San Francisco State University Rankings Based on Salary

  • San Francisco State University ranks better than 75% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • San Francisco State University ranks better than 91% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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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 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 SF State Bachelor's Degrees

SF State ranks higher than 75% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 73% $14,897 $53,636 73%
Anthropology 88% $15,000 $32,569 88%
Apparel and Textiles 91% $19,000 $43,540 91%
Applied Mathematics 22% Not Reported $43,798 22%
Astronomy and Astrophysics 70% Not Reported $42,682 70%
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 78% $17,500 $39,741 78%
Biology, General 95% $20,042 $37,748 95%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 74% $17,000 $48,610 74%
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 97% $19,750 $41,342 97%
Chemistry 67% Not Reported $41,565 67%
Civil Engineering 93% $18,750 $69,338 93%
Communication and Media Studies 90% $13,000 $41,624 90%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 62% $15,000 $27,822 62%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 27% $16,500 $47,963 27%
Computer Engineering 29% $20,245 $64,493 29%
Computer Science 49% $17,219 $67,180 49%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 67% $16,208 $38,505 67%
Dance 66% $23,000 $25,967 66%
Design and Applied Arts 87% $15,750 $44,244 87%
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 74% Not Reported $38,337 74%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 73% $15,245 $25,967 73%
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 75% $13,500 $37,568 75%
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 81% Not Reported $32,382 81%
Economics 40% $13,000 $46,087 40%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 19% $21,750 $63,005 19%
English Language and Literature, General 60% $15,000 $30,988 60%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 95% $17,500 $37,883 95%
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 96% $21,735 $38,289 96%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 60% $16,500 $27,838 60%
Finance and Financial Management Services 34% $15,500 $46,503 34%
Fine and Studio Arts 78% $18,375 $30,336 78%
Geography and Cartography 36% $17,500 $33,993 36%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 98% Not Reported $50,270 98%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 94% $18,930 $37,503 94%
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 70% $18,574 $41,789 70%
History 66% $15,000 $33,565 66%
Hospitality Administration/Management 95% $17,500 $48,080 95%
Human Resources Management and Services 40% Not Reported $44,189 40%
International Business 43% $15,107 $44,635 43%
International Relations and National Security Studies 34% $15,000 $33,382 34%
Journalism 94% $18,969 $41,007 94%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 61% $18,058 $34,814 61%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 84% $16,500 $35,416 84%
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 73% $27,836 $61,020 73%
Marketing 80% $18,750 $48,064 80%
Mathematics 28% $20,700 $39,369 28%
Mechanical Engineering 62% $18,896 $67,420 62%
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 95% $20,750 $45,500 95%
Music 24% $16,500 $22,824 24%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 35% $17,969 $30,409 35%
Nutrition Sciences 62% $21,496 $32,925 62%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 69% $18,553 $34,704 69%
Philosophy 90% $15,000 $40,821 90%
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences 98% $23,250 $37,808 98%
Political Science and Government 78% $17,945 $40,728 78%
Psychology, General 65% $13,750 $31,779 65%
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 73% $17,500 $35,365 73%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 99% $18,899 $105,167 99%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 64% Not Reported $32,124 64%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 56% Not Reported $33,993 56%
Social Work 99% Not Reported $45,852 99%
Sociology 87% $15,000 $38,721 87%
Statistics 42% Not Reported $54,713 42%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 63% $15,000 $37,493 63%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 4% $22,500 $27,048 4%
Urban Studies/Affairs 78% $19,950 $44,170 78%
Zoology/Animal Biology 99% $21,250 $34,298 99%

Salary Scores for SF State Master's Degrees

SF State ranks higher than 89% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 62% Not Reported $63,005 62%
Biology, General 91% Not Reported $84,653 91%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 60% $49,626 $76,460 60%
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 99% $36,738 $71,015 99%
Communication and Media Studies 69% Not Reported $54,435 69%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 99% $35,732 $72,177 99%
Education, General 57% $20,500 $51,794 57%
Educational Administration and Supervision 95% Not Reported $78,343 95%
Educational/Instructional Media Design 60% Not Reported $57,318 60%
English Language and Literature, General 94% $47,155 $53,358 94%
History 47% Not Reported $38,289 47%
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 88% $38,892 $51,794 88%
Public Administration 98% $26,456 $77,401 98%
Public Health 69% $36,260 $61,020 69%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 79% $55,000 $119,358 79%
Research and Experimental Psychology 48% Not Reported $49,683 48%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 76% $51,500 $44,170 76%
Social Work 99% $30,750 $68,592 99%
Special Education and Teaching 87% $33,903 $59,011 87%
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 97% $43,556 $57,619 97%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 99% Not Reported $63,997 99%
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language 53% Not Reported $49,058 53%

Salary Scores for SF State Doctoral Degrees

SF State ranks higher than 96% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Educational Administration and Supervision 96% Not Reported $116,083 96%

Salary Scores for SF State Certificates

SF State ranks higher than 99% of colleges for certificates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Legal Support Services 99% $18,000 $63,005 99%

San Francisco State University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

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.

Viridiana Mojica 9/25/2019

San Francisco State University is a commuter school. There are many students that come from all around the Bay Area, and many that come from Southern California. It is known to be a commuter school because students tend to just go to class and go home. There are extracurricular activities on campus but it is not fully submerged in the school spirit type of way. SFSU is an amazing school that will get you the education you need and provide you with the training needed for your career.