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2021 Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in California

6 Colleges
2,657 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,826 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in CaliforniaIn 2018-2019, 2,657 bachelor's degrees were awarded to area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students who went to a California college or university. This makes it the #23 most popular major in the state. This means that 24.5% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

For this year's Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in California ranking, we looked at 6 colleges that offer a bachelor's in area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies programs and a strong support system for non-traditional students.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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2021 Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Schools for Non-Traditional Students in California

Check out the area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for non-traditional students.

Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Schools for Non-Traditional Students

University of California - Berkeley tops the 2021 list of our schools in California that are best for non-traditional area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students. UC Berkeley is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Berkeley. UC Berkeley also made our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in California list, coming in at #1.

The student loan default rate at UC Berkeley is lower than is typical, just 2.0% of students default in three years. Approximately 930 students take at least one class online at UC Berkeley. 3,108 students are part time.

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University of California - Los Angeles earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. UCLA is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Los Angeles. UCLA not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in California list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.3%. There are approximately 2,288 students at UCLA that take at least one class online. There are roughly 1,642 part time students in attendance at UCLA.

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Our rankings recognize California State University - Fullerton as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Cal State Fullerton is a very large public school located in the suburb of Fullerton. Cal State Fullerton not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #4 on our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in California list.

About 2.6% of Cal State Fullerton students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 12,133 students take at least one class online at Cal State Fullerton. 9,948 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize California State University - Long Beach as the #4 school in this year's rankings. CSULB is a very large public school located in the city of Long Beach. CSULB not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in California list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.3%. Approximately 10,391 students take at least one class online at CSULB. 6,387 students are part time. CSULB does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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University of California - Riverside earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. UCR is a fairly large public school located in the city of Riverside. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UCR, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in California ranking.

The student loan default rate at UCR is lower than is typical, just 2.8% of students default in three years. Approximately 1,274 students take at least one class online at UCR. 620 students are part time. UCR does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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California State University - Chico landed the #6 spot in our 2021 best area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies schools for non-traditional students. Located in the city of Chico, Chico State is a public school with a large student population. Chico State not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in California list.

About 5.1% of Chico State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 4,803 students at Chico State that take at least one class online. About 1,577 of the students at Chico State are attending part time. Chico State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Washington 462
Hawaii 118
Oregon 122
Alaska 4
Nevada 25

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

Major Annual Graduates
Ethnic Studies 2,363
Area Studies 1,068

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 46,842
Psychology 33,531
Education 22,239
Communication & Journalism 17,090
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 8,169

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Notes and References

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*Avg Cost is for the top 6 schools only.

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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
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