Philosophy at University of California - Santa Barbara
UCSB is located in Santa Barbara, California and has a total student population of 25,057. Of the 6,327 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of California - Santa Barbara in 2019, 93 of them were philosophy majors.
Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Philosophy section at the bottom of this page.
UCSB Philosophy Degrees Available
- Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy
- Master’s Degree in Philosophy
- Doctorate Degree in Philosophy
UCSB Philosophy Rankings
The following rankings from College Factual show how the philosophy progam at UCSB compares to programs at other colleges and universities.
Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.
Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings
Of the schools analyzed in this analysis, the philosophy program at UCSB was ranked #7 for overall quality. It is also ranked as the #3 school in California.
|Best Colleges for Philosophy||7|
|Best Value Colleges for Philosophy||8|
|Best Philosophy Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||9|
|Best Philosophy Colleges for Veterans||12|
|Highest Paid Philosophy Graduates||15|
Earnings of UCSB Philosophy Graduates
The median salary of philosophy students who receive their bachelor's degree at UCSB is $30,200. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 10% higher than the national average of $27,550 for all philosophy bachelor's degree recipients.
Philosophy Student Demographics at UCSB
Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the philosophy majors at University of California - Santa Barbara.
UCSB Philosophy Bachelor’s Program
Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 23% more racial-ethnic minorities in its philosophy bachelor's program than the national average.*
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of California - Santa Barbara with a bachelor's in philosophy.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||1|
|Hispanic or Latino||29|
UCSB Philosophy Master’s Program
Of the students who received a philosophy master's degree from UCSB, 100% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of California - Santa Barbara with a master's in philosophy.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||0|
|Hispanic or Latino||0|
UCSB also has a doctoral program available in philosophy. In 2019, 3 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.
Careers That Philosophy Grads May Go Into
A degree in philosophy can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for CA, the home state for University of California - Santa Barbara.
|Occupation||Jobs in CA||Average Salary in CA|
|Natural Sciences Managers||7,870||$168,790|
|Mathematical Science Professors||5,160||$127,480|
|Philosophy and Religion Professors||2,220||$114,370|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Nandaro under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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