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Liberal Arts General Studies Schools in California

In 2018-2019, 110,697 students earned their Liberal Arts degrees in CA.

As a degree choice, Liberal Arts General Studies is the 1st most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Liberal Arts General Studies Majors in California

Liberal Arts majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 49,256
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 48,908
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 48,908
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 6,341
Bachelor’s Degree 6,043
Master’s Degree 117
Post-Master’s Certificate 17
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 17
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 15
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 15
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 15

Gender Distribution

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

Liberal Arts General Studies Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of liberal arts majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 11.0%
  • Black or African American: 4.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 47.3%
  • White: 27.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.1%
  • Other Races: 6.9%
Liberal Arts General Studies Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Liberal Arts General Studies Grads in California

Liberal Arts General Studies Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Liberal Arts General Studies Jobs in California

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 198 colleges in California that offer liberal arts degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Golden West College

Huntington Beach
6,894 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,621 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $4,475. The student loan default rate of 9.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The student to faculty ratio is 27 to 1.

#2

Santa Monica College

Santa Monica
6,594 Degrees in Major Awarded
28,800 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $23,500 after graduation. Of all the students who attend this school, 54% get financial aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 25% are considered full time.

3,745 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,373 Total Students

The 8.00% student loan default rate is lower than average. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 53% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 27% are considered full time.

#4

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo
3,477 Degrees in Major Awarded
19,421 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $5,909. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 26 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $28,300 after earning their degree at this institution.

#5

Los Angeles Pierce College

Woodland Hills
2,956 Degrees in Major Awarded
17,664 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 75% get financial aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $25,300 a year. The student to faculty ratio is 25 to 1.

#6

Santa Ana College

Santa Ana
2,695 Degrees in Major Awarded
28,425 Total Students

The 7.50% student loan default rate is lower than average. 26% of the teachers are full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 85% get financial aid.

#7

Bakersfield College

Bakersfield
2,663 Degrees in Major Awarded
24,589 Total Students

84% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 31 to 1. 54% of the teachers are full time.

2,500 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,052 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 8.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 29 to 1. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $2,421.

#9

Moorpark College

Moorpark
2,431 Degrees in Major Awarded
14,357 Total Students

34% of the teachers are full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 44% get financial aid. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $1,272.

2,423 Degrees in Major Awarded
21,292 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 26 to 1. In their early career, Riverside City College grads earn an average salary of $24,300. Of all the students who attend this school, 83% get financial aid.

Liberal Arts General Studies Careers in CA

Some of the careers liberal arts majors go into include:

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