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

3 Colleges
1,050 Bachelor's Degrees
$40,692 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 New YorkArea, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies is the #24 most popular major in New York with 1,050 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 9.7% of all the area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in New York ranking, we looked at 3 colleges that offer a bachelor's in area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies program at the school, affordability, and non-traditional population. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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The area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Schools for Non-Traditional Students.

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

The following schools top our list of the Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

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

Columbia University in the City of New York tops the 2021 list of our schools in New York that are best for non-traditional area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students. Columbia is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of New York. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Columbia has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in New York ranking.

The student loan default rate at Columbia is lower than is typical, just 1.8% of students default in three years. Approximately 1,138 students take at least one class online at Columbia. 5,005 students are part time.

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#2

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies schools for non-traditional students. Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Cornell has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in New York ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.0%. Approximately 309 students take at least one class online at Cornell. There are roughly 101 part time students in attendance at Cornell.

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Fordham University

Bronx, NY

Fordham University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Bronx, Fordham U is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. Fordham U did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in New York list.

About 2.6% of Fordham U students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 946 of Fordham U students are exclusively distance learners. There are roughly 2,779 part time students in attendance at Fordham U. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 343
New Jersey 143
Maryland 203
Delaware 29
District of Columbia 148

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

Major Annual Graduates
Area Studies 724
Ethnic Studies 609

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 18,562
Social Sciences 18,014
Psychology 14,303
Communication & Journalism 10,348
History 2,519

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 3 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.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to G. Mützel.

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