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2020 Best Colleges for Anthropology in Ohio

Anthropology is a popular major and Ohio is the 12th most popular state for students studying this major. 286 of the 12,008 Anthropology degrees awarded last year were given by schools in Ohio. With so many options it can be difficult finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for Anthropology in Ohio ranking analyzed 12 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in anthropology. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 1 colleges for Anthropology students in Ohio.

Choosing a Great Anthropology School

Best Colleges for Anthropology in Ohio The anthropology program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality anthropology program can vary widely even among the top schools. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

The overall quality of a school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To account for this we include a school's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a combination of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

A anthropology degree from schools on this list usually translates into higher than average wages after graduation. Recent anthropology graduates from Ohio colleges with a bachelors degree earned an average of $24,300 in 2017-2018.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Anthropology students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other anthropology students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized anthropology related accrediting body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for Anthropology students in Ohio.

Best Schools to Study Anthropology in Ohio

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities to study anthropology.

Top 10 Best Anthropology Colleges in Ohio

#1

Kenyon College

Gambier, OH

It's difficult to beat Kenyon College if you want to pursue anthropology as a major. Located in the distant town Gambier, Kenyon is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.More…

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Doctorate Highest Degree Type
3.0% Growth in Graduates
$24,600 Median Starting Salary

Every student who is interested in anthropology needs to look into Case Western Reserve University. Located in the city Cleveland, Case Western is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

For those interested in something more advanced, Case Western also offers 2 different higher degree levels in anthropology, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Soon after getting their bachelor's degree, anthropology students typically earn an average of $24,600 in the first five years of their career.

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The College of Wooster

Wooster, OH

It's hard to beat The College of Wooster if you want to study anthropology. Located in the distant town Wooster, Wooster College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.More…

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Doctorate Highest Degree Type
$24,000 Median Starting Salary

Ohio State University - Main Campus is a great decision for individuals interested in a Anthropology major. Ohio State is a very large public school located in the large city of Columbus.

For those interested in something more advanced, Ohio State also offers 2 different higher degree levels in anthropology, the most popular of which is a Doctor's Degree (Research / Scholarship). Graduates of the anthropology program earn about $24,000 in their early career salary.

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Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH

Located in the fringe town Oberlin, Oberlin is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.More…

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Master Highest Degree Type
6.1% Growth in Graduates

Cincinnati is a fairly large public school located in the city of Cincinnati.

Cincinnati offers anthropology degrees as low as a One to Two Year Certificates and all the way up to a Master's.

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25.0% Growth in Graduates

Located in the fringe town Oxford, Miami of Ohio is a public school with a large student population.More…

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Ohio U is a fairly large public school located in the town of Athens.More…

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Doctorate Highest Degree Type
20.7% Growth in Graduates

Located in the large suburb Kent, Kent State is a public school with a very large student population.

For those interested in something more advanced, Kent State also offers 2 different higher degree levels in anthropology, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree.

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Located in the large suburb Dayton, Wright State University - Main Campus is a public college with a large student population.More…

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Best Anthropology Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Anthropology Colleges in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 316 315
Illinois 306 302
Indiana 291 208
Wisconsin 290 172

One of 13 majors within the Social Sciences area of study, Anthropology has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Economics 47,528
Political Science & Government 44,651
Sociology 37,615
General Social Sciences 19,123
International Relations & National Security 14,908

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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).
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