Quick Degree Finder
CollegeAtHome.com is an advertising-supported site. Clicking in this box will show you programs related to your search from schools that compensate us. This compensation does not influence our school rankings, resource guides, or other information published on this site.
Project Management in California

The Top 3 Online Schools: Get Free Info

  • Walden University Btn_top_more_info
  • Capella University Btn_top_more_info
  • American Intercontinental University Btn_top_more_info
Ad Cliff Notes Ad Open Course

There are schools offering project management certificates in California!

You may want to consider online colleges as well!
Great programs and courses just at the click of your finger!

Schools Offering Project Management Programs in California

Around 0.0% of California's graduates graduate from project management degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 26 project managers graduate from California's 4 project management schools.

Top Schools

University of San Francisco, which was ranked 32nd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in California that has a project management program. It is located in San Francisco. 26 students graduated with a degree in project management from University of San Francisco in 2010. Students at University of San Francisco paid $36,380 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in California that has a project management program is University of Phoenix-Southern California Campus. University of Phoenix-Southern California Campus, which was ranked 91st in the country in 2010, is located in Costa Mesa. University of Phoenix-Southern California Campus charged in-state students $12,660 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in California with a project management program is University of Phoenix-Bay Area Campus, which is located in San Jose. In 2010, it was ranked 91st nationwide. Students at University of Phoenix-Bay Area Campus paid $12,660 per year in tuition fees.


If you are hoping to attend one of California's project management schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $18,395 per year, though tuition can range from $36,380 per year to $11,880 per year. In 2010, the project management schools that charged the highest tuition rates in California were:

  1. University of San Francisco - located in San Francisco, students are charged $36,380 per year
  2. University of Phoenix-Bay Area Campus - located in San Jose, students are charged $12,660 per year
  3. University of Phoenix-Southern California Campus - located in Costa Mesa, students are charged $12,660 per year

The lowest tuition rates at California project management schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of Phoenix-San Diego Campus - located in San Diego, students are charged $11,880 per year
  2. University of Phoenix-Bay Area Campus - located in San Jose, students are charged $12,660 per year
  3. University of Phoenix-Southern California Campus - located in Costa Mesa, students are charged $12,660 per year

A project management degree from a California school... what next?

A large number of California project management graduates become project managers. In 2010, there were 38,170 project managers working in California. The largest populations of California project managers are working in the following counties:

  1. Los Angeles County - 12,550 project managers
  2. Marin County - 4,200 project managers
  3. San Benito County - 3,680 project managers

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of project managers in the state of California will grow to 120,800. This would require a 3% growth in the profession.


A project manager in California earns $122,380 per year on average. But, salaries for project managers can vary. In 2010, project managers made as little as less than $36,510 per year or as much as more than $164,820 per year in California. The counties in California with the highest average salary for a project manager are:

  1. San Benito County - $141,710 per year
  2. Marin County - $133,750 per year
  3. Los Angeles County - $132,070 per year

The following counties in California have the lowest average salaries for project managers:

  1. Stanislaus County - $83,630 per year
  2. San Joaquin County - $87,480 per year
  3. Fresno County - $92,410 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional California statistics regarding a career in project management. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as business administration or small business.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Master's Degree in Project Management in California

Want to study at your own time and pace?

Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

View Online Schools

Curious what studying Project Management gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in California

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Management Analysts 68,450 $92,060 22.5%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 41,810 $75,000 -30.6%
Managers, All Other 38,170 $122,380 -6.9%
Civil Engineers 36,120 $94,970 -6.3%
Architectural and Engineering Managers 28,860 $144,940 -16.0%
Cost Estimators 20,990 $71,060 -7.4%
Construction Managers 19,270 $110,410 9.4%
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 10,170 $91,010 -18.9%
Social Science Research Assistants 2,060 $42,210 68.9%

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are project management related jobs in California