University of California-Merced Rankings Based on Salary
- University of California-Merced ranks better than only 31% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
- University of California-Merced ranks better than 81% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
Salary and Debt by Major at University of California-Merced
We calculated a salary score for each of University of California-Merced'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 University of California-Merced 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 Bachelor's Degrees
University of California-Merced ranks higher than 31% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.
|Field of Study||Median Debt||Median Salary|
|Business Administration, Management and Operations||$17,000||$44,616|
|English Language and Literature, General||$20,000||$21,508|
|Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering||$21,000||$42,682|
|Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences||Not Reported||$46,087|
|Political Science and Government||$20,000||$28,960|
University of California-Merced Reviews
Most Recent Reviews
UC Merced is the underdog of the UC System. While many people think of UC Merced as this new school that doesn't have any accolades, they are surely mistaken. At first, I was not very thrilled to be going to UC Merced. Being a student from the Los Angeles area, I was not prepared for the culture shock and adjustment that would take place from attending a university in the middle of nowhere. What I didn't realize was that I was lucky to be attending a brand new school because of the new facilities and buildings,... Read More
UC Merced was amazing. The professors are great and the campus is beautiful. It will all depend on how you choose to spend your time at the university. There is a lot of opportunities for self-discovery and growth. As a new campus, it all feels fresh and exciting. The atmosphere feels exciting and inspiring. Every single person you encounter, from the custodian, to the chancellor makes you feel valued at the institution.