University of California-Santa Cruz Rankings by Salary Score

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University of California-Santa Cruz 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-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 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 UCSC Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Anthropology 58 93% 93% $19,830 $27,730 58
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 66 94% 94% $19,350 $36,850 66
Biology, General 68 94% 94% $20,500 $31,500 68
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 35 95% 95% $21,080 $53,360 35
Business/Managerial Economics 68 96% 96% $17,830 $52,390 68
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences 79 96% 96% $17,160 $35,450 79
Chemistry 73 97% 97% $22,000 $42,680 73
Cognitive Science 39 86% 86% $18,330 $35,770 39
Community Organization and Advocacy 28 97% 97% $19,000 $30,230 28
Computer Engineering 51 97% 97% $22,000 $71,580 51
Computer Science 46 90% 90% $17,910 $65,590 46
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management 72 100% 100% $19,890 $61,520 72
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 67 97% 97% $26,910 $25,190 67
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology 53 94% 94% $21,500 $28,310 53
Economics 28 90% 90% $15,500 $42,360 28
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 30 98% 98% $23,650 $66,240 30
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies 49 94% 94% $22,170 $29,470 49
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 40 94% 94% $20,830 $25,300 40
Fine and Studio Arts 31 91% 91% $21,600 $23,720 31
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 77 97% 97% $21,500 $41,790 77
History 32 93% 93% $19,500 $27,750 32
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services 20 93% 93% $19,000 $24,200 20
Mathematics 13 92% 92% $20,000 $33,280 13
Music 14 100% 100% Not Reported $20,140 14
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 38 97% 97% $18,820 $31,100 38
Neurobiology and Neurosciences 88 96% 96% $24,890 $37,930 88
Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate) 44 92% 92% $19,500 $36,280 44
Philosophy 26 90% 90% $19,330 $24,810 26
Plant Sciences 28 95% 95% Not Reported $33,280 28
Political Science and Government 41 94% 94% $19,170 $33,730 41
Psychology, General 40 94% 94% $19,500 $28,730 40
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 33 97% 97% $19,500 $29,690 33
Sociology 21 94% 94% $18,970 $28,240 21

Salary Scores for UCSC Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 35 94% 94% Not Reported $29,690 35
Economics 11 100% 100% $20,500 $46,090 11
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research 68 100% 100% $30,500 $54,230 68
Fine and Studio Arts 5 100% 100% Not Reported $17,160 5

Salary Scores for UCSC Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Chemistry 31 92% 92% Not Reported $63,010 31
Computer Science 76 100% 100% Not Reported $144,240 76
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 67 93% 93% Not Reported $57,320 67
Psychology, General 65 100% 100% Not Reported $71,350 65

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

Anonymous 8/26/2019

The MA/C Program advertises itself as being focused on social justice. This is simply not true. POC -- you will not get supported here. Avoid this education program if you want a social justice focus. The program director and supervising teachers are totally unqualified to teach in this area. Embarrassing. So sorry I wasted my time here.