Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies

2021 Highest Paid Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Graduates

10,849 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,703 Avg Salary
$21,348 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies GraduatesOut of the 38 majors we analyze each year, area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies was ranked #26. In fact, 10,849 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Highest Paid Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies list to help you make the college decision.

This year's Highest Paid Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Graduates ranking looked at 82 colleges that offer a bachelor's in area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

How Much Do Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduation, area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies majors from schools in the United States earn an average salary of $29,703 per year. Unfortunately, that is 25% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

Average Salary for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Graduates from Schools Nationwide  29,703
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59,400
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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59,400

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2021 Highest Paid Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Grads in the United States

The following colleges produce the highest paid area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies graduates.

Top 25 Best Schools for Highly Paid Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Graduates

#1

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

Our rankings recognize Georgetown University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Georgetown is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Washington.

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Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH

Dartmouth College comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Dartmouth is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the remote town of Hanover.

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#2

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Harvard University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Harvard is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Cambridge.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to George Washington University. Located in the large city of Washington, GWU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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Columbia University in the City of New York comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

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#3

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

Princeton University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Princeton, Princeton is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

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#4

Emory University

Atlanta, GA

Emory University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Emory is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Atlanta.

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#5

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Our rankings recognize Cornell University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Cornell is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Ithaca.

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#6

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Our rankings recognize University of Pennsylvania as the #6 school in this year's rankings. UPenn is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Philadelphia.

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University of Virginia - Main Campus landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies school. Located in the small suburb of Charlottesville, University of Virginia is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#7

Middlebury College

Middlebury, VT

Our rankings recognize Middlebury College as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Middlebury, Middlebury is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#8

Yale University

New Haven, CT

Yale University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies school. Yale is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of New Haven.

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University of California - Berkeley earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. UC Berkeley is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Berkeley.

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#10

Fordham University

Bronx, NY

Fordham University earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. Fordham U is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Bronx.

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#11

Stanford University

Stanford, CA

Our rankings recognize Stanford University as the #11 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of Stanford, Stanford is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#11

Brandeis University

Waltham, MA

Our rankings recognize Brandeis University as the #11 school in this year's rankings. Brandeis is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Waltham.

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Southern Methodist University landed the #12 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies school. SMU is a large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Dallas.

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#12

Brown University

Providence, RI

Our rankings recognize Brown University as the #12 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Providence, Brown is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

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University of Maryland - College Park earned the #13 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of College Park, UMCP is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#14

New York University

New York, NY

Our rankings recognize New York University as the #14 school in this year's rankings. NYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of New York.

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#14

Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA

The #14 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Wellesley College. Located in the suburb of Wellesley, Wellesley is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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University of Southern California earned the #15 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#15

Connecticut College

New London, CT

Connecticut College landed the #15 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies school. Located in the city of New London, Conn College is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#16

Tufts University

Medford, MA

The #16 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Tufts University. Located in the suburb of Medford, Tufts is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#17

Duke University

Durham, NC

The #17 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Duke University. Duke is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Durham.

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Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Highest Paid Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Graduates award.

Rank College Location
18 Colgate University Hamilton, NY
18 Dickinson College Carlisle, PA
19 University of Massachusetts - Boston Boston, MA
20 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
21 University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN
22 Western Washington University Bellingham, WA
24 Boston University Boston, MA
25 Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA

Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies by Region

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

Major Annual Graduates
Ethnic Studies 5,807
Area Studies 5,042

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 154,751
Psychology 123,980
Communication & Journalism 96,549
Education 88,927
History 25,943

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Notes and 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to G. Mützel.

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