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Sports Management Schools In California

In California, there are 11 accredited schools where sports management classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in sports management in the state of California, which encompasses sports management training at the following levels:


  1. Chabot College

    25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, California 94545

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  2. Concordia University in Irvine

    1530 Concordia West, Irvine, California 92612-3203

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  3. Cypress College

    9200 Valley View, Cypress, California 90630-5897

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  4. Diablo Valley College

    321 Golf Club Rd, Pleasant Hill, California 94523

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  5. Fresno Pacific University

    1717 S Chestnut Ave, Fresno, California 93702-4709

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  6. Fullerton College

    321 E Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, California 92832-2095

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  7. Holy Names University

    3500 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, California 94619-1699

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  8. University of the Pacific

    3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, California 95211-0197

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. Riverside Community College

    4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, California 92506

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  10. University of San Francisco

    2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, California 94117-1080

    119 U.S. News National University Ranking
  11. Saint Marys College of California

    1928 Saint Marys Road, Moraga, California 94556

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Professional Trends

California Vs. National Sports Management Employment

California 38,170
National 342,960

Of all of the sports management professionals that work in the US, approximately 11% work in California state.

Employment Growth for Sports management professionals In California

39,660 49,470 48,530 47,990 38,170
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In California, sports management is a shrinking field. In 2010 there were 1,490 less sports management professionals working in California than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of sports management professionals has shrunk by 4%. This decline is slower than the change in the number of sports management professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of sports management professionals has grown by 5% from 2006 to 2010.

Sports Management VS. All Professions salaries in California

$101,470 $104,040 $109,710 $116,770 $122,380
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Sports Management
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to sports management professionals are growing in California. Sports management professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $101,470 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $122,380 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Sports management professionals in California

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Thus, sports management professionals' salaries grew by 17% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of California, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of sports management. The pay differential between the highest paid sports management professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 199%

Average Salaries for Sports management professionals and related professions in California

Business Administration
Business Management
Sports Management

In California, sports management professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Sports Management programs available for each degree type for all schools in California


The number of students graduating from the 11 accredited sports management schools in California is increasing. In 2006 there were 188 sports management graduates from sports management courses in California and in 2010 there were 258 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of sports management school degree or certificate graduates in California by 37%. A majority of these graduates, or 38%, graduated with an undergraduate certificate in sports management.

Sports Management Faculty Salaries in California

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