Saint Mary's College of California Rankings by Salary Score

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Saint Mary's College of California's Top Rankings

Saint Mary's College of California is ranked on 4 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Saint Mary's College of California

We calculated a salary score for each of '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 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 SMC Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 98 100% 100% $25,990 $65,610 98
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 93 100% 100% Not Reported $44,970 93
Biology, General 59 79% 79% $23,000 $30,230 59
Business/Commerce, General 86 98% 98% $22,680 $54,800 86
Communication and Media Studies 92 95% 95% $24,990 $42,240 92
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 95 93% 93% Not Reported $30,410 95
Economics 65 100% 100% $23,000 $53,360 65
English Language and Literature, General 96 100% 100% $26,450 $39,370 96
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 49 94% 94% $25,000 $30,050 49
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 38 100% 100% $27,000 $33,990 38
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 95 97% 97% $27,000 $44,970 95
Political Science and Government 99 91% 91% $27,000 $50,440 99
Psychology, General 74 96% 96% $24,900 $32,930 74
Psychology, Other 10 81% 81% $26,000 $26,350 10
Sociology 95 95% 95% Not Reported $41,570 95

Salary Scores for SMC Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 99 100% 100% $40,310 $75,430 99
Business Administration, Management and Operations 96 98% 98% $59,380 $109,760 96
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 100 100% 100% Not Reported $75,520 100
Educational Administration and Supervision 80 100% 100% $20,500 $67,660 80
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 100 100% 100% Not Reported $59,850 100
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 97 93% 93% Not Reported $69,340 97
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 25 92% 92% Not Reported $30,410 25
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 95 100% 100% $71,500 $56,110 95
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 93 100% 100% $42,430 $58,000 93

Most Recent Reviews

Taelor Poncn 3/8/2017

Saint Mary's College of California is an excellent institution that provides a quality liberal arts education and prepares each student to think critically. In my personal experience I felt like I was fully supported and challenged by my professors to reach my educational and professional goals.

Annisa Hurtado 2/9/2017

Saint Mary's is definitely not for everyone, but it is perfect if you are looking for a small, close knit community, small class sizes, and wonderful opportunities to get to know classmates and professors on a different level. They encourage collaborative thinking and exude a passion for social justice. The opportunities that Saint Mary's gave me are incredibly unique and have helped form memories and skills that will last a lifetime.