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

464 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,429 Avg Salary
$22,696 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Graduates 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. 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 Southwest Region ranking looked at 5 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.

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

After graduating, area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies majors that go to school in the Southwest Region go on to jobs making an average of $28,429 per year. That's not so great, since it is 29% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

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 Southwest Region  28,429
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Average Salary for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Graduates from Schools Nationwide  29,703
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56,800
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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56,800

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2021 Highest Paid Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Grads in the Southwest Region

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 Southwest Region

The University of Texas at Austin landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies school. UT Austin is a fairly large public school located in the city of Austin.

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Southern Methodist University landed the #1 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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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Arizona State University - Tempe. ASU - Tempe is a fairly large public school located in the city of Tempe.

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University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

Our rankings recognize University of Arizona as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Tucson, Arizona is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Rice University

Houston, TX

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Rice University. Rice is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Houston.

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Trinity University

San Antonio, TX

Trinity University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies school. Located in the city of San Antonio, Trinity U is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Arizona State University - Skysong. ASU - Skysong is a very large public school located in the city of Scottsdale.

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Our rankings recognize Arizona State University - West as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Glendale, ASU - West is a public college with a small student population.

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Baylor University

Waco, TX

Baylor University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies school. Located in the midsize city of Waco, Baylor is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Oklahoma Norman Campus. Located in the suburb of Norman, University of Oklahoma is a public college with a very large student population.

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Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Colleges by State

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State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Arizona 33 134
Texas 33 208
Oklahoma 33 41
New Mexico 30 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

  • 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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