2021 Highest Paid Education Graduates in California
Finding the Best Education School for You
In 2018-2019, 5,598 bachelor's degrees were awarded to education students who went to a California college or university. This makes it the #13 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.0% of all the education bachelor's degrees in the country. Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Highest Paid Education Graduates ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.
For this year's Highest Paid Education Graduates in California ranking, we looked at 22 colleges that offer a bachelor's in education.
In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.
Salaries of Education Majors After Graduation
The average education major who graduates from a school in California earns about $28,040 per year during the early years of their career. That's not so great, since it is 30% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.
On a nationwide level, education majors with a bachelor's degree earn an average salary of $34,031. That's 18% more than salaries for students who graduate from schools in California.
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2021 Highest Paid Education Grads in California
Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Education Graduates in California
The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to San Francisco State University. Located in the city of San Francisco, SFSU is a public college with a very large student population.Request Information
California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a very large public school located in the suburb of San Luis Obispo.Request Information
Our rankings recognize California State University - Northridge as the #3 school in this year's rankings. California State University - Northridge is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Northridge.Request Information
Our rankings recognize San Jose State University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. San Jose State is a fairly large public school located in the large city of San Jose.Request Information
Pepperdine University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Pepperdine is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Malibu.Request Information
The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Azusa Pacific University. Azusa Pacific is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Azusa.Request Information
The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of the Pacific. Located in the city of Stockton, Pacific is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.Request Information
San Diego State University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid education school. Located in the large city of San Diego, SDSU is a public college with a fairly large student population.Request Information
Our rankings recognize California State University - Sacramento as the #9 school in this year's rankings. California State University - Sacramento is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Sacramento.Request Information
Chapman University comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Orange, Chapman is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.Request Information
Best Education Colleges in the Far Western US Region
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Rankings in Majors Related to Education
Education Majors to Study
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||4,110|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||359|
Most Popular Related Majors
|Related Major||Annual Graduates|
|Communication & Journalism||10,634|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||3,243|
Notes and References
- The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
- Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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More about our data sources and methodologies.