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General Social Sciences Schools in California

9,778 students earned Social Sciences degrees in California in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, General Social Sciences is the 15th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of General Social Sciences Majors in California

Social Sciences majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 9,157
Bachelor’s Degree 591
Master’s Degree 24
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 6

Gender Distribution

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

General Social Sciences Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of social sciences majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 10.9%
  • Black or African American: 5.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 45.2%
  • White: 28.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.7%
  • Other Races: 8.1%
General Social Sciences Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for General Social Sciences Grads in California

There are 196,850 people in the state and 1,656,480 people in the nation working in social sciences jobs.

General Social Sciences Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for General Social Sciences Jobs in California

A typical salary for a social sciences grad in the state is $80,510, compared to a typical salary of $85,750 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 98 colleges in California that offer social sciences degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

East Los Angeles College

Monterey Park
754 Degrees in Major Awarded
36,885 Total Students

33% of the teachers are full time. 71% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $23,800 a year.

#2

College of the Canyons

Santa Clarita
683 Degrees in Major Awarded
19,089 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $26,900 after graduation. Of all the students who attend this school, 60% get financial aid. 30% of the teachers are full time.

#3

Ohlone College

Fremont
629 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,900 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $30,300 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $8,977.

#4

Sierra College

Rocklin
606 Degrees in Major Awarded
18,226 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $25,200 a year. Of all the students who attend this school, 54% get financial aid. A typical student attending Sierra College will pay a net price of $4,154.

547 Degrees in Major Awarded
31,265 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 27 to 1. In their early career, American River grads earn an average salary of $23,200. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $4,796.

#6

Palomar College

San Marcos
519 Degrees in Major Awarded
23,874 Total Students

In their early career, Palomar College grads earn an average salary of $24,100. 66% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 26% of the teachers are full time.

#7

Butte College

Oroville
454 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,100 Total Students

23 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. A typical student attending Butte College will pay a net price of $3,888. Of all the students who attend this school, 72% get financial aid.

451 Degrees in Major Awarded
19,101 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $27,100 after earning their degree at this institution. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.50%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

#9

Citrus College

Glendora
441 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,130 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 35%. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $23,800 after earning their degree at this institution. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 69% of students receive it.

349 Degrees in Major Awarded
29,799 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 24 to 1. 71% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. In their early career, Mt. SAC grads earn an average salary of $25,900.

General Social Sciences Careers in CA

Some of the careers social sciences majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Statisticians 35% $92,360
Social Scientists 11% $77,750
Managers 11% $129,300
High School Teachers 7% $82,670
Survey Researchers 6% $63,810
Social Science Research Assistants 3% $46,800
Sociologists 0% $97,200

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

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Sociology 13,306
Economics 8,743
Political Science & Government 7,622
Anthropology 2,805
International Relations & Security 1,657
Criminology 1,327
Geography & Cartography 1,212
Other Social Sciences 454

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