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

3 Colleges
272 Bachelor's Degrees
$39,238 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 VirginiaArea, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies is the #26 most popular major in Virginia with 272 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that of the 10,849 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.5% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Virginia ranking analyzed 3 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies program at the school. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Schools for Non-Traditional Students list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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

The colleges and universities below are the best for non-traditional students studying area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies.

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

University of Virginia - Main Campus has taken the #1 spot in this year's area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies ranking for non-traditional students. University of Virginia is a very large public school located in the small suburb of Charlottesville. As a testament to the quality of education offered at University of Virginia, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in Virginia ranking.

The student loan default rate at University of Virginia is lower than is typical, just 1.5% of students default in three years. There are approximately 1,445 students at University of Virginia that take at least one class online. There are roughly 2,130 part time students in attendance at University of Virginia.

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#2

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA

College of William and Mary comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. William & Mary is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of Williamsburg. William & Mary did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in Virginia list.

The student loan default rate at William & Mary is lower than is typical, just 1.4% of students default in three years. 376 students at William & Mary are exclusively online. 831 of William & Mary students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Virginia Commonwealth University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies schools for non-traditional students. VCU is a very large public school located in the city of Richmond. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, VCU has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in Virginia ranking.

The student loan default rate at VCU is lower than is typical, just 4.1% of students default in three years. Approximately 8,072 students take at least one class online at VCU. There are roughly 5,396 part time students in attendance at VCU. VCU 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 Southeast Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 3
Florida 211
Georgia 181
North Carolina 489
Alabama 34
Tennessee 84
West Virginia 2
South Carolina 83
Louisiana 19
Kentucky 74
Arkansas 1

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

Major Annual Graduates
Area Studies 219
Ethnic Studies 78

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 7,701
Education 7,452
Psychology 5,646
Communication & Journalism 2,286
History 1,414

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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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