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

2 Colleges
464 Bachelor's Degrees
$36,473 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 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.

For this year's Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Southwest Region ranking, we looked at 2 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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2021 Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Southwest Region

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

The University of Texas at Austin has taken the #1 spot in this year's area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies ranking for non-traditional students. UT Austin is a very large public school located in the city of Austin. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UT Austin has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in the Southwest Region ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.6%. There are approximately 12,546 students at UT Austin that take at least one class online. 3,290 students are part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#2

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Tucson, University of Arizona is a public college with a fairly large student population. University of Arizona also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in the Southwest Region rankings.

The student loan default rate at University of Arizona is lower than is typical, just 6.0% of students default in three years. Approximately 12,701 students take at least one class online at University of Arizona. About 7,884 of the students at University of Arizona are attending part time. University of Arizona does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Colleges by State

Explore the best for non-traditional students area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies schools for a specific state in the Southwest region.

State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 134
Texas 208
Oklahoma 41
New Mexico 81

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

Major Annual Graduates
Ethnic Studies 398
Area Studies 298

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 31,743
Psychology 16,745
Social Sciences 14,035
Communication & Journalism 11,634
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 4,540

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 2 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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