California State University-San Marcos Rankings Based on Salary

  • California State University-San Marcos ranks better than 63% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • California State University-San Marcos ranks better than 83% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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California State University-San Marcos's Top Rankings

Salary and Debt by Major at Cal State San Marcos

We calculated a salary score for each of Cal State San Marcos'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 San Marcos 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 CSUSM Bachelor's Degrees

CSUSM ranks higher than 63% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 85% $18,497 $56,867 85%
Anthropology 63% $21,976 $28,381 63%
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 95% $18,000 $46,478 95%
Biology, General 76% $24,675 $32,772 76%
Biotechnology 87% Not Reported $45,500 87%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 64% $17,126 $46,025 64%
Business/Commerce, General 40% Not Reported $41,565 40%
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 91% $20,750 $38,289 91%
Communication and Media Studies 64% $17,500 $35,882 64%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 42% Not Reported $54,322 42%
Computer Science 42% $20,750 $63,855 42%
Criminology 31% $16,738 $32,696 31%
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 22% $26,681 $24,035 22%
Economics 9% $20,750 $33,993 9%
English Language and Literature, General 56% $18,000 $30,305 56%
Finance and Financial Management Services 59% $15,833 $52,822 59%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 34% $16,500 $28,164 34%
History 43% $14,794 $29,685 43%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 45% $18,034 $29,212 45%
International Business 35% Not Reported $42,682 35%
International Relations and National Security Studies 15% Not Reported $28,236 15%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 38% $15,750 $30,554 38%
Management Information Systems and Services 19% $13,000 $44,933 19%
Marketing 41% $18,750 $40,821 41%
Physics 98% Not Reported $65,332 98%
Political Science and Government 45% $19,500 $34,526 45%
Psychology, General 54% $18,313 $30,409 54%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 98% $23,142 $87,520 98%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 33% Not Reported $29,685 33%
Social Sciences, General 38% $12,596 $32,569 38%
Sociology 30% $15,000 $29,685 30%
Visual and Performing Arts, General 56% $19,500 $27,091 56%

Salary Scores for CSUSM Master's Degrees

CSUSM ranks higher than 74% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biotechnology 35% Not Reported $60,161 35%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 53% $39,940 $72,274 53%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 96% $79,908 $67,660 96%
Education, General 97% $17,650 $67,324 97%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 48% $49,518 $99,487 48%
Social Work 70% $55,604 $48,752 70%
Sociology 55% Not Reported $38,289 55%

California State University-San Marcos Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Jesus Perez 9/29/2019

My undergraduate university was an extraordinary school and amazing experience. It is a small school, but the benefit of that was that I was able to have close relationships with other students, staff and most importantly the faculty. My lower division classes were all about 30 students. That allowed for us to ask questions in class and in many occasions, a discussion among the class would replace the lecture. Then in my major courses and upper division courses I had even smaller class sizes of about 15 to... Read More

Jesus Perez 9/29/2019

My undergraduate university was an extraordinary school and amazing experience. It is a small school, but the benefit of that was that I was able to have close relationships with other students, staff and most importantly the faculty. My lower division classes were all about 30 students. That allowed for us to ask questions in class and in many occasions, a discussion among the class would replace the lecture. Then in my major courses and upper division courses I had even smaller class sizes of about 15 to... Read More