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

1 College
582 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,545 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 Plains States 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, 582 went to students in the Plains States region of the United States.

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.

One Size Does Not Fit All

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 School for Non-Traditional Students in the Plains States Region

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

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

University of Missouri - Columbia tops the 2021 list of our schools in the Plains States Region that are best for non-traditional area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students. Located in the midsize city of Columbia, Mizzou is a public college with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Mizzou has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in the Plains States Region ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.1%. There are approximately 6,407 students at Mizzou that take at least one class online. There are roughly 4,578 part time students in attendance at Mizzou. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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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 Plains States region.

State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 151
Minnesota 212
Kansas 79
South Dakota 13
Iowa 82
Nebraska 31
North Dakota 14

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

Major Annual Graduates
Ethnic Studies 375
Area Studies 318

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 30,129
Psychology 12,822
Social Sciences 9,492
Communication & Journalism 7,343
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 3,209

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top school 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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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