California State University-Northridge Rankings by Salary Score

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California State University-Northridge is ranked on 10 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


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 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 CSUN Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 91 97% 97% $13,750 $59,580 91
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 97 100% 100% $19,250 $86,130 97
Anthropology 14 80% 80% $21,020 $21,310 14
Applied Mathematics 17 93% 93% Not Reported $40,490 17
Biology, General 24 87% 87% $18,100 $25,190 24
Biotechnology 56 94% 94% $20,240 $39,910 56
Business Administration, Management and Operations 49 94% 94% $13,750 $42,790 49
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 65 92% 92% $17,000 $33,280 65
Civil Engineering 28 97% 97% $17,760 $58,090 28
Communication and Media Studies 60 93% 93% $14,000 $35,230 60
Computer and Information Sciences, General 37 90% 90% $18,000 $52,420 37
Computer Engineering 59 96% 96% $20,180 $74,200 59
Computer Science 51 93% 93% $15,000 $68,220 51
Construction Engineering Technologies 92 96% 96% Not Reported $75,710 92
Design and Applied Arts 29 91% 91% $10,430 $30,770 29
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 51 97% 97% $18,500 $23,340 51
Economics 29 91% 91% $18,000 $42,680 29
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 61 100% 100% $19,740 $73,040 61
English Language and Literature, General 54 89% 89% $12,750 $30,120 54
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 29 96% 96% $15,140 $26,770 29
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 72 95% 95% $17,850 $32,740 72
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 87 94% 94% $17,890 $32,210 87
Finance and Financial Management Services 25 94% 94% $14,440 $43,870 25
Fine and Studio Arts 66 93% 93% $14,470 $28,360 66
Geography and Cartography 67 94% 94% $18,500 $39,370 67
Health and Medical Administrative Services 44 97% 97% $15,000 $39,590 44
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 52 95% 95% $15,750 $30,450 52
History 38 93% 93% $12,840 $28,820 38
Hospitality Administration/Management 23 95% 95% $15,000 $32,930 23
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 46 93% 93% $12,940 $29,290 46
Journalism 29 94% 94% $15,500 $29,590 29
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 53 95% 95% $15,090 $33,440 53
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 17 85% 85% $13,000 $23,650 17
Management Information Systems and Services 52 91% 91% $14,790 $55,150 52
Marketing 32 96% 96% $15,000 $39,210 32
Mathematics 42 94% 94% Not Reported $43,800 42
Mechanical Engineering 47 97% 97% $21,800 $65,110 47
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 92 100% 100% Not Reported $43,800 92
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 21 93% 93% Not Reported $29,370 21
Music 21 97% 97% $15,860 $22,030 21
Operations Research 8 92% 92% $15,000 $43,580 8
Philosophy 95 95% 95% $9,100 $43,800 95
Political Science and Government 18 93% 93% $14,950 $28,870 18
Psychology, General 30 94% 94% $13,250 $27,510 30
Public Administration 96 100% 100% $29,280 $61,810 96
Public Health 51 94% 94% $15,000 $35,010 51
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 25 92% 92% $15,000 $26,680 25
Real Estate 2 86% 86% Not Reported $23,350 2
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 99 99% 99% $12,500 $90,370 99
Religion/Religious Studies 50 90% 90% $20,950 $26,740 50
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 4 94% 94% Not Reported $20,140 4
Social Work 62 95% 95% $11,160 $33,460 62
Sociology 45 95% 95% $12,500 $31,850 45
Urban Studies/Affairs 35 96% 96% Not Reported $35,270 35

Salary Scores for CSUN Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 96 90% 90% Not Reported $72,400 96
Anthropology 92 100% 100% Not Reported $49,680 92
Business Administration, Management and Operations 87 95% 95% $31,760 $95,740 87
Civil Engineering 97 95% 95% Not Reported $84,650 97
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 100 98% 98% $41,000 $71,850 100
Communication and Media Studies 38 89% 89% Not Reported $44,980 38
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 98 97% 97% $41,240 $68,930 98
Computer Science 39 100% 100% Not Reported $94,410 39
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 82 90% 90% $36,930 $42,680 82
Education, Other 25 95% 95% Not Reported $37,210 25
Educational Administration and Supervision 94 99% 99% $27,380 $77,280 94
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 35 100% 100% Not Reported $87,970 35
English Language and Literature, General 52 92% 92% $36,930 $40,020 52
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 44 93% 93% $36,930 $43,050 44
Fine and Studio Arts 35 100% 100% Not Reported $28,020 35
Health and Medical Administrative Services 39 100% 100% $21,290 $63,010 39
History 61 89% 89% Not Reported $41,570 61
Hospitality Administration/Management 12 93% 93% Not Reported $35,590 12
Mechanical Engineering 46 100% 100% Not Reported $82,880 46
Music 57 94% 94% $41,000 $34,260 57
Psychology, General 2 94% 94% Not Reported $25,190 2
Public Administration 93 99% 99% $32,350 $70,750 93
Public Health 46 98% 98% $28,490 $53,220 46
Social Work 93 99% 99% $38,840 $54,350 93
Special Education and Teaching 91 100% 100% $16,430 $60,520 91
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 91 98% 98% $30,000 $53,960 91
Taxation 66 100% 100% $37,440 $84,650 66
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 100 98% 98% $22,250 $71,580 100
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language 33 94% 94% Not Reported $42,680 33

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