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Anthropology at Northern Kentucky University

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Anthropology at Northern Kentucky University

Anthropology is one of the majors in the social sciences program at Northern Kentucky University.

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. Also, learn how NKU ranks among other schools offering degrees in anthropology.

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Anthropology Degrees Available at NKU

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology

NKU Anthropology Rankings

The bachelor's program at NKU was ranked #242 on College Factual's Best Schools for anthropology list. It is also ranked #3 in Kentucky.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Colleges for Anthropology 114
Best Value Colleges for Anthropology 157
Best Anthropology Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 160
Best Colleges for Anthropology 242

Popularity of Anthropology at NKU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, Northern Kentucky University handed out 14 bachelor's degrees in anthropology. Due to this, the school was ranked #114 out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is a decrease of 44% over the previous year when 25 degrees were handed out.

How Much Student Debt Do Anthropology Graduates from NKU Have?

Student Debt of Anthropology Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

While getting their bachelor's degree at NKU, anthropology students borrow a median amount of $25,625 in student loans. This is higher than the the typical median of $22,752 for all anthropology majors across the country.


The typical student loan payment of a bachelor's degree student from the anthropology program at NKU is $266 per month.

Anthropology Student Diversity at NKU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the anthropology majors at Northern Kentucky University.

NKU Anthropology Bachelor’s Program

Of the 14 anthropology students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2017-2018 from NKU, about 14% were men and 86% were women.

NKU Gender Breakdown of Anthropology Bachelor's Degree Grads

The majority of the students with this major are white. About 93% of 2018 graduates were in this category.

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

Ethnic Diversity of Anthropology Majors at Northern Kentucky University
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 13
Non-Resident Aliens 0
Other Races 0

Areas of Concentration for Anthropology

Anthropology 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
Anthropology 14

Related Major Annual Graduates
Political Science & Government 27
General Social Sciences 11
Sociology 11
International Relations & National Security 10
Geography & Cartography 3

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