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Information Technology Schools in California

1,759 students earned IT degrees in California in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Information Technology is the 2nd most popular major in the state out of a total 29 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Information Technology Majors in California

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 580
Associate’s Degree 412
Master’s Degree 395
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 243
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 116
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 116
Post-Master’s Certificate 13
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 13

Gender Distribution

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

Information Technology Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 13.6%
  • Black or African American: 5.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 27.9%
  • White: 22.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 16.6%
  • Other Races: 14.6%
Information Technology Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Information Technology Grads in California

In this state, there are 400,830 people employed in jobs related to an IT degree, compared to 2,578,690 nationwide.

Information Technology Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Information Technology Jobs in California

IT grads earn an average of $127,950 in the state and $111,130 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 105 colleges in California that offer IT degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

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

94% of students get financical aid. This public school has an average net price of $4,175. The student loan default rate of 4.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

162 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
7,298 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $49,300 a year. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. 93% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

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

This public school has an average net price of $8,234. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 49% are considered full time. The student loan default rate of 2.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

96 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
17,110 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 25 to 1. Most students complete their degree in 4.75 years. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 56% are considered full time.

95 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
20,638 Total Students

A typical student attending CSUSB will pay a net price of $8,209. The student loan default rate is 5.70% which is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 48% are considered full time.

#6

Chaffey College

Rancho Cucamonga
72 Degrees in Major Awarded
22,731 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $24,400 after earning their degree at this institution. 72% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 24% are considered full time.

65 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,607 Total Students

The 5.80% student loan default rate is lower than average. Graduates earn an average $20,400 after graduation. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 36% are considered full time.

#8

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara
57 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
8,669 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 0.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $61,100 a year. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1.

57 Degrees in Major Awarded
17% Graduation Rate
4,740 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $16,295. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 2% are considered full time. Graduates earn an average $28,400 after graduation.

#10

Butte College

Oroville
55 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,100 Total Students

72% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $23,800 after earning their degree at this institution. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $3,888.

Information Technology Careers in CA

Some of the careers IT majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Software Applications Developers 40% $123,630
Information Security Analysts 28% $109,200
Computer and Information Research Scientists 22% $128,370
Computer and Information Systems Managers 18% $167,150
Systems Software Developers 13% $127,670
Computer Network Architects 12% $123,690
Computer Systems Analysts 12% $99,590

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

Major Annual Graduates in CA
General Computer Science 615
Other Computer Sciences 270
Informatics 213
Artificial Intelligence 9

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