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General Education Schools in California

8,469 Education students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, General Education is the 18th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of General Education Majors in California

Education majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 6,221
Bachelor’s Degree 717
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 649
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 649
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 649
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 503
Post-Master’s Certificate 503
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 197
Associate’s Degree 117
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 65
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 65

Gender Distribution

In California, a education major is more popular with women than with men.

General Education Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of education majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 8.9%
  • Black or African American: 8.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 26.7%
  • White: 37.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.7%
  • Other Races: 15.5%
General Education Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for General Education Grads in California

3,380 people in the state and 60,930 in the nation are employed in jobs related to education.

General Education Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for General Education Jobs in California

In this state, education grads earn an average of $84,160. Nationwide, they make an average of $73,680.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 72 colleges in California that offer education degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

862 Degrees in Major Awarded
0% Graduation Rate
11,223 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 5.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The student to faculty ratio is 1 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 26% are considered full time.

625 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
9,297 Total Students

In their early career, Azusa Pacific grads earn an average salary of $42,000. This private institution charges an average net price of $25,451. The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1.

593 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
16,670 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. The average student takes 4.90 years to complete their degree at National University. In their early career, National University grads earn an average salary of $48,900.

#4

Ashford University

San Diego
561 Degrees in Major Awarded
14% Graduation Rate
32,620 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 8% are considered full time. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $18,907.

398 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
36,908 Total Students

81% of the teachers are full time. This public school has an average net price of $14,604. In their early career, UC Irvine grads earn an average salary of $41,100.

316 Degrees in Major Awarded
848 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 9% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

277 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
36,085 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 3.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. This public school has an average net price of $15,270. The full-time teacher rate is 42%.

275 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
40,445 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 49%. This public school has an average net price of $8,234. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,100 after earning their degree at this institution.

255 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
11,045 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.35 years to graduate. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 95% of students receive it. The 4.50% student loan default rate is lower than average.

242 Degrees in Major Awarded
91% Graduation Rate
44,371 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 64% get financial aid. The full-time teacher rate is 70%. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

General Education Careers in CA

Some of the careers education majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Education Professors 11% $75,360

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to education.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 6,554
Educational Administration 2,500
Special Education 1,979
Student Counseling 1,673
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1,283
Teaching English or French 551
Instructional Media Design 494
Other Education 446

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