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2021 Highest Paid Area Studies Graduates in Arizona

60 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,900 Avg Salary
$20,659 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Area Studies School for You

Highest Paid Area Studies Graduates in ArizonaArea Studies is the #105 most popular major in Arizona with 60 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.2% of all the area studies bachelor's degrees in the country. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Area Studies Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Salaries of Area Studies Majors After Graduation

After graduation, area studies majors from schools in Arizona earn an average salary of $27,900 per year. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 30% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

The national average salary for graduates with a bachelor's degree in area studies is $32,162. That's about 13% more that the average salary of graduates from schools in Arizona.

Average Salary for Area Studies Graduates from Schools in Arizona  27,900
Average Salary for Area Studies Graduates from Schools Nationwide  32,162
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802

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2021 Highest Paid Area Studies Grads in Arizona

The following colleges produce the highest paid area studies graduates.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Area Studies Graduates in Arizona


University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Arizona. Arizona is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Tucson. Area Studies majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $27,900.

While working on their bachelor's, area studies majors at Arizona accumulate an average of around $23,035 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $214, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Arizona State University - Tempe. Located in the city of Tempe, ASU - Tempe is a public school with a very large student population.

While working on their bachelor's, area studies majors at ASU - Tempe accumulate an average of around $25,065 in student debt.

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Best Area Studies Colleges in the Southwest Region

Explore all the Best Area Studies Schools in the Southwest Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Texas 229 101
Oklahoma 192 13
New Mexico 141 21

One of 1 majors within the Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies area of study, Area Studies has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Area Studies

Related Major Annual Graduates
Ethnic Studies 74

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Notes and References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Karl Udo Gerth.

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