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Political Science & Government at CUNY Hunter College

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Political Science & Government at CUNY Hunter College

The Political Science & Government major is part of the social sciences program at CUNY Hunter 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, average starting salaries, and more. We've also included details on how Hunter ranks compared to other colleges offering a major in political science.

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Political Science & Government Degrees Available at Hunter

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science

Hunter Political Science Rankings

The bachelor's program at Hunter was ranked #321 on College Factual's Best Schools for political science list. It is also ranked #36 in New York.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Value Colleges for Political Science & Government 36
Best Political Science & Government Colleges for Veterans 195
Best Political Science & Government Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 295
Best Colleges for Political Science & Government 321

Popularity of Political Science at Hunter

During the 2017-2018 academic year, CUNY Hunter College handed out 132 bachelor's degrees in political science and government. Due to this, the school was ranked #90 out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is an increase of 23% over the previous year when 107 degrees were handed out.

How Much Do Political Science Graduates from Hunter Make?

Salary of Political Science Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

Political Science majors who earn their bachelor's degree from Hunter go on to jobs where they make a median salary of $31,800 a year. This is less than $32,850, which is the national median of all political science majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.


How Much Student Debt Do Political Science Graduates from Hunter Have?

Student Debt of Political Science Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

While getting their bachelor's degree at Hunter, political science students borrow a median amount of $17,565 in student loans. This is not too bad considering that the median debt load of all political science bachelor's degree recipients across the country is $23,184.


The typical student loan payment of a bachelor's degree student from the political science program at Hunter is $182 per month.

Political Science Student Diversity at Hunter

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the political science majors at CUNY Hunter College.

Hunter Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Program

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 132 political science majors earned their bachelor's degree from Hunter. Of these graduates, 38% were men and 62% were women.

Hunter Gender Breakdown of Political Science & Government Bachelor's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from CUNY Hunter College with a bachelor's in political science.

Ethnic Diversity of Political Science & Government Majors at CUNY Hunter College
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 16
Black or African American 14
Hispanic or Latino 40
White 52
Non-Resident Aliens 8
Other Races 2

Areas of Concentration for Political Science

Political Science and Government 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
Political Science 132

Majors Similar to Political Science

Related Major Annual Graduates
Sociology 253
Economics 158
Urban Studies 76
Anthropology 63
Geography & Cartography 45

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