San Francisco State University Rankings by Salary Score

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San Francisco State University is ranked on 13 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at San Francisco State University

We calculated a salary score for each of San Francisco State University'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 San Francisco State University 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 SF State Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 73 96% 96% $14,900 $53,640 73
Anthropology 88 92% 92% $15,000 $32,570 88
Apparel and Textiles 91 97% 97% $19,000 $43,540 91
Applied Mathematics 22 94% 94% Not Reported $43,800 22
Astronomy and Astrophysics 70 92% 92% Not Reported $42,680 70
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 78 89% 89% $17,500 $39,740 78
Biology, General 95 90% 90% $20,040 $37,750 95
Business Administration, Management and Operations 74 95% 95% $17,000 $48,610 74
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 97 88% 88% $19,750 $41,340 97
Chemistry 67 100% 100% Not Reported $41,570 67
Civil Engineering 93 95% 95% $18,750 $69,340 93
Communication and Media Studies 90 95% 95% $13,000 $41,620 90
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 62 95% 95% $15,000 $27,820 62
Computer and Information Sciences, General 27 95% 95% $16,500 $47,960 27
Computer Engineering 29 95% 95% $20,250 $64,490 29
Computer Science 49 93% 93% $17,220 $67,180 49
Criminal Justice and Corrections 67 96% 96% $16,210 $38,510 67
Dance 66 95% 95% $23,000 $25,970 66
Design and Applied Arts 87 94% 94% $15,750 $44,240 87
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 74 95% 95% Not Reported $38,340 74
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 73 96% 96% $15,250 $25,970 73
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 75 74% 74% $13,500 $37,570 75
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 81 89% 89% Not Reported $32,380 81
Economics 40 89% 89% $13,000 $46,090 40
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 19 93% 93% $21,750 $63,010 19
English Language and Literature, General 60 96% 96% $15,000 $30,990 60
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 95 99% 99% $17,500 $37,880 95
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 96 91% 91% $21,740 $38,290 96
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 60 95% 95% $16,500 $27,840 60
Finance and Financial Management Services 34 95% 95% $15,500 $46,500 34
Fine and Studio Arts 78 96% 96% $18,380 $30,340 78
Geography and Cartography 36 94% 94% $17,500 $33,990 36
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 98 100% 100% Not Reported $50,270 98
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 94 95% 95% $18,930 $37,500 94
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 70 94% 94% $18,570 $41,790 70
History 66 97% 97% $15,000 $33,570 66
Hospitality Administration/Management 95 92% 92% $17,500 $48,080 95
Human Resources Management and Services 40 100% 100% Not Reported $44,190 40
International Business 43 93% 93% $15,110 $44,640 43
International Relations and National Security Studies 34 91% 91% $15,000 $33,380 34
Journalism 94 96% 96% $18,970 $41,010 94
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 61 96% 96% $18,060 $34,810 61
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 84 78% 78% $16,500 $35,420 84
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 73 95% 95% $27,840 $61,020 73
Marketing 80 95% 95% $18,750 $48,060 80
Mathematics 28 95% 95% $20,700 $39,370 28
Mechanical Engineering 62 100% 100% $18,900 $67,420 62
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 95 94% 94% $20,750 $45,500 95
Music 24 85% 85% $16,500 $22,820 24
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 35 93% 93% $17,970 $30,410 35
Nutrition Sciences 62 100% 100% $21,500 $32,930 62
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 69 95% 95% $18,550 $34,700 69
Philosophy 90 100% 100% $15,000 $40,820 90
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences 98 88% 88% $23,250 $37,810 98
Political Science and Government 78 99% 99% $17,950 $40,730 78
Psychology, General 65 94% 94% $13,750 $31,780 65
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 73 96% 96% $17,500 $35,370 73
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 100 98% 98% $18,900 $105,170 100
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 64 92% 92% Not Reported $32,120 64
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 56 97% 97% Not Reported $33,990 56
Social Work 100 92% 92% Not Reported $45,850 100
Sociology 87 96% 96% $15,000 $38,720 87
Statistics 42 87% 87% Not Reported $54,710 42
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 63 96% 96% $15,000 $37,490 63
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 4 92% 92% $22,500 $27,050 4
Urban Studies/Affairs 78 97% 97% $19,950 $44,170 78
Zoology/Animal Biology 100 88% 88% $21,250 $34,300 100

Salary Scores for SF State Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 62 100% 100% Not Reported $63,010 62
Biology, General 91 100% 100% Not Reported $84,650 91
Business Administration, Management and Operations 60 96% 96% $49,630 $76,460 60
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 100 92% 92% $36,740 $71,020 100
Communication and Media Studies 69 100% 100% Not Reported $54,440 69
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 99 100% 100% $35,730 $72,180 99
Education, General 57 98% 98% $20,500 $51,790 57
Educational Administration and Supervision 95 100% 100% Not Reported $78,340 95
Educational/Instructional Media Design 60 100% 100% Not Reported $57,320 60
English Language and Literature, General 94 80% 80% $47,160 $53,360 94
History 47 100% 100% Not Reported $38,290 47
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 88 100% 100% $38,890 $51,790 88
Public Administration 98 97% 97% $26,460 $77,400 98
Public Health 69 100% 100% $36,260 $61,020 69
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 79 100% 100% $55,000 $119,360 79
Research and Experimental Psychology 48 100% 100% Not Reported $49,680 48
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 76 98% 98% $51,500 $44,170 76
Social Work 100 100% 100% $30,750 $68,590 100
Special Education and Teaching 87 98% 98% $33,900 $59,010 87
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 97 98% 98% $43,560 $57,620 97
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 99 100% 100% Not Reported $64,000 99
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language 53 87% 87% Not Reported $49,060 53

Salary Scores for SF State Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Educational Administration and Supervision 96 100% 100% Not Reported $116,080 96

Salary Scores for SF State Certificates

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Legal Support Services 100 95% 95% $18,000 $63,010 100

Most Recent Reviews

Graduate Program 6/15/2021

San Francisco State University's graduate program is very competitive and not diverse at all. The chair of the department is very incompetent at her job, she does not respond to emails or questions effectively and when I emailed the counseling department, whoever emailed me back could not spell the word application. Most of the staff have a very nasty attitude and are unwilling to help students with questions. If you apply for the graduate program, good luck. Don't waste your time or money.

Justine 12/9/2020

The public health program cares very little about the well being of its students they have professor Lisa Moore who constant harasses her students and pushes her own political views on them. She really does not care about her students and when brought up to the director nothing was done.