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2021 Best Value Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in District of Columbia

2 Colleges
148 Bachelor's Degrees
$42,208 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies School for You

Best Value Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in District of ColumbiaArea, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies is the #16 most popular major in District of Columbia with 148 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that of the 10,849 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 1.4% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in District of Columbia ranking looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. Instead, we are looking at those area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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2021 Best Value Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Schools in District of Columbia

The following schools top our list of the Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Colleges for the Money.

Best Value Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Schools in District of Columbia

George Washington University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. GWU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Washington. GWU also made our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in District of Columbia list, coming in at #1.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at GWU to complete their degree, and it costs about $43,358 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $179,069 to get a bachelor’s degree from GWU. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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American University

Washington, DC

American University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Washington, The American University is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population. The American University also made our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in District of Columbia list, coming in at #2.

It takes about 4.6 years for the average student at The American University to complete their degree, and it costs about $41,058 per year to attend the school. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from The American University is $189,277. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 343
New York 1,050
New Jersey 143
Maryland 203
Delaware 29

Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Ethnic Studies 79
Area Studies 69

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 2,990
Communication & Journalism 604
Psychology 542
History 167
Education 77

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 2 schools only.

  • 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 G. Mützel.

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