Political Science Schools In California

There are 113 accredited political science schools in California for faculty who teach political science classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the political science academic community in California, and the future trends in political science training at the following levels:

  • Political Science Certificate
  • Associates degree in Political Science
  • Bachelors degree in Political Science
  • Masters degree in Political Science
  • PhD degree in Political Science


Schools

  1. College of Alameda

    555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway, Alameda, California 94501

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  2. American River College

    4700 College Oak Dr, Sacramento, California 95841-4286

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  3. Azusa Pacific University

    901 E Alosta, Azusa, California 91702-7000

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. Bakersfield College

    1801 Panorama Dr, Bakersfield, California 93305-1299

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  5. Biola University

    13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada, California 90639-0001

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Cabrillo College

    6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, California 95003

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  7. California Baptist University

    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, California 92504-3297

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  8. California Institute of Technology

    1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, California 91125

    5 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  9. California Lutheran University

    60 W Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks, California 91360-2787

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  10. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

    One Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, California 93407

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  11. California State University-Bakersfield

    9001 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, California 93311-1099

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  12. California State University-Stanislaus

    One University Circle, Turlock, California 95382-0299

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  13. California State University-San Bernardino

    5500 University Pky, San Bernardino, California 92407-2397

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  14. California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

    3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona, California 91768

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  15. California State University-Chico

    First and Normal Sts, Chico, California 95929-0150

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  16. California State University-Dominguez Hills

    1000 E Victoria St, Carson, California 90747-0005

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  17. California State University-Fresno

    5241 N Maple Ave, Fresno, California 93740

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  18. California State University-Fullerton

    800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, California 92831-3599

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  19. California State University-East Bay

    25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, Hayward, California 94542

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  20. California State University-Long Beach

    1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, California 90840-0115

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  21. California State University-Los Angeles

    5151 State University Dr, Los Angeles, California 90032

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  22. California State University-Northridge

    18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, California 91330

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  23. California State University-Sacramento

    6000 J St, Sacramento, California 95819-2694

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  24. University of California-Berkeley

    Berkeley, California 94720

    21 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  25. University of California-Davis

    One Shields Avenue, Davis, California 95616-8678

    38 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  26. University of California-Irvine

    Irvine, California 92697

    45 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  27. University of California-Los Angeles

    405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, California 90095-1405

    25 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  28. University of California-Riverside

    900 University Ave, Riverside, California 92521

    97 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  29. University of California-San Diego

    9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093

    37 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  30. University of California-Santa Barbara

    Santa Barbara, California 93106

    42 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  31. University of California-Santa Cruz

    1156 High St, Santa Cruz, California 95064-1011

    75 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  32. Canada College

    4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City, California 94061-1099

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  33. Cerritos College

    11110 Alondra Blvd, Norwalk, California 90650-6298

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  34. Chaffey College

    5885 Haven Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, California 91737-3002

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  35. Chapman University

    One University Dr., Orange, California 92866

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  36. Concordia University in Irvine

    1530 Concordia West, Irvine, California 92612-3203

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  37. Claremont Graduate University

    150 E Tenth St, Claremont, California 91711-6160

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  38. Claremont McKenna College

    500 E 9th St, Claremont, California 91711-6400

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  39. El Camino College-Compton Center

    1111 East Artesia Blvd., Compton, California 90221-5393

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  40. Contra Costa College

    2600 Mission Bell Dr, San Pablo, California 94806-3195

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  41. Crafton Hills College

    11711 Sand Canyon Road, Yucaipa, California 92399-1799

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  42. Cuesta College

    Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, California 93403-8106

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  43. College of the Desert

    43-500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert, California 92260

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  44. Diablo Valley College

    321 Golf Club Rd, Pleasant Hill, California 94523

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  45. Dominican University of California

    50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael, California 94901-2298

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  46. El Camino Community College District

    16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, California 90506

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  47. Foothill College

    12345 El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills, California 94022

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  48. Fresno Pacific University

    1717 S Chestnut Ave, Fresno, California 93702-4709

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  49. Fullerton College

    321 E Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, California 92832-2095

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  50. Golden Gate University-San Francisco

    536 Mission Street, San Francisco, California 94105-2968

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  51. Golden West College

    15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, California 92647-2710

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  52. Grossmont College

    8800 Grossmont College Dr, El Cajon, California 92020-1799

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  53. Holy Names University

    3500 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, California 94619-1699

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  54. Humboldt State University

    1 Harpst Street, Arcata, California 95521-8299

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  55. Irvine Valley College

    5500 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, California 92618-0301

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  56. American Jewish University

    15600 Mulholland Dr, Los Angeles, California 90077-1519

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  57. University of La Verne

    1950 Third St, La Verne, California 91750-4401

    152 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  58. La Sierra University

    4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside, California 92515-8247

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  59. Los Angeles Pierce College

    6201 Winnetka Ave, Woodland Hills, California 91371-0002

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  60. Los Angeles Southwest College

    1600 W Imperial Hwy., Los Angeles, California 90047-4899

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  61. Los Angeles Valley College

    5800 Fulton Avenue, Valley Glen, California 91401-4096

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  62. The Master's College and Seminary

