University of California-Riverside Rankings by Salary Score

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University of California-Riverside's Top Rankings

University of California-Riverside is ranked on 3 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


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 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 UCR Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Anthropology 44 91% 91% $20,780 $25,920 44
Area Studies 30 88% 88% $21,940 $29,690 30
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 6 88% 88% $18,000 $22,420 6
Biology, General 15 88% 88% $19,740 $23,520 15
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 23 93% 93% $20,500 $49,840 23
Business Administration, Management and Operations 33 95% 95% $17,470 $39,010 33
Business/Managerial Economics 29 91% 91% $17,000 $42,400 29
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 12 100% 100% $21,500 $25,190 12
Chemical Engineering 9 94% 94% $19,500 $56,160 9
Chemistry 24 95% 95% $19,050 $33,140 24
Computer Engineering 65 91% 91% $25,000 $76,460 65
Computer Science 19 83% 83% $20,880 $50,860 19
Dance 11 100% 100% Not Reported $15,920 11
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 93 94% 94% Not Reported $29,690 93
Economics 17 94% 94% $19,000 $37,930 17
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 21 92% 92% $23,080 $63,750 21
English Language and Literature, General 23 90% 90% $15,020 $25,190 23
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 31 100% 100% Not Reported $52,730 31
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 29 94% 94% $19,000 $26,850 29
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 39 92% 92% $21,000 $25,190 39
Fine and Studio Arts 49 87% 87% $18,500 $26,060 49
History 19 92% 92% $20,500 $24,900 19
International Relations and National Security Studies 20 92% 92% $20,220 $29,690 20
International/Global Studies 14 86% 86% $17,830 $21,780 14
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 7 92% 92% $18,000 $21,960 7
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 27 88% 88% $19,250 $25,660 27
Mathematics 4 92% 92% $20,510 $25,660 4
Mechanical Engineering 7 97% 97% $21,390 $56,600 7
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology 74 91% 91% $19,000 $38,720 74
Music 5 100% 100% Not Reported $16,350 5
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 86 100% 100% $17,500 $40,550 86
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 6 83% 83% $22,500 $18,770 6
Philosophy 45 92% 92% $19,670 $29,140 45
Physics 96 100% 100% Not Reported $63,010 96
Political Science and Government 20 93% 93% $20,000 $29,500 20
Psychology, General 15 93% 93% $17,500 $24,940 15
Psychology, Other 21 100% 100% Not Reported $28,600 21
Public Policy Analysis 14 96% 96% $18,500 $31,880 14
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 16 88% 88% $22,330 $22,060 16
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 4 88% 88% $15,310 $20,140 4
Social Sciences, Other 32 98% 98% $19,000 $30,620 32
Sociology 25 97% 97% $18,000 $28,900 25
Statistics 21 79% 79% $19,000 $43,800 21

Salary Scores for UCR Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 40 100% 100% Not Reported $69,340 40
Business Administration, Management and Operations 24 95% 95% $52,350 $55,340 24
Education, General 79 100% 100% $25,880 $57,320 79
Public Policy Analysis 6 88% 88% $31,330 $42,680 6
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 58 79% 79% $45,000 $39,010 58

Salary Scores for UCR Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Chemistry 18 100% 100% Not Reported $54,710 18
Education, General 61 100% 100% Not Reported $79,450 61
Medicine 53 100% 100% $134,140 $58,000 53

Most Recent Reviews

xx 2/22/2021

The MS CS program is not worth it if you are an international student like me. 1. There's hardly any effort by the career center and the department to help you get jobs. 2. The course is research-oriented and will not teach any skills that are used in the industry. 3. The course is inflexible. You are required to take 3 courses per quarter and you need to complete your course in 4 quarters. Not only this hurts your studies it affects your ability to do an internship. 4. International student department has... Read More

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