California State University-Sacramento Rankings by Salary Score

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California State University-Sacramento's Top Rankings

California State University-Sacramento is ranked on 8 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Sac State

We calculated a salary score for each of Sac State'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 Sac State 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 Sacramento State Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Anthropology 93 97% 97% $18,000 $33,990 93
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 81 89% 89% $13,870 $40,490 81
Biology, General 85 94% 94% $16,590 $34,620 85
Business Administration, Management and Operations 59 95% 95% $14,110 $44,980 59
Chemistry 86 79% 79% $22,500 $46,090 86
Civil Engineering 79 96% 96% $18,500 $65,530 79
Communication and Media Studies 78 96% 96% $15,000 $38,370 78
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 73 95% 95% $15,000 $29,690 73
Computer Engineering 84 98% 98% $16,810 $84,210 84
Computer Science 44 95% 95% $16,520 $64,760 44
Construction Engineering 96 100% 100% $18,230 $81,700 96
Criminal Justice and Corrections 62 96% 96% $15,000 $37,720 62
Design and Applied Arts 77 86% 86% $14,750 $40,900 77
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 47 92% 92% $14,000 $22,920 47
Economics 26 95% 95% $15,000 $41,730 26
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 58 98% 98% $16,500 $72,320 58
English Language and Literature, General 61 92% 92% $17,000 $31,130 61
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 43 98% 98% $19,000 $28,750 43
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 90 95% 95% $16,500 $35,940 90
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 41 93% 93% $17,340 $25,390 41
Fine and Studio Arts 79 83% 83% $14,030 $30,410 79
Geography and Cartography 69 96% 96% $15,500 $39,730 69
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 93 100% 100% $27,000 $46,480 93
Gerontology 71 96% 96% $18,730 $34,300 71
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 48 96% 96% $17,030 $30,010 48
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 79 93% 93% $13,500 $44,920 79
History 30 92% 92% $15,500 $27,250 30
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 62 95% 95% $16,250 $31,150 62
Interior Architecture 82 100% 100% $20,620 $48,270 82
Journalism 10 92% 92% $18,350 $25,580 10
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 29 94% 94% $13,130 $28,700 29
Mathematics 22 89% 89% $13,100 $37,420 22
Mechanical Engineering 26 97% 97% $17,910 $61,700 26
Music 18 89% 89% $18,240 $21,230 18
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 81 96% 96% $13,970 $39,250 81
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 92 98% 98% $18,000 $40,420 92
Philosophy 19 93% 93% $17,120 $22,810 19
Political Science and Government 56 95% 95% $16,190 $36,310 56
Psychology, General 70 94% 94% $14,750 $32,430 70
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 100 98% 98% $14,790 $105,140 100
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 26 95% 95% $15,710 $28,310 26
Social Sciences, General 32 94% 94% $19,260 $31,420 32
Social Work 64 94% 94% $18,680 $33,690 64
Sociology 60 94% 94% $13,980 $33,920 60

Salary Scores for Sacramento State Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biology, General 49 100% 100% $20,500 $44,970 49
Business Administration, Management and Operations 57 97% 97% $30,750 $74,580 57
Civil Engineering 73 91% 91% Not Reported $76,460 73
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 96 100% 100% $36,690 $67,660 96
Curriculum and Instruction 39 92% 92% Not Reported $47,260 39
Education, General 99 95% 95% Not Reported $72,210 99
Educational Administration and Supervision 58 100% 100% $29,740 $59,050 58
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 52 100% 100% Not Reported $94,410 52
English Language and Literature, General 55 89% 89% Not Reported $40,490 55
History 81 90% 90% Not Reported $47,260 81
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 37 100% 100% Not Reported $39,590 37
Mechanical Engineering 21 100% 100% Not Reported $76,460 21
Psychology, General 45 94% 94% $40,020 $43,430 45
Public Administration 91 100% 100% Not Reported $69,340 91
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 25 100% 100% $23,400 $85,540 25
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 42 100% 100% Not Reported $35,060 42
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 44 87% 87% Not Reported $44,380 44
Social Work 97 98% 98% $27,970 $56,690 97
Special Education and Teaching 89 89% 89% Not Reported $59,580 89
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 75 97% 97% $39,440 $49,470 75

Salary Scores for Sacramento State Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Educational Administration and Supervision 73 100% 100% Not Reported $94,410 73
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 98 100% 100% $63,120 $82,810 98

Reviews by Program

Most Recent Reviews

Vera 9/9/2021

I was satisfied with things like the campus, services, clubs. The whole "college experience" is definitely there and it's really up to you to be wise with your time and choices. I am not happy with the quality of education. I was part of the Business Administration program with a concentration in Marketing & delivery as well as the material presented is very outdated. You learn what Marketing is in theory & the only type of real-world application we received was the Harvard Cases. Where you would analyze specific... Read More

SacStateStudent 4/25/2021

TLDR: Instruction: 5/10, dorm life: 3.5/10, campus: 8/10, dining hall: 2/10, social scene: 3.5/10, parking: 2/10, city: 5/10, career fairs and internships: 4/10 Keep in mind that this review is based off my experience and I could have done more in multiple aspects to make this a better experience for myself. With that being said, I highlighted some of the worst aspects of the experience to inform you some of the downsides you could run into. Take it with a grain of salt if you wish. Social Life Keep in mind... Read More