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Area Studies at Dartmouth College

Area Studies is one of the majors in the area, ethnic, culture, & gender studies program at Dartmouth 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. In addition, we cover how Dartmouth ranks in comparison to other schools with area studies programs.

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Area Studies Degrees Available at Dartmouth

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Area Studies

Dartmouth Area Studies Rankings

Dartmouth was ranked #20 on College Factual's most recent list of the best schools for area studies majors. This puts the bachelor's program at the school solidly in the top 15% of all colleges and universities in the country. It is also ranked #1 in New Hampshire.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Area Studies 20
Most Focused Colleges for Area Studies 22
Best Value Colleges for Area Studies 58

Popularity of Area Studies at Dartmouth

During the 2017-2018 academic year, Dartmouth College handed out 35 bachelor's degrees in area studies. Due to this, the school was ranked #32 out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is a decrease of 5% over the previous year when 37 degrees were handed out.

How Much Do Area Studies Graduates from Dartmouth Make?

Salary of Area Studies Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

Area Studies majors who earn their bachelor's degree from Dartmouth go on to jobs where they make a median salary of $52,000 a year. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is higher than the national average of $32,300 for all area studies bachelor's degree recipients.


Dartmouth Area Studies Students

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

Dartmouth Area Studies Bachelor’s Program

For the most recent academic year available, 31% of area studies bachelor's degrees went to men and 69% went to women.

Dartmouth Gender Breakdown of Area Studies Bachelor's Degree Grads

The majority of bachelor's degree recipients in this major at Dartmouth are white. In the most recent graduating class for which data is available, 60% of students fell into this category.

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

Ethnic Diversity of Area Studies Majors at Dartmouth College
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 21
Non-Resident Aliens 1
Other Races 6

Areas of Concentration for Area Studies

Area Studies 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
Latin American Studies 19
Asian Studies 16

Majors Similar to Area Studies

Related Major Annual Graduates
Ethnic Studies 20

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