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2021 Best Area Studies Colleges for Veterans in the Southwest Region

2 Colleges
195 Bachelor's Degrees
$36,473 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Area Studies Schools for Vets

Best Area Studies Colleges for Veterans in the Southwest RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, area studies was ranked #77 in the country. In fact 5,042 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 195 went to students in the Southwest region of the United States.

This year's Best Area Studies Colleges for Veterans in the Southwest Region ranking looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in area studies. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent area studies programs, but they also offer a lot of support to veterans and active service members.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the area studies program at the school, veteran affordability, and veteran satisfaction. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

One Size Does Not Fit All

The area studies school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Area Studies Schools for Veterans.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

2021 Best Area Studies Schools for Veterans in the Southwest Region

The following schools top our list of the Best Area Studies Colleges for Veterans.

Best Area Studies Schools for Veterans

Our rankings recognize The University of Texas at Austin as the #1 school in this year's rankings. UT Austin is a fairly large public school located in the city of Austin. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UT Austin, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Area Studies in the Southwest Region ranking.

Our most recent data shows that 1,201 of the 51,832 students enrolled at UT Austin were GI Bill® students, of which 843 were Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $11,949. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

Our rankings recognize University of Arizona as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Tucson, Arizona is a public school with a fairly large student population. Arizona did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Area Studies in the Southwest Region list.

According to our most recent data, Arizona supports 44,097 students, and 1,914 of those are GI Bill® students, of which 1,561 are Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients. The average tuition and fees award for these recipients was $9,490. During this same period, 37 students received scholarships through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Arizona does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Vets Area Studies Colleges by State

Explore the best for vets area studies schools for a specific state in the Southwest region.

State Degrees Awarded
Texas 101
Oklahoma 13
Arizona 60
New Mexico 21

Area Studies is one of 1 different types of Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Ethnic Studies 269

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 2 schools only.

**GI Bill® student total includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment)

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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Karl Udo Gerth.

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