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Sociology Schools in California

13,306 students earned Sociology degrees in California in the 2018-2019 year.

In this state, Sociology is the 10th most popular major out of a total 325 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Sociology Majors in California

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 8,009
Associate’s Degree 5,013
Master’s Degree 194
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 82
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 82
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 82
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 8

Gender Distribution

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

Sociology Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 9.4%
  • Black or African American: 7.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 55.4%
  • White: 17.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.1%
  • Other Races: 7.2%
Sociology Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Sociology Grads in California

In this state, there are 68,340 people employed in jobs related to a sociology degree, compared to 479,420 nationwide.

Sociology Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Sociology Jobs in California

A typical salary for a sociology grad in the state is $103,600, compared to a typical salary of $90,290 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 169 colleges in California that offer sociology degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

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

The 1.30% student loan default rate is lower than average. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $14,171. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 64% of students receive it.

643 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
26,314 Total Students

63% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $16,236. The full-time teacher rate is 85%.

549 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
39,910 Total Students

87% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 45% are considered full time. Graduates earn an average $33,700 after graduation.

443 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
26,671 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 25 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 94% get financial aid. The 4.30% student loan default rate is lower than average.

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

In their early career, Cal State Fullerton grads earn an average salary of $35,100. It takes the average student 4.93 years to graduate. The student to faculty ratio is 25 to 1.

338 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
43,185 Total Students

67% of the teachers are full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.19 years. This public school has an average net price of $14,846.

310 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
38,674 Total Students

82% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. It takes the average student 5.03 years to graduate. 23 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

292 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
25,547 Total Students

87% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $33,700 a year. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,743.

287 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
38,634 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $40,400 a year. The 1.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 67% of students receive it.

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

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $41,100 a year. The average student takes 4.20 years to complete their degree at UC Irvine. The student loan default rate is 1.70% which is lower than average.

Sociology Careers in CA

Some of the careers sociology majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Managers 11% $129,300
Sociology Professors 9% $90,330
Sociologists 0% $97,200

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

Major Annual Graduates in CA
General Social Sciences 9,778
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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