University of California-Santa Cruz Rankings Based on Salary

  • University of California-Santa Cruz ranks better than only 45% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • University of California-Santa Cruz ranks better than 71% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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University of California-Santa Cruz's Top Rankings

Salary and Debt by Major at University of California-Santa Cruz

We calculated a salary score for each of University of California-Santa Cruz'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-Santa Cruz 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 UCSC Bachelor's Degrees

UCSC ranks higher than 45% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Anthropology 58% $19,833 $27,729 58%
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 66% $19,353 $36,848 66%
Biology, General 68% $20,500 $31,495 68%
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 35% $21,078 $53,358 35%
Business/Managerial Economics 68% $17,833 $52,385 68%
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 79% $17,159 $35,445 79%
Chemistry 73% $22,000 $42,682 73%
Cognitive Science 39% $18,333 $35,772 39%
Community Organization and Advocacy 28% $19,000 $30,228 28%
Computer Engineering 51% $22,000 $71,575 51%
Computer Science 46% $17,912 $65,585 46%
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management 72% $19,894 $61,516 72%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 67% $26,906 $25,194 67%
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 53% $21,500 $28,312 53%
Economics 28% $15,500 $42,363 28%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 30% $23,649 $66,236 30%
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 49% $22,168 $29,467 49%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 40% $20,831 $25,295 40%
Fine and Studio Arts 31% $21,600 $23,719 31%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 77% $21,500 $41,789 77%
History 32% $19,500 $27,753 32%
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 20% $19,000 $24,201 20%
Mathematics 13% $20,000 $33,281 13%
Music 14% Not Reported $20,140 14%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 38% $18,819 $31,097 38%
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 88% $24,889 $37,928 88%
Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate) 44% $19,500 $36,282 44%
Philosophy 26% $19,333 $24,808 26%
Plant Sciences 28% Not Reported $33,281 28%
Political Science and Government 41% $19,167 $33,726 41%
Psychology, General 40% $19,500 $28,731 40%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 33% $19,500 $29,685 33%
Sociology 21% $18,968 $28,236 21%

Salary Scores for UCSC Master's Degrees

UCSC ranks higher than 51% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 35% Not Reported $29,685 35%
Economics 11% $20,500 $46,087 11%
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research 68% $30,500 $54,234 68%
Fine and Studio Arts 5% Not Reported $17,162 5%

Salary Scores for UCSC Doctoral Degrees

UCSC ranks higher than 60% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Chemistry 31% Not Reported $63,005 31%
Computer Science 76% Not Reported $144,240 76%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 67% Not Reported $57,318 67%
Psychology, General 65% Not Reported $71,351 65%

University of California-Santa Cruz Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Bianca martinez 10/2/2019

The literature program at UCSC needs work. Some classes were very informative, but the thing that is definitely missing is the diversity of authors in the curriculum. A lot of the authors that are discussed are authors in the canon: dead, white men. There are so many other incredible writers who are more than deserving of a place on a university syllabus, and the department would benefit from reflecting what the student body looks like in the authors that they choose. Unfortunately, since there are so many... Read More

Luis Sedano 6/25/2019

Before making the decision to attend UCSC I had a planned major in Kinesiology. At the time I did not know what I wanted to pursue as a career but I knew it was going to involve physical activity and the functions of the human body. I heard UCSC was a great school, although costly, so I decided to attend. My major changed to Human Biology and the courses were quite difficult, but very informative. I learned about a million specific things about the biology of the human body. In the end I decided to pursue... Read More