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2021 Highest Paid Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Graduates in the Far Western US Region

3,388 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,610 Avg Salary
$19,744 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Graduates in the Far Western US 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, 3,388 went to students in the Far Western US region of the United States. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

This year's Highest Paid Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Graduates in the Far Western US Region ranking analyzed 21 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after 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.

Salaries of Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Majors After Graduation

The average area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies major who graduates from a school in the Far Western US Region earns about $28,610 per year during the early years of their career. Unfortunately, that is 28% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies degree is $29,703. So, there's not much difference on that front.

Average Salary for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Graduates from Schools in the Far Western US Region  28,610
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Average Salary for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Graduates from Schools Nationwide  29,703
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57,200
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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57,200

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2021 Highest Paid Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Grads in Far Western US

Below you'll see a list of the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies majors.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Graduates in the Far Western US Region

University of California - Berkeley comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Stanford University

Stanford, CA

Stanford University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Stanford is a large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Stanford.

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Our rankings recognize University of Southern California as the #3 school in this year's rankings. USC is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Los Angeles.

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Western Washington University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Bellingham, WWU is a public college with a large student population.

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University of California - Los Angeles comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Los Angeles, UCLA is a public school with a very large student population.

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Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA

Pepperdine University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Malibu, Pepperdine is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of the Pacific. Pacific is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Stockton.

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University of California - Santa Barbara comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Santa Barbara, UCSB is a public college with a very large student population.

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Whitman College

Walla Walla, WA

The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Whitman College. Whitman is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Walla Walla.

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The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of California - San Diego. UCSD is a fairly large public school located in the large city of La Jolla.

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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 this the Far Western US region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
California 37 2,657
Washington 34 462
Hawaii 30 118
Oregon 30 122
Alaska 29 4
Nevada 29 25

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

Major Annual Graduates
Ethnic Studies 2,261
Area Studies 1,127

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 32,805
Psychology 21,744
Communication & Journalism 14,511
Education 8,988
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 4,452

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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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