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2021 Best Value Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in the Rocky Mountains Region

2 Colleges
406 Bachelor's Degrees
$18,101 Avg Cost*

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

Best Value Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in the Rocky Mountains RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies was ranked #26 in the country. In fact 10,849 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 406 went to students in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in the Rocky Mountains Region 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 the Rocky Mountains Region

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 the Rocky Mountains Region

Brigham Young University - Provo earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. BYU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Provo. BYU did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in the Rocky Mountains Region list.

The average student at BYU graduates in less than 5.2 years, and it costs about $12,239 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from BYU is $64,132. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Utah State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies schools. USU is a very large public school located in the small city of Logan. In addition to being on our best value list, USU has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking.

At USU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.8 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $23,962. This means that the average student pays around $115,976 to get a bachelor’s degree from USU. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Colleges by State

Explore the best area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies schools for a specific state in the Rocky Mountains region.

State Degrees Awarded
Colorado 156
Idaho 11
Utah 197
Montana 27
Wyoming 15

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

Major Annual Graduates
Area Studies 219
Ethnic Studies 187

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 6,783
Social Sciences 6,018
Psychology 4,468
Communication & Journalism 3,909
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 2,068

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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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