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

7 Colleges
1,453 Bachelor's Degrees
$37,099 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 Southeast RegionArea, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies is the #26 most popular major in the country with 10,849 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 1,453 went to students in the Southeast region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in the Southeast Region ranking analyzed 7 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. For this ranking, we are identifying those area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Value Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

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2021 Best Value Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Schools in the Southeast Region

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies majors.

Best Value Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Schools in the Southeast Region

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public school with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, UNC Chapel Hill has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in the Southeast Region ranking.

The average student at UNC Chapel Hill graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $26,820. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UNC Chapel Hill is about $109,694. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#2

Emory University

Atlanta, GA

Our rankings recognize Emory University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Atlanta, Emory is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Emory has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in the Southeast Region ranking.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at Emory to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $35,538. This means that the average student pays around $145,706 to get a bachelor’s degree from Emory. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA

University of Richmond earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. U of Richmond is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of University of Richmond. U of Richmond also made our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in the Southeast Region list, coming in at #5.

It takes the average student at U of Richmond about 4.1 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $35,106. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the U of Richmond is $142,881. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Our rankings recognize University of Virginia - Main Campus as the #4 school in this year's rankings. University of Virginia is a very large public school located in the small suburb of Charlottesville. University of Virginia also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in the Southeast Region rankings.

The average student at University of Virginia graduates in less than 4.1 years, and it costs about $41,266 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from University of Virginia is about $167,540. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA

College of William and Mary landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies schools. William & Mary is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of Williamsburg. In addition to being on our best value list, William & Mary has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in the Southeast Region ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at William & Mary is 4.1 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $38,796. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from William & Mary be around $157,900. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Virginia Commonwealth University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. VCU is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Richmond. VCU not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #7 on our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in the Southeast Region list.

At VCU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $37,651. This means that the average student pays around $165,664 to get a bachelor’s degree from VCU. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Tulane University of Louisiana comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Tulane is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New Orleans. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Tulane, the school also landed the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in the Southeast Region ranking.

At Tulane, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $44,513. This means that the average student pays around $183,839 to get a bachelor’s degree from Tulane. 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 by State

Explore the best area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies colleges for a specific state in the Southeast region.

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 3
Florida 211
Virginia 272
Georgia 181
North Carolina 489
Alabama 34
Tennessee 84
West Virginia 2
South Carolina 83
Louisiana 19
Kentucky 74
Arkansas 1

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

Major Annual Graduates
Area Studies 819
Ethnic Studies 634

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 31,102
Psychology 28,810
Education 23,063
Communication & Journalism 22,981
History 6,416

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 7 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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