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Anthropology Schools in California

In 2018-2019, 2,805 students earned their Anthropology degrees in CA.

In terms of popularity, Anthropology is the 53rd most popular major in the state out of a total 325 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Anthropology Majors in California

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,730
Associate’s Degree 841
Master’s Degree 147
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 80
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 80
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 80
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 6
Post-Master’s Certificate 1
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 1

Gender Distribution

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

Anthropology Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 9.8%
  • Black or African American: 3.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 37.8%
  • White: 35.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.7%
  • Other Races: 10.9%
Anthropology Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Anthropology Grads in California

There are 68,270 people in the state and 474,750 people in the nation working in anthropology jobs.

Anthropology Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Anthropology Jobs in California

A typical salary for a anthropology grad in the state is $115,610, compared to a typical salary of $94,080 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 139 colleges in California that offer anthropology degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

254 Degrees in Major Awarded
91% Graduation Rate
44,537 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. The average student takes 4.21 years to complete their degree at UCLA. This public school has an average net price of $14,171.

136 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
25,976 Total Students

In their early career, UCSB grads earn an average salary of $39,000. The student loan default rate is 2.30% which is lower than average. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 63% of students receive it.

133 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
23,922 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 87% are considered full time. The average student takes 4.40 years to complete their degree at UCR. 22 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

126 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
42,501 Total Students

A typical student attending UC Berkeley will pay a net price of $14,846. 60% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The full-time teacher rate is 67%.

123 Degrees in Major Awarded
78% Graduation Rate
19,700 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $33,800 after earning their degree at this institution. 72% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.70%.

103 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
38,167 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 1.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 87% are considered full time.

87 Degrees in Major Awarded
88% Graduation Rate
36,032 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $14,604. Most students complete their degree in 4.20 years. In their early career, UC Irvine grads earn an average salary of $41,100.

74 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
37,466 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 2.30% which is lower than average. The average student takes 5.03 years to complete their degree at CSULB. In their early career, CSULB grads earn an average salary of $36,500.

69 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
29,778 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 50% are considered full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.85 years. The student to faculty ratio is 23 to 1.

65 Degrees in Major Awarded
87% Graduation Rate
37,887 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $43,400 after graduation. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 85% are considered full time.

Anthropology Careers in CA

Some of the careers anthropology majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Anthropologists and Archeologists 13% $62,550
Managers 11% $129,300

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

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Sociology 13,306
General Social Sciences 9,778
Economics 8,743
Political Science & Government 7,622
International Relations & Security 1,657
Criminology 1,327
Geography & Cartography 1,212
Other Social Sciences 454

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