and Government 18% $14,947 $28,870 18%
Psychology, General 30% $13,247 $27,514 30%
Public Administration 96% $29,284 $61,814 96%
Public Health 51% $15,000 $35,009 51%
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 25% $15,000 $26,680 25%
Real Estate 2% Not Reported $23,351 2%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 99% $12,500 $90,366 99%
Religion/Religious Studies 50% $20,950 $26,739 50%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 4% Not Reported $20,140 4%
Social Work 62% $11,162 $33,459 62%
Sociology 45% $12,500 $31,853 45%
Urban Studies/Affairs 35% Not Reported $35,274 35%

Salary Scores for CSUN Master's Degrees

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

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 96% Not Reported $72,403 96%
Anthropology 92% Not Reported $49,683 92%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 87% $31,756 $95,739 87%
Civil Engineering 97% Not Reported $84,653 97%
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 99% $41,000 $71,854 99%
Communication and Media Studies 38% Not Reported $44,984 38%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 98% $41,244 $68,931 98%
Computer Science 39% Not Reported $94,408 39%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 82% $36,926 $42,682 82%
Education, Other 25% Not Reported $37,208 25%
Educational Administration and Supervision 94% $27,376 $77,283 94%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 35% Not Reported $87,973 35%
English Language and Literature, General 52% $36,926 $40,017 52%
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 44% $36,926 $43,054 44%
Fine and Studio Arts 35% Not Reported $28,019 35%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 39% $21,290 $63,005 39%
History 61% Not Reported $41,565 61%
Hospitality Administration/Management 12% Not Reported $35,594 12%
Mechanical Engineering 46% Not Reported $82,882 46%
Music 57% $41,000 $34,259 57%
Psychology, General 2% Not Reported $25,194 2%
Public Administration 93% $32,345 $70,747 93%
Public Health 46% $28,492 $53,219 46%
Social Work 93% $38,842 $54,348 93%
Special Education and Teaching 91% $16,426 $60,523 91%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 91% $30,000 $53,963 91%
Taxation 66% $37,440 $84,653 66%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 99% $22,250 $71,575 99%
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language 33% Not Reported $42,682 33%

California State University-Northridge Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Ali Omidfar 2/18/2020

This review is specifically for Electrical Engineering students. It is the most unorganized most miserable department on campus. No one is assigned an advisor, no one helps students with what classes they need to take. You're on your own and need to guess what you need to take. I once sent 19 emails to get a response and get a form signed from the chair. They cancel classes every semester and some classes are only offered in one section even though there are 50+ people that try to crash. There are FAR better... Read More

B K 8/20/2019

I was accepted to the CSUN MFA program in 2018 and took part in it for a full year; however, I recently decided not to go back and complete the program's second year... for a number of reasons. 1) LACK OF NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES. This was my main peeve with the program. Networking opportunities were non-existent, unfortunately. I asked a few of the professors and the head of the program about this aspect of the MFA many times - as it is crucial to a career in screenwriting - and I was never given a solid... Read More