    21726 Placerita Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, California 91321-1200

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  63. Los Angeles City College

    855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, California 90029

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  64. Los Angeles Mission College

    13356 Eldridge Avenue, Sylmar, California 91342-3245

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  65. Loyola Marymount University

    One Lmu Drive, Los Angeles, California 90045-2659

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  66. College of Marin

    835 College Ave, Kentfield, California 94904-2590

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  67. Mills College

    5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, California 94613

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  68. MiraCosta College

    One Barnard Drive, Oceanside, California 92056-3899

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  69. Monterey Peninsula College

    980 Fremont St, Monterey, California 93940-4799

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  70. Mount St. Mary's College

    12001 Chalon Rd, Los Angeles, California 90049-1599

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  71. National University

    11255 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037-1011

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  72. Notre Dame de Namur University

    1500 Ralston Ave, Belmont, California 94002-1908

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  73. Occidental College

    1600 Campus Rd, Los Angeles, California 90041-3392

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  74. Orange Coast College

    2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, California 92626

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  75. Oxnard College

    4000 S Rose Ave, Oxnard, California 93033-6699

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  76. Pacific Union College

    One Angwin Ave, Angwin, California 94508-9707

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  77. University of the Pacific

    3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, California 95211-0197

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  78. Pepperdine University

    24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, California 90263

    55 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  79. Pitzer College

    1050 North Mills Avenue, Claremont, California 91711-6101

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  80. Point Loma Nazarene University

    3900 Lomaland Dr, San Diego, California 92106-2899

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  81. Pomona College

    550 N College Ave, Claremont, California 91711-6319

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  82. Santa Ana College

    1530 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, California 92706-3398

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  83. University of Redlands

    1200 E. Colton Ave, Redlands, California 92373-0999

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  84. Sacramento City College

    3835 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, California 95822-1386

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  85. Saddleback College

    28000 Marguerite Pky, Mission Viejo, California 92692-3635

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  86. San Diego City College

    1313 Park Boulevard, San Diego, California 92101-4787

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  87. San Diego Mesa College

    7250 Mesa College Dr, San Diego, California 92111-4998

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  88. San Diego State University

    5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, California 92182

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  89. University of San Diego

    5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, California 92110-2492

    97 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  90. San Francisco State University

    1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, California 94132

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  91. University of San Francisco

    2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, California 94117-1080

    119 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  92. William Jessup University

    333 Sunset Blvd., Rocklin, California 95765-3707

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  93. San Jose State University

    1 Washington Sq, San Jose, California 95192-0001

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  94. Santa Barbara City College

    721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, California 93109-2394

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  95. Santa Clara University

    500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, California 95053

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  96. Santa Rosa Junior College

    1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95401-4395

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  97. Scripps College

    1030 North Columbia Avenue, Claremont, California 91711-3905

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  98. College of the Siskiyous

    800 College Ave, Weed, California 96094-2899

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  99. Saint Marys College of California

    1928 Saint Marys Road, Moraga, California 94556

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  100. Solano Community College

    4000 Suisun Valley Rd, Fairfield, California 94534-3197

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  101. Sonoma State University

    1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, California 94928-3609

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  102. Southwestern College in Chula Vista

    900 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, California 91910-7299

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  103. University of Southern California

    University Park, Los Angeles, California 90089

    23 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  104. West Los Angeles College

    9000 Overland Avenue, Culver City, California 90230-3519

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  105. West Valley College

    14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, California 95070-5698

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  106. Westmont College

    955 La Paz Rd, Santa Barbara, California 93108-1089

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  107. Whittier College

    13406 E Philadelphia Street, Whittier, California 90601

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  108. Stanford University

    Stanford, California 94305

    5 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  109. California State University-San Marcos

    333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, California 92096-0001

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  110. Copper Mountain Community College

    6162 Rotary Way, Joshua Tree, California 92252

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  111. Santiago Canyon College

    8045 E Chapman, Orange, California 92869-4512

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  112. California State University-Channel Islands

    One University Dr, Camarillo, California 93012

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  113. University of California-Merced

