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General Physical Sciences Schools in California

467 Physical Science students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, General Physical Sciences is the 157th most popular major in the state out of a total 325 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of General Physical Sciences Majors in California

Physical Science majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 446
Bachelor’s Degree 21

Gender Distribution

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

General Physical Sciences Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of physical science majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 18.4%
  • Black or African American: 4.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 39.4%
  • White: 29.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.7%
  • Other Races: 6.6%
General Physical Sciences Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for General Physical Sciences Grads in California

There are 120,830 people in the state and 1,111,830 people in the nation working in physical science jobs.

General Physical Sciences Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for General Physical Sciences Jobs in California

Physical Science grads earn an average of $80,510 in the state and $64,340 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 39 colleges in California that offer physical science degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

151 Degrees in Major Awarded
31,366 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 39% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 27 to 1. 73% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#2

El Camino College

Torrance
91 Degrees in Major Awarded
24,820 Total Students

28 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 36% are considered full time. The student loan default rate of 4.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

63 Degrees in Major Awarded
23,845 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $3,802. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $22,300 after earning their degree at this institution. 28 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

49 Degrees in Major Awarded
14,239 Total Students

In their early career, Antelope Valley College grads earn an average salary of $19,600. A typical student attending Antelope Valley College will pay a net price of $5,961. 20% of the teachers are full time.

22 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,052 Total Students

26% of the teachers are full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.30%. 42% of students get financical aid.

#6

Chaffey College

Rancho Cucamonga
19 Degrees in Major Awarded
22,969 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 24% are considered full time. 72% of students get financical aid. In their early career, Chaffey College grads earn an average salary of $24,400.

#7

Compton College

Compton
15 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,046 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $22,100 a year. 37% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 24 to 1.

#8

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo
14 Degrees in Major Awarded
19,421 Total Students

A typical student attending Saddleback College will pay a net price of $5,909. 36% of students get financical aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 27% are considered full time.

13 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
25,137 Total Students

54% of the teachers are full time. The student loan default rate is 5.00% which is lower than average. Of all the students who attend this school, 90% get financial aid.

#10

Citrus College

Glendora
5 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,136 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 30 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 69% get financial aid. Graduates earn an average $23,800 after graduation.

General Physical Sciences Careers in CA

Some of the careers physical science majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Natural Sciences Managers 11% $150,350
High School Teachers 7% $82,670

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

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Chemistry 3,371
Physics 3,164
Geological & Earth Sciences 1,179
Astronomy & Astrophysics 182
Materials Sciences 176
Atmospheric Sciences 66
Other Physical Science 20

View all majors related to General Physical Sciences

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