Liberal Arts Schools
In Santa Barbara, California

There are 4 liberal arts schools in Santa Barbara for faculty to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in liberal arts in the city of Santa Barbara, which encompasses liberal arts training at the following levels:

  • Liberal Arts Certificate
  • Associates degree in Liberal Arts
  • Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts
  • Masters degree in Liberal Arts
  • PhD degree in Liberal Arts


Professional Trends

Santa Barbara Vs. California Liberal Arts Employment

Santa Barbara 360
California 8,240

Exactly 360 of the 8,240 liberal arts professionals employed in California, work in Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara Vs. California Liberal Arts employment growth

No data 5,870 7,130 8,320 8,240
No data No data No data No data 360
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Santa Barbara

Liberal Arts VS. All professions salaries in Santa Barbara

No data No data No data $81,900 $86,220
No data No data No data $45,310 $47,230
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Liberal Arts in Santa Barbara
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Santa Barbara

In 2010 liberal arts professionals in Santa Barbara reportedly earned an average salary of $86,220 per year. The growth in the salary of liberal arts professionals in Santa Barbara is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Liberal arts professionals in Santa Barbara

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Liberal arts professionals in Santa Barbara make a median yearly salary of $86,470. The 10% of liberal arts professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $46,580 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $119,530 per year.

Average Salaries for Liberal arts professionals and related professions in Santa Barbara

Liberal Arts

On average liberal arts professional salaries in Santa Barbara are higher than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Liberal Arts schools in Santa Barbara


Many of Santa Barbara's liberal arts professionals are graduates of one of the 4 accredited liberal arts schools in the city.

Liberal Arts Programs Offered In Santa Barbara


Santa Barbara's liberal arts schools offer 14 liberal arts degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Liberal Arts Degrees In Santa Barbara


Approximately 1,354 students graduated from liberal arts courses in 2010.

Liberal Arts Faculty Salaries in Santa Barbara, California

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