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Information Technology Schools in California

1,873 IT students earned their degrees in the state in 2019-2020.

In this state, Information Technology is the 62nd most popular major out of a total 260 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
Master’s Degree 275
Post-Master’s Certificate 165
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 165
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 1
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 1
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1

Gender Distribution

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


Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 16.7%
  • Black or African American: 11.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 23.0%
  • White: 31.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 6.5%
  • Other Races: 10.8%

Jobs for Information Technology Grads in California

In this state, there are 384,740 people employed in jobs related to an IT degree, compared to 2,912,080 nationwide.


Wages for Information Technology Jobs in California

In this state, IT grads earn an average of $100,890. Nationwide, they make an average of $92,030.


There are 7 colleges in California that offer IT degrees. Learn about the most popular 7 below:

181 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,866 Total Students

88% of the teachers are full time.

106 Degrees in Major Awarded
34% Graduation Rate
18,070 Total Students

11% of the teachers are full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $48,900 a year. 73% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

53 Degrees in Major Awarded
686 Total Students

1 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 86% of the teachers are full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.00%.

30 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
8,861 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $50,100 a year. Most students complete their degree in 4.21 years. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

20 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
46,287 Total Students

9 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Most students complete their degree in 4.17 years. In their early career, USC grads earn an average salary of $53,800.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
16,367 Total Students

A typical student attending CSUSM will pay a net price of $13,399. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 83% of students receive it. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

1 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
6,263 Total Students

The average student takes 4.34 years to complete their degree at Pacific. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1. This private institution charges an average net price of $28,929.

Information Technology Careers in CA

Some of the careers IT majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 28% $109,200
Web Developers 21% $78,040
Computer and Information Systems Managers 18% $167,150
Database Administrators 18% $101,240
Computer User Support Specialists 16% $61,540
Computer Workers 14% $98,010
Computer Network Architects 12% $123,690
Computer Network Support Specialists 12% $71,550
Managers 11% $129,300
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 9% $93,810

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

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Computer Science 2,892
Computer Information Systems 590
Computer Software Applications 507
Information Science 361
Computer Systems Networking 18
Other Computer Sciences 5

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