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Salaries by Major at University of California Santa Cruz

How much money do University of California Santa Cruz graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $35,200 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $50,400 on average.

In terms of specific areas of study, the following is a ranking of degree programs by the median first-year starting salaries for UCSC graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Engineering with a median starting salary of $70,000 followed by Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering paying $67,800 and Computer Science graduates who have a median starting income of $62,100 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $53,200 followed by Economics (Master's Degree) at $45,100 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for University of California Santa Cruz graduates who received federal financial aid in the form of grants or loans. Not all graduates or fields of study are represented as data for some degree programs are omitted for privacy purposes.

Median first-year earnings for University of California Santa Cruz graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $70,000
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $67,800
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $62,100
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research (Master's Degree) $53,200
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $52,000
Business/Managerial Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $49,700
Economics (Master's Degree) $45,100
Biomedical/Medical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $44,100
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $37,700
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $37,000
Neurobiology and Neurosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $36,700
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $35,700
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $33,700
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $33,100
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $32,700
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $30,900
Cognitive Science (Bachelorís Degree) $30,700
Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate) (Bachelorís Degree) $29,800
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $27,800
Philosophy (Bachelorís Degree) $27,700
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,600
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,400
Community Organization and Advocacy (Bachelorís Degree) $25,900
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,900
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,800
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $24,600
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $23,600
History (Bachelorís Degree) $23,200
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $20,800
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $20,000
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $19,300
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $19,000

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110714 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for University of California Santa Cruz.