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2023 Best Urban Studies Schools in the Southeast Region

9 Colleges in the Southeast Region
168 Urban Studies Degrees Awarded
$32,639 Avg Early-Career Salary
Urban Studies is about average in terms of popularity for degree programs. That is, it ranks #209 out of the 395 majors across the country that we analyze each year. As such, the degree program isn't offered at every college in the United States, but there are schools that do have a program in the field that are top-notch when it comes to quality.

College Factual reviewed 9 schools in the Southeast Region to determine which ones were the best for degree seekers in the field of urban studies. Combined, these schools handed out 168 degrees in urban studies to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Urban Studies School

Best Urban Studies Schools in the Southeast Region Your choice of urban studies school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. For our Best Overall Urban 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.

Urban Studies Rankings by Degree Level

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Urban Studies Schools in the Southeast Region list to help you make the college decision. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

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More information on how we come up with our rankings can be found here: College Factual's Data Methodology.

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Best Schools for Urban 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 urban studies degrees they offer, see the list below.

Top Southeast Region Schools in Urban Studies

#1

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In VA

It's difficult to beat Virginia Tech if you wish to pursue a degree in urban studies. Located in the small city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public school with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #48 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Virginia Tech is a great school overall.

There were about 14 urban studies students who graduated with this degree at Virginia Tech in the most recent year we have data available.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
62 Urban Studies Degrees Awarded

It's difficult to beat Virginia Commonwealth University if you wish to pursue a degree in urban studies. Located in the medium-sized city of Richmond, VCU is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #239 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means VCU is a great university overall.

There were approximately 62 urban studies students who graduated with this degree at VCU in the most recent data year. Students who graduate with their degree from the urban studies program state that they receive average early career earnings of $32,639.

More information about a degree in urban studies from Virginia Commonwealth University

#3

Rhodes College

Memphis, TN
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In TN

Every student pursuing a degree in urban studies needs to take a look at Rhodes College. Rhodes College is a small private not-for-profit college located in the large city of Memphis. This college ranks 5th out of 45 colleges for overall quality in the state of Tennessee.

There were about 10 urban studies students who graduated with this degree at Rhodes College in the most recent data year.

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#4

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In KY

University of Louisville is a great choice for students interested in a degree in urban studies. Located in the city of Louisville, UofL is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 39 schools for overall quality in the state of Kentucky.

There were roughly 3 urban studies students who graduated with this degree at UofL in the most recent year we have data available.

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#5

Furman University

Greenville, SC
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In SC

Located in the suburb of Greenville, Furman is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. A Best Colleges rank of #267 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Furman is a great university overall.

There were roughly 4 urban studies students who graduated with this degree at Furman in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In GA

Located in the city of Atlanta, Georgia State is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #336 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Georgia State is a great university overall.

There were roughly 24 urban studies students who graduated with this degree at Georgia State in the most recent year we have data available.

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#7

College of Charleston

Charleston, SC
Graduate Certificate Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In SC

Located in the medium-sized city of Charleston, C of C is a public college with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 7th out of 44 schools for overall quality in the state of South Carolina.

There were about 9 urban studies students who graduated with this degree at C of C in the most recent data year.

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#8

Tennessee State University

Nashville, TN
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In TN

Tennessee State University is a moderately-sized public university located in the large city of Nashville. This university ranks 27th out of 45 colleges for overall quality in the state of Tennessee.

There were about 11 urban studies students who graduated with this degree at Tennessee State University in the most recent year we have data available.

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#9

Morehouse College

Atlanta, GA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In GA

Located in the large city of Atlanta, Morehouse is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. This college ranks 42nd out of 69 colleges for overall quality in the state of Georgia.

There were about 2 urban studies students who graduated with this degree at Morehouse in the most recent data year.

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Best Urban Studies Colleges by State

Explore the best urban studies colleges for a specific state in the Southeast Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 287 23
Virginia 274 80
Tennessee 269 21
South Carolina 248 10
Kentucky 244 3
Louisiana 242 17
Mississippi 234 0

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One of 12 majors within the Social Sciences area of study, Urban Studies has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Political Science & Government 11,287
Economics 6,166
Sociology 6,134
International Relations & National Security 3,190
General Social Sciences 3,011
Criminology 2,644
Anthropology 2,083
Geography & Cartography 1,294
Other Social Sciences 126
Sociology & Anthropology 120

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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 Andrew Bossi.

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