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International Studies at Boston College

The International Studies major is part of the multi / interdisciplinary studies program at Boston College.

Here, you'll find out more about the major, including such details as the number of graduates, what degree levels are offered, ethnicity of students, average salaries, and more. We've also included details on how Boston College ranks compared to other colleges offering a major in international studies.

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International Studies Degrees Available at Boston College

  • Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies

Boston College International Studies Rankings

In College Factual's most recent rankings for the best schools for international studies majors, Boston College came in at #3. This puts it in the top 5% of the country in this field of study. It is also ranked #2 in Massachusetts.

Ranking Type Rank
Best International Studies Colleges for Veterans 2
Highest Paid International Studies Graduates 2
Best Colleges for International Studies 3
Best International Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 3
Best Value Colleges for International Studies 32
Most Focused Colleges for International Studies 34

Popularity of International Studies at Boston College

During the 2018-2019 academic year, Boston College handed out 81 bachelor's degrees in international studies. Due to this, the school was ranked #14 out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is a decrease of 1% over the previous year when 82 degrees were handed out.

How Much Do International Studies Graduates from Boston College Make?

Salary of International Studies Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

International Studies majors who earn their bachelor's degree from Boston College go on to jobs where they make a median salary of $42,400 a year. This is higher than $28,600, which is the national median for all international studies bachelor's degree recipients.


How Much Student Debt Do International Studies Graduates from Boston College Have?

Student Debt of International Studies Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

While getting their bachelor's degree at Boston College, international studies students borrow a median amount of $16,250 in student loans. This is not too bad considering that the median debt load of all international studies bachelor's degree recipients across the country is $20,215.


The typical student loan payment of a bachelor's degree student from the international studies program at Boston College is $169 per month.

Boston College International Studies Students

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

Boston College International Studies Bachelor’s Program

Of the 81 students who graduated with a Bachelor’s in international studies from Boston College in 2019, 33% were men and 67% were women.

Boston College Gender Breakdown of International Studies Bachelor'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 bachelor's in international studies.

Ethnic Diversity of International Studies Majors at Boston College
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 10
White 56
Non-Resident Aliens 4
Other Races 8

Majors Similar to International Studies

Related Major Annual Graduates
Natural Sciences 2
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1

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