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2022 Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Schools in the Southeast Region

23 Colleges in the Southeast Region
1,619 Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Degrees Awarded
$29,420 Avg Early-Career Salary
If you're seeking a degree in area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies, you will have fewer peers than average since the major degree program is the #30 one in the country in terms of popularity.This may make is a little harder to find a school that is a good fit for you.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 23 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 1,619 degrees in area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies School

Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Schools in the Southeast Region Your choice of area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. For our Best Overall Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that level.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Pick Your Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Degree Level

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 in the Southeast Region. If you'd like to restrict your choices to just one part of the country, you can filter this list by location.

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If you want to learn more about how we derive our rankings, see College Factual's Methodology.

Best Schools for Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies in the Southeast Region

If you aren't interested in a particular degree level and want to know which schools are the overall best at delivering an education for the area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies degrees they offer, see the list below.

10 Top Southeast Region Schools in Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies

#1

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In TN
38 Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Degrees Awarded

Vanderbilt University is a good choice for students interested in a degree in area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies. Vanderbilt is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Nashville. A Best Schools rank of #37 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Vanderbilt is a great university overall.

There were approximately 38 area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students who graduated with this degree at Vanderbilt in the most recent data year.

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#2

Emory University

Atlanta, GA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
71 Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Degrees Awarded

Emory University is a good choice for students pursuing a degree in area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies. Located in the city of Atlanta, Emory is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #66 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Emory is a great university overall.

There were about 71 area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students who graduated with this degree at Emory in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies major at Emory University earn $11,580 above the average college graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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#3

William & Mary

Williamsburg, VA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In VA
45 Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Degrees Awarded

William & Mary is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a degree in area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies. Located in the small suburb of Williamsburg, William & Mary is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. A Best Schools rank of #87 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means William & Mary is a great school overall.

There were approximately 45 area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students who graduated with this degree at William & Mary in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
301 Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Degrees Awarded

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a great choice for students interested in a degree in area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies. UNC Chapel Hill is a very large public university located in the small city of Chapel Hill. A Best Schools rank of #63 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UNC Chapel Hill is a great university overall.

There were roughly 301 area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students who graduated with this degree at UNC Chapel Hill in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies program report average early career earnings of $31,400.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In VA
37 Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Degrees Awarded

University of Virginia is a very large public university located in the small suburb of Charlottesville. A Best Schools rank of #38 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means University of Virginia is a great university overall.

There were roughly 37 area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students who graduated with this degree at University of Virginia in the most recent data year.

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#6

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
86 Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Gainesville, UF is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #94 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UF is a great university overall.

There were approximately 86 area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students who graduated with this degree at UF in the most recent year we have data available. Soon after graduation, area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies degree recipients generally earn around $23,600 in their early careers.

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#7

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In VA
34 Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Degrees Awarded

URichmond is a small private not-for-profit university located in the city of University of Richmond. A Best Schools rank of #113 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means URichmond is a great university overall.

There were approximately 34 area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students who graduated with this degree at URichmond in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
$23,027 Median Student Debt

Tulane is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of New Orleans. A Best Schools rank of #237 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Tulane is a great university overall.

There were roughly 29 area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students who graduated with this degree at Tulane in the most recent year we have data available. Graduates who receive their degree from the area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies program make around $27,100 in their early career salary.

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#9

University of Georgia

Athens, GA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In GA

Located in the medium-sized city of Athens, UGA is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #116 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UGA is a great university overall.

There were approximately 26 area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students who graduated with this degree at UGA in the most recent year we have data available.

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#10

Spelman College

Atlanta, GA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In GA

Spelman is a small private not-for-profit college located in the large city of Atlanta. This college ranks 9th out of 80 colleges for overall quality in the state of Georgia.

There were roughly 30 area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies students who graduated with this degree at Spelman in the most recent data year.

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Best Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Colleges by State

Explore the best area, ethnic, culture, and gender studies colleges for a specific state in the Southeast Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
North Carolina 38 535
West Virginia 38 2
South Carolina 38 83
Florida 38 271
Virginia 38 297
Arkansas 38 19
Mississippi 38 13
Alabama 37 52
Kentucky 37 84
Georgia 37 204
Tennessee 37 90
Louisiana 36 33

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

Major Annual Graduates
Area Studies 938
Ethnic Studies 681

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to G. Mützel.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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