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

2 Colleges
464 Bachelor's Degrees
$36,473 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 Southwest 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, 464 went to students in the Southwest region of the United States.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in the Southwest Region ranking, we looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. We are more focused on area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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The area, ethnic, culture, and gender 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 Value Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Schools.

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

Check out the area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

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

The University of Texas at Austin comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. UT Austin is a fairly large public school located in the city of Austin. UT Austin also took the #1 spot in our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in the Southwest Region rankings.

The average student at UT Austin graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $36,312. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UT Austin is $156,142. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#2

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Tucson, Arizona is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Arizona has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in the Southwest Region ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Arizona is 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $36,634. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Arizona is $158,625. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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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 Southwest region.

State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 134
Texas 208
Oklahoma 41
New Mexico 81

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

Major Annual Graduates
Ethnic Studies 269
Area Studies 195

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 11,066
Psychology 11,030
Communication & Journalism 10,312
Education 6,377
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 3,233

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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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