California State University-San Marcos Rankings by Salary Score

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California State University-San Marcos's Top Rankings

California State University-San Marcos is ranked on 4 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


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 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 CSUSM Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 85 98% 98% $18,500 $56,870 85
Anthropology 63 89% 89% $21,980 $28,380 63
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 95 96% 96% $18,000 $46,480 95
Biology, General 76 96% 96% $24,680 $32,770 76
Biotechnology 87 95% 95% Not Reported $45,500 87
Business Administration, Management and Operations 64 95% 95% $17,130 $46,030 64
Business/Commerce, General 40 96% 96% Not Reported $41,570 40
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 91 93% 93% $20,750 $38,290 91
Communication and Media Studies 64 96% 96% $17,500 $35,880 64
Computer and Information Sciences, General 42 94% 94% Not Reported $54,320 42
Computer Science 42 91% 91% $20,750 $63,860 42
Criminology 31 95% 95% $16,740 $32,700 31
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 22 100% 100% $26,680 $24,040 22
Economics 9 96% 96% $20,750 $33,990 9
English Language and Literature, General 56 95% 95% $18,000 $30,310 56
Finance and Financial Management Services 59 94% 94% $15,830 $52,820 59
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 34 95% 95% $16,500 $28,160 34
History 43 100% 100% $14,790 $29,690 43
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 45 94% 94% $18,030 $29,210 45
International Business 35 100% 100% Not Reported $42,680 35
International Relations and National Security Studies 15 94% 94% Not Reported $28,240 15
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 38 92% 92% $15,750 $30,550 38
Management Information Systems and Services 19 94% 94% $13,000 $44,930 19
Marketing 41 98% 98% $18,750 $40,820 41
Physics 98 82% 82% Not Reported $65,330 98
Political Science and Government 45 97% 97% $19,500 $34,530 45
Psychology, General 54 92% 92% $18,310 $30,410 54
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 98 99% 99% $23,140 $87,520 98
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 33 100% 100% Not Reported $29,690 33
Social Sciences, General 38 90% 90% $12,600 $32,570 38
Sociology 30 92% 92% $15,000 $29,690 30
Visual and Performing Arts, General 56 92% 92% $19,500 $27,090 56

Salary Scores for CSUSM Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biotechnology 35 100% 100% Not Reported $60,160 35
Business Administration, Management and Operations 53 98% 98% $39,940 $72,270 53
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 96 100% 100% $79,910 $67,660 96
Education, General 97 100% 100% $17,650 $67,320 97
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 48 100% 100% $49,520 $99,490 48
Social Work 70 99% 99% $55,600 $48,750 70
Sociology 55 91% 91% Not Reported $38,290 55

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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