    5200 North Lake Road, Merced, California 95343-5603

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Cities

  1. Political Science Schools in Los Angeles, CA9 Schools
  2. Political Science Schools in San Diego, CA5 Schools
  3. Political Science Schools in Claremont, CA5 Schools
  4. Political Science Schools in Santa Barbara, CA3 Schools
  5. Political Science Schools in Riverside, CA3 Schools
  6. Political Science Schools in Irvine, CA3 Schools
  7. Political Science Schools in San Francisco, CA3 Schools
  8. Political Science Schools in Sacramento, CA3 Schools
  9. Political Science Schools in Fullerton, CA2 Schools
  10. Political Science Schools in Orange, CA2 Schools
  11. Political Science Schools in Oakland, CA2 Schools
  12. Political Science Schools in Bakersfield, CA2 Schools
  13. Political Science Schools in San Luis Obispo, CA2 Schools
  14. Political Science Schools in Fresno, CA2 Schools
  15. Political Science Schools in Rancho Cucamonga, CA1 Schools
  16. Political Science Schools in Costa Mesa, CA1 Schools
  17. Political Science Schools in Stanford, CA1 Schools
  18. Political Science Schools in San Jose, CA1 Schools
  19. Political Science Schools in La Verne, CA1 Schools
  20. Political Science Schools in Mission Viejo, CA1 Schools
  21. Political Science Schools in Alameda, CA1 Schools
  22. Political Science Schools in Stockton, CA1 Schools
  23. Political Science Schools in Pomona, CA1 Schools
  24. Political Science Schools in Santa Ana, CA1 Schools
  25. Political Science Schools in Angwin, CA1 Schools
  26. Political Science Schools in Merced, CA1 Schools
  27. Political Science Schools in Compton, CA1 Schools
  28. Political Science Schools in Chula Vista, CA1 Schools
  29. Political Science Schools in Pleasant Hill, CA1 Schools
  30. Political Science Schools in Turlock, CA1 Schools
  31. Political Science Schools in Culver City, CA1 Schools
  32. Political Science Schools in El Cajon, CA1 Schools
  33. Political Science Schools in Fairfield, CA1 Schools
  34. Political Science Schools in Santa Rosa, CA1 Schools
  35. Political Science Schools in Malibu, CA1 Schools
  36. Political Science Schools in Oceanside, CA1 Schools
  37. Political Science Schools in Camarillo, CA1 Schools
  38. Political Science Schools in Hayward, CA1 Schools
  39. Political Science Schools in Arcata, CA1 Schools
  40. Political Science Schools in Torrance, CA1 Schools
  41. Political Science Schools in San Marcos, CA1 Schools
  42. Political Science Schools in Oxnard, CA1 Schools
  43. Political Science Schools in Moraga, CA1 Schools
  44. Political Science Schools in Davis, CA1 Schools
  45. Political Science Schools in Whittier, CA1 Schools
  46. Political Science Schools in Rocklin, CA1 Schools
  47. Political Science Schools in La Mirada, CA1 Schools
  48. Political Science Schools in Palm Desert, CA1 Schools
  49. Political Science Schools in Berkeley, CA1 Schools
  50. Political Science Schools in Chico, CA1 Schools
  51. Political Science Schools in Norwalk, CA1 Schools
  52. Political Science Schools in Joshua Tree, CA1 Schools
  53. Political Science Schools in San Pablo, CA1 Schools
  54. Political Science Schools in Weed, CA1 Schools
  55. Political Science Schools in Carson, CA1 Schools
  56. Political Science Schools in Redlands, CA1 Schools
  57. Political Science Schools in San Rafael, CA1 Schools
  58. Political Science Schools in Los Altos Hills, CA1 Schools
  59. Political Science Schools in Long Beach, CA1 Schools
  60. Political Science Schools in Yucaipa, CA1 Schools
  61. Political Science Schools in Monterey, CA1 Schools
  62. Political Science Schools in Rohnert Park, CA1 Schools
  63. Political Science Schools in Pasadena, CA1 Schools
  64. Political Science Schools in San Bernardino, CA1 Schools
  65. Political Science Schools in Belmont, CA1 Schools
  66. Political Science Schools in Aptos, CA1 Schools
  67. Political Science Schools in Thousand Oaks, CA1 Schools
  68. Political Science Schools in Redwood City, CA1 Schools
  69. Political Science Schools in Santa Clara, CA1 Schools
  70. Political Science Schools in Azusa, CA1 Schools
  71. Political Science Schools in Santa Cruz, CA1 Schools
  72. Political Science Schools in Huntington Beach, CA1 Schools
  73. Political Science Schools in Saratoga, CA1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

California Vs. National Political Science Employment

California 1,480
National 20,400

Of all of the political science professionals in the country, nearly 8% are in the state of California.

Employment Growth for Political science professionals In California

0 820 1,030 1,590 1,480
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Political Science is a growing field in California. There were 1,480 more political science professionals working in California in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of political science professionals has grown by 100%. This growth is faster than the national trend for political science professionals which shows a 14% increase in the number of political science professionals working around the nation.

Political Science VS. All Professions salaries in California

$85,630 $83,720 $83,775 $78,315 $89,485
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Political Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In California, as the number of political science professionals is growing, the salaries earned by political science professionals are increasing. In 2006 political science professionals made a mean salary of $85,630 per year, and in 2010 they made $89,485 per year.

Salary percentiles for Political science professionals in California

10th percentile
$46,455
25th percentile
$59,525
50th percentile
$74,920
75th percentile
$108,840
90th percentile
$149,575

This represents a 4% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 222% pay differential between the highest paid political science professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of political science in California.

Average Salaries for Political science professionals and related professions in California

Communications
$56,800
International Business
$102,440
Political Science
$89,485
Public Administration
$108,870

In California, political science professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Political Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in California

associate
43
bachelor
75
master
20
doctor
13
Certificate
42
Total193

The number of students graduating from the 113 accredited political science schools in California is increasing. In California, there were 5,351 graduates in 2006. And there were 5,521 graduates from political science courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 3% percent increase in the number of political science school degree or certificate graduates in California. 39% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in political science.

Political Science Faculty Salaries in California

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