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2021 Highest Paid Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Graduates in the Rocky Mountains Region

406 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,300 Avg Salary
$17,781 Avg Student Debt

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

This year's Highest Paid Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Graduates in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking looked at 2 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.

Comparing Average Salaries of Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Majors

After graduation, area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies majors from schools in the Rocky Mountains Region earn an average salary of $27,300 per year. Unfortunately, that is 31% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

Nationwide, students who earn a bachelor's degree in area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies make more than those who graduate from schools in the Rocky Mountains Region . The national average salary is $29,703.

Average Salary for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Graduates from Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region  27,300
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Average Salary for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Graduates from Schools Nationwide  29,703
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54,600
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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54,600

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2021 Highest Paid Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Grads in Rocky Mountains

The highest paid area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Graduates in the Rocky Mountains Region

Brigham Young University - Provo comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. BYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Provo.

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University of Colorado Boulder earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Boulder, CU - Boulder is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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#3

University of Denver

Denver, CO

University of Denver landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies school. U of Denver is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Denver.

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#4

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

University of Wyoming comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the remote town of Laramie, U of Wyoming is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#5

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

University of Utah landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies school. Located in the medium-sized city of Salt Lake City, U of U is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

University of Idaho earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Idaho is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Moscow.

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Utah State University landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies school. USU is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Logan.

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Colorado College

Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado College landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies school. Located in the city of Colorado Springs, Colorado College is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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University of Northern Colorado comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. University of Northern Colorado is a fairly large public school located in the city of Greeley.

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#10

Fort Lewis College

Durango, CO

Our rankings recognize Fort Lewis College as the #10 school in this year's rankings. FLC is a small public school located in the distant town of Durango.

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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 Rocky Mountains region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Colorado 34 156
Idaho 34 11
Utah 33 197
Montana 31 27
Wyoming 25 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

  • 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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