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.
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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 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 Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Anthropology 44% Not Reported $25,967 44%
Applied Mathematics 10% $17,000 $35,060 10%
Biology, General 82% $19,500 $33,993 82%
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 9% $20,892 $43,798 9%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 58% $17,000 $44,616 58%
Chemistry 36% $15,500 $35,701 36%
Cognitive Science 24% $15,500 $30,228 24%
Computer Engineering 18% $19,027 $59,788 18%
Economics 18% $15,494 $38,289 18%
English Language and Literature, General 8% $20,000 $21,508 8%
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 1% $21,000 $42,682 1%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 92% Not Reported $46,087 92%
History 3% Not Reported $17,846 3%
Mechanical Engineering 9% $23,000 $57,770 9%
Political Science and Government 18% $20,000 $28,960 18%
Psychology, General 19% $17,500 $25,754 19%
Public Health 26% $22,200 $30,771 26%
Sociology 40% $16,000 $31,133 40%

University of California-Merced Reviews

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.