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Anthropology at University of California - Santa Barbara

Anthropology is one of the majors in the social sciences program at University of California - Santa Barbara.

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. In addition, we cover how UCSB ranks in comparison to other schools with anthropology programs.

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Anthropology Degrees Available at UCSB

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

UCSB Anthropology Rankings

In College Factual's most recent rankings for the best schools for anthropology majors, UCSB came in at #7. This puts it in the top 5% of the country in this field of study. It is also ranked #2 in California.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Anthropology 7
Best Anthropology Colleges for Veterans 12
Highest Paid Anthropology Graduates 31
Best Value Colleges for Anthropology 45

Popularity of Anthropology at UCSB

During the 2018-2019 academic year, University of California - Santa Barbara handed out 124 bachelor's degrees in anthropology. Due to this, the school was ranked #3 out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is an increase of 2% over the previous year when 121 degrees were handed out.

In 2019, 6 students received their master’s degree in anthropology from UCSB. This makes it the #76 most popular school for anthropology master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 6 students received their doctoral degrees in anthropology in 2019, making the school the #35 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Anthropology Graduates from UCSB Make?

Salary of Anthropology Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

The median salary of anthropology students who receive their bachelor's degree at UCSB is $27,000. This is higher than $23,750, which is the national median for all anthropology bachelor's degree recipients.

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How Much Student Debt Do Anthropology Graduates from UCSB Have?

Student Debt of Anthropology Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

While getting their bachelor's degree at UCSB, anthropology students borrow a median amount of $15,000 in student loans. This is not too bad considering that the median debt load of all anthropology bachelor's degree recipients across the country is $22,752.

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The typical student loan payment of a bachelor's degree student from the anthropology program at UCSB is $156 per month.

UCSB Anthropology Students

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the anthropology majors at University of California - Santa Barbara.

UCSB Anthropology Bachelor’s Program

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 124 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in anthropology from UCSB. About 40% were men and 60% were women.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Anthropology Bachelor's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from University of California - Santa Barbara with a bachelor's in anthropology.

Ethnic Diversity of Anthropology Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 16
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 54
White 43
Non-Resident Aliens 1
Other Races 9

UCSB Anthropology Master’s Program

Of the 6 students who graduated with a Master’s in anthropology from UCSB in 2019, 17% were men and 83% were women.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of Anthropology Master's Degree Grads

The majority of master's degree recipients in this major at UCSB are white. In the most recent graduating class for which data is available, 67% of students fell into this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from University of California - Santa Barbara with a master's in anthropology.

Ethnic Diversity of Anthropology Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 4
Non-Resident Aliens 2
Other Races 0

Related Major Annual Graduates
Sociology 643
Economics 599
Political Science & Government 292
Geography & Cartography 98

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