University of California-Riverside Rankings Based on Salary

  • University of California-Riverside ranks better than only 23% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • University of California-Riverside ranks better than 76% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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University of California-Riverside's Top Rankings

Salary and Debt by Major at University of California-Riverside

We calculated a salary score for each of University of California-Riverside'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-Riverside 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 UCR Bachelor's Degrees

UCR ranks higher than 23% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Anthropology 44% $20,777 $25,918 44%
Area Studies 30% $21,944 $29,685 30%
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 6% $18,000 $22,420 6%
Biology, General 15% $19,744 $23,520 15%
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 23% $20,500 $49,840 23%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 33% $17,465 $39,009 33%
Business/Managerial Economics 29% $17,000 $42,402 29%
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 12% $21,500 $25,194 12%
Chemical Engineering 9% $19,500 $56,157 9%
Chemistry 24% $19,051 $33,138 24%
Computer Engineering 65% $25,000 $76,460 65%
Computer Science 19% $20,875 $50,856 19%
Dance 11% Not Reported $15,922 11%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 93% Not Reported $29,685 93%
Economics 17% $19,000 $37,928 17%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 21% $23,080 $63,749 21%
English Language and Literature, General 23% $15,021 $25,194 23%
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 31% Not Reported $52,733 31%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 29% $19,000 $26,850 29%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 39% $21,000 $25,194 39%
Fine and Studio Arts 49% $18,500 $26,063 49%
History 19% $20,500 $24,904 19%
International Relations and National Security Studies 20% $20,222 $29,685 20%
International/Global Studies 14% $17,832 $21,781 14%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 7% $18,000 $21,964 7%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 27% $19,250 $25,658 27%
Mathematics 4% $20,514 $25,658 4%
Mechanical Engineering 7% $21,390 $56,596 7%
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 74% $19,000 $38,721 74%
Music 5% Not Reported $16,345 5%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 86% $17,500 $40,551 86%
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 6% $22,500 $18,771 6%
Philosophy 45% $19,667 $29,141 45%
Physics 96% Not Reported $63,005 96%
Political Science and Government 20% $20,000 $29,503 20%
Psychology, General 15% $17,500 $24,943 15%
Psychology, Other 21% Not Reported $28,598 21%
Public Policy Analysis 14% $18,500 $31,880 14%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 16% $22,333 $22,055 16%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 4% $15,305 $20,140 4%
Social Sciences, Other 32% $19,000 $30,616 32%
Sociology 25% $18,000 $28,895 25%
Statistics 21% $19,000 $43,798 21%

Salary Scores for UCR Master's Degrees

UCR ranks higher than 69% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 40% Not Reported $69,338 40%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 24% $52,347 $55,338 24%
Education, General 79% $25,881 $57,318 79%
Public Policy Analysis 6% $31,331 $42,682 6%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 58% $44,999 $39,009 58%

Salary Scores for UCR Doctoral Degrees

UCR ranks higher than 47% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Chemistry 18% Not Reported $54,713 18%
Education, General 61% Not Reported $79,450 61%
Medicine 53% $134,137 $57,995 53%

University of California-Riverside Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Ace 8/27/2020

I would not recommend UCR to anyone especially students who are considered poor. UCR University does not put emphasis on quality education but gears all its resources towards alleviating all funds from students pockets. UCR appears to follow the Trump guidelines for greed. The University will nickel and dime you for every cent they can. While in a current pandemic the housing unit of UCR kept my deposit because I changed my mind about staying on campus isn't safe. I'm poor and had to struggle for that 200... Read More

Overpriced 11/30/2019

This school is known as the university of rejects. It definitely lives up to that name. This whole university has a vibe of incompetent and "i dont want to do this" Parking = won't find any. On-campus housing = cockroaches, break-ins, OVER-priced, unsafe. Cafeteria = fewer options than a state university. tuition = give me your money. I mean this school have teachers, and you go to class, and get a degree, like all the other school... School websites are poorly developed. Really pathetic that this school has... Read More