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History at Boston College

We've pulled together some essential information you should know about the program, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, and more. In addition, we cover how Boston College ranks in comparison to other schools with history programs.

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History Degrees Available at Boston College

  • Bachelor’s Degree in History
  • Master’s Degree in History
  • Doctorate Degree in History

Boston College History Rankings

In College Factual's most recent rankings for the best schools for history majors, Boston College came in at #16. This puts it in the top 5% of the country in this field of study. It is also ranked #4 in Massachusetts.

Ranking Type Rank
Best History Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 9
Best History Colleges for Veterans 12
Highest Paid History Graduates 13
Best Colleges for History 16
Most Popular Colleges for History 62
Best Value Colleges for History 176
Most Focused Colleges for History 250

Popularity of History at Boston College

During the 2018-2019 academic year, Boston College handed out 76 bachelor's degrees in history. Due to this, the school was ranked #62 out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is a decrease of 8% over the previous year when 83 degrees were handed out.

In 2019, 13 students received their master’s degree in history from Boston College. This makes it the #54 most popular school for history master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 1 students received their doctoral degrees in history in 2019, making the school the #125 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Boston College History Students

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the history majors at Boston College.

Boston College History Bachelor’s Program

For the most recent academic year available, 68% of history bachelor's degrees went to men and 32% went to women.

Boston College Gender Breakdown of History Bachelor's Degree Grads

The majority of bachelor's degree recipients in this major at Boston College are white. In the most recent graduating class for which data is available, 75% of students fell into this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Boston College with a bachelor's in history.

Ethnic Diversity of History Majors at Boston College
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 6
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 57
Non-Resident Aliens 2
Other Races 2

Boston College History Master’s Program

Of the 13 students who graduated with a Master’s in history from Boston College in 2019, 54% were men and 46% were women.

Boston College Gender Breakdown of History Master's Degree Grads

The majority of the students with this major are white. About 69% of 2019 graduates were in this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Boston College with a master's in history.

Ethnic Diversity of History Majors at Boston College
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 9
Non-Resident Aliens 2
Other Races 1

History Majors

History students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas. Individual majors may not be available for all degree levels.

Major Annual Graduates
History 90

Majors Similar to History

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 717
Psychology 334
Education 303
Communication & Journalism 221
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 2

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