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History at Brown University

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, and more. We've also included details on how Brown ranks compared to other colleges offering a major in history.

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History Degrees Available at Brown

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

Brown History Rankings

In College Factual's most recent rankings for the best schools for history majors, Brown came in at #8. This puts it in the top 5% of the country in this field of study. It is also ranked #1 in Rhode Island.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for History 8
Most Focused Colleges for History 113
Best Value Colleges for History 261

Popularity of History at Brown

During the 2017-2018 academic year, Brown University handed out 78 bachelor's degrees in history. Due to this, the school was ranked #81 out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is an increase of 11% over the previous year when 70 degrees were handed out.

In 2018, 16 students received their master’s degree in history from Brown. This makes it the #36 most popular school for history master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 7 students received their doctoral degrees in history in 2018, making the school the #36 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

History Student Diversity at Brown

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

Brown History Bachelor’s Program

Of the 78 students who earned a bachelor's degree in History from Brown in 2017-2018, 44% were men and 56% were women.

Brown Gender Breakdown of History Bachelor's Degree Grads

The majority of bachelor's degree recipients in this major at Brown are white. In the most recent graduating class for which data is available, 63% of students fell into this category.

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

Ethnic Diversity of History Majors at Brown University
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 49
Non-Resident Aliens 6
Other Races 11

Brown History Master’s Program

For the most recent academic year available, 38% of history master's degrees went to men and 62% went to women.

Brown Gender Breakdown of History Master's Degree Grads

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

Ethnic Diversity of History Majors at Brown University
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 8
Non-Resident Aliens 2
Other Races 2

Areas of Concentration for History

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

Concentration Annual Graduates
History 101

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 460
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 135
Education 74
Psychology 69
Communication & Journalism 37

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