University of California-Merced Rankings by Salary Score

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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 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 University of California-Merced Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Anthropology 44 100% 100% Not Reported $25,970 44
Applied Mathematics 10 100% 100% $17,000 $35,060 10
Biology, General 82 93% 93% $19,500 $33,990 82
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 9 95% 95% $20,890 $43,800 9
Business Administration, Management and Operations 58 94% 94% $17,000 $44,620 58
Chemistry 36 94% 94% $15,500 $35,700 36
Cognitive Science 24 93% 93% $15,500 $30,230 24
Computer Engineering 18 99% 99% $19,030 $59,790 18
Economics 18 92% 92% $15,490 $38,290 18
English Language and Literature, General 8 100% 100% $20,000 $21,510 8
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 1 97% 97% $21,000 $42,680 1
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 92 100% 100% Not Reported $46,090 92
History 3 88% 88% Not Reported $17,850 3
Mechanical Engineering 9 96% 96% $23,000 $57,770 9
Political Science and Government 18 98% 98% $20,000 $28,960 18
Psychology, General 19 94% 94% $17,500 $25,750 19
Public Health 26 96% 96% $22,200 $30,770 26
Sociology 40 98% 98% $16,000 $31,130 40

Most Recent Reviews

Saniyyah 8/5/2019

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

Mon M 7/9/2019

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.