San Jose State University Rankings by Salary Score

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San Jose State University is ranked on 14 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at San Jose State University

We calculated a salary score for each of San Jose 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 Jose 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 SJSU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 87 97% 97% $11,750 $57,810 87
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 52 95% 95% $15,000 $66,080 52
Air Transportation 52 100% 100% $25,830 $46,480 52
Applied Mathematics 14 92% 92% Not Reported $38,290 14
Behavioral Sciences 73 97% 97% $17,500 $33,140 73
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 92 91% 91% $17,250 $44,360 92
Biology, General 99 92% 92% $17,650 $42,120 99
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 67 92% 92% Not Reported $61,520 67
Business Administration, Management and Operations 76 97% 97% $15,000 $49,070 76
Chemical Engineering 41 98% 98% $18,000 $64,990 41
Civil Engineering 99 97% 97% $19,250 $74,700 99
Communication and Media Studies 94 98% 98% $15,000 $43,390 94
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 88 91% 91% Not Reported $33,280 88
Computer Engineering 89 92% 92% $21,250 $87,420 89
Computer Science 69 93% 93% $17,240 $77,540 69
Criminal Justice and Corrections 63 96% 96% $15,700 $37,750 63
Dance 83 100% 100% Not Reported $29,140 83
Design and Applied Arts 99 98% 98% $24,500 $53,110 99
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services 96 92% 92% Not Reported $47,260 96
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 89 93% 93% Not Reported $28,600 89
Economics 49 93% 93% $11,000 $48,670 49
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 80 97% 97% $19,460 $77,570 80
English Language and Literature, General 76 92% 92% $17,060 $33,460 76
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations 81 95% 95% Not Reported $50,440 81
Finance and Financial Management Services 75 96% 96% $14,750 $57,320 75
Fine and Studio Arts 88 93% 93% $16,750 $32,540 88
Food Science and Technology 79 100% 100% Not Reported $52,880 79
Health and Medical Administrative Services 76 100% 100% $13,000 $47,850 76
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 96 99% 99% $14,050 $38,600 96
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 72 100% 100% $18,000 $42,190 72
History 83 95% 95% $13,830 $37,210 83
Hospitality Administration/Management 98 98% 98% $19,500 $50,720 98
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 84 95% 95% $17,980 $34,380 84
Human Resources Management and Services 95 98% 98% $12,950 $58,220 95
Industrial Engineering 58 96% 96% $16,010 $69,340 58
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians 78 100% 100% $16,920 $64,200 78
International and Comparative Education 76 100% 100% Not Reported $42,680 76
International Business 19 98% 98% $19,680 $38,290 19
Journalism 93 100% 100% Not Reported $40,900 93
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 58 90% 90% $18,500 $34,350 58
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 72 87% 87% Not Reported $32,930 72
Management Information Systems and Services 66 96% 96% $14,500 $59,390 66
Marketing 95 96% 96% $14,500 $53,590 95
Mechanical Engineering 86 98% 98% $16,500 $72,020 86
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 93 90% 90% Not Reported $44,380 93
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 39 100% 100% Not Reported $33,990 39
Music 91 100% 100% Not Reported $37,210 91
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 100 98% 98% $19,500 $51,610 100
Nutrition Sciences 47 100% 100% Not Reported $30,770 47
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 99 98% 98% $16,340 $45,700 99
Philosophy 91 87% 87% Not Reported $41,570 91
Political Science and Government 61 93% 93% $19,250 $37,360 61
Psychology, General 89 97% 97% $13,000 $35,710 89
Psychology, Other 93 100% 100% Not Reported $40,020 93
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 98 98% 98% $13,000 $49,020 98
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 44 99% 99% $11,000 $30,310 44
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 100 100% 100% $15,000 $99,250 100
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 100 92% 92% Not Reported $50,440 100
Social Work 92 97% 97% $12,750 $38,290 92
Sociology 96 95% 95% $12,750 $41,840 96

Salary Scores for SJSU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 93 96% 96% Not Reported $70,180 93
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 35 92% 92% Not Reported $84,650 35
Biology, General 74 100% 100% Not Reported $64,490 74
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 95 100% 100% Not Reported $87,600 95
Business Administration, Management and Operations 89 93% 93% $31,500 $98,210 89
Chemical Engineering 97 100% 100% Not Reported $96,180 97
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 94 100% 100% Not Reported $65,920 94
Civil Engineering 88 97% 97% Not Reported $80,130 88
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 98 100% 100% Not Reported $65,240 98
Communication and Media Studies 83 94% 94% Not Reported $60,160 83
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 99 100% 100% $38,630 $72,020 99
Computer Engineering 90 100% 100% Not Reported $127,140 90
Computer Science 60 100% 100% Not Reported $106,420 60
Criminal Justice and Corrections 65 100% 100% Not Reported $55,130 65
Educational Administration and Supervision 99 100% 100% Not Reported $88,200 99
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 52 100% 100% Not Reported $94,410 52
Engineering, General 99 93% 93% Not Reported $122,040 99
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 83 94% 94% Not Reported $48,430 83
History 98 96% 96% Not Reported $58,670 98
Library Science and Administration 83 94% 94% $31,430 $48,420 83
Mechanical Engineering 88 94% 94% Not Reported $94,410 88
Public Administration 78 95% 95% Not Reported $63,010 78
Public Health 62 100% 100% $40,210 $58,670 62
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 100 100% 100% Not Reported $164,590 100
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 93 99% 99% $45,660 $73,640 93
Social Work 100 99% 99% $36,730 $72,850 100
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 97 99% 99% $30,950 $58,120 97
Taxation 66 100% 100% Not Reported $84,650 66
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 93 98% 98% $7,690 $57,610 93

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