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2023 Best Colleges for African-American Studies

There are about 2,404 students enrolled in African-American Studies in the USA.

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popularity

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

1,413

Vs. National Avg.

-91%

popularity Rank

#256

cost

Somewhat Expensive

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$35K

Vs. National Avg.

46%

cost Rank

#63

salary

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$48K

Vs. National Avg.

20%

salary Rank

#84

professors

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

23%

professors Rank

#61

students

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

12%

students Rank

#59

SUMMARY

Studying African-American Studies is a valuable choice and generally a critical first step for students seeking to pursue a career as an african-american linguistics professor, an african-american studies professor, or an immigration social worker. In fact, african-american studies is an uncommon major ranking as the 209th most popular area of study. Last year, there were 1,009 african-american studies graduates. In-state tuition for african-american studies at private schools is, on average, 4.7 times more expensive than their public rivals.

There are 201 colleges that offer african-american studies. 201 schools is fairly average in terms of the number of institutions which offer each degree. If you're hoping to surround yourself with other african-american studies students, look at colleges in California which have more students admitted to african-american studies than any other state. More generally, the best region to get a degree in african-american studies is in the Southeast region with University of Florida, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and University of Virginia-Main Campus best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the best conference to major in african-american studies is the Pacific-12 Conference with University of Arizona, University of California-Berkeley, and University of California-Los Angeles representing the conference. From our comprehensive list of the best colleges, our selection for the best college for african-american studies is Stanford University.

The overall 'best' school might not actually be the best school for you. There can be tons of angels to think about when selecting ​university. Stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might definitely affect your decision on where to go to university. At authority.org, we evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are intrigued by which african-american studies university is home to the top college campus, the winner is Harvard University. If you are very interested in which college boasts the top campus, we have a whole page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, professor reviews, government databases, and more in order to compare every U.S. major in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our comprehensive list for the schools with the best student life&nbsphere and, from that list, our choice for the college with the best student life for african-american studies is University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Curious why? Continue scrolling to find out more about our top choices. Many of our decisions will probably surprise you.

If expense is a significant influence in your choice of where you attend university, you might be cautious about Columbia University in the City of New York. Columbia University in the City of New York&nbspis the most expensive college for african-american studies, at least regarding out of state students. That being said, we have a page for the most expensive&nbspuniversities that could put the cost at Columbia University in the City of New York&nbspinto perspective. Additionally, you may be interested to know that african-american studies is the 137th most expensive major in the US, with an average associated cost of $35,000. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for african-american studies nationally is Connecticut with costs at the main two universities Wesleyan University and Yale University of $56,704 and $55,500 respectively. To zoom out even further, the most expensive region for african-american studies is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Wesleyan University with a cost of $56,704, Yale University with a cost of $55,500, and Amherst College with a cost of $57,640.

Our cheapest region for african-american studies is the Southeast region which is represented by University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a cost of $17,246, University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a cost of $19,581, and University of Memphis with a cost of $12,048. In better news, the most affordable university for african-american studies is University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Authority.org's full list of the most affordable colleges can be explored here.

In-state students can anticipate paying around $11,300 for a degree in african-american studies. That price inflates significantly to a median of $29,800 for the out-of-state public-school undergraduate. Our selection for the school representing the best value for african-american studies: Stanford University. On this page you can see our comprehensive list about the universities we see as being the best value&nbspin general. That being said, this idea is based on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition is considered, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for african-american studies students range widely, but two-years after leaving college graduates will regularly earn around $43,900. While there is much variation in earnings potential; top earners can enjoy pay up to $77,600. Straight out of college, the lowest earning jobs within the african-american studies space make $25,000, which isn't that bad. The top earning grads from african-american studies graduated from Stanford University&nbspand if you want to find the schools with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The prevailing diversity of african-american studies falls below average, coming in the 32nd percentile of all programs. The university with the most composite diversity for african-american studies is New York University&nbspand here you can find our general list of the universities which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of African-American Studies is only in the 51st percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is even less in the 29th percentile. Black undergraduates make up the largest share at 70% of students studying african-american studies. Additionally, 68% of undergrads pursuing an african-american studies major are women.

The median ranking of african-american studies professors is 3.9 stars, a ranking which is 2% below the median for all majors; which is a subpar score. If you are curious about the most popular african-american studies instructor nationally, consider looking up Andreas Woods at Howard University. It might come as a surprise, but the highest rated professors for african-american studies according to students come from Howard University. As we incorporate data other than basic rankings it becomes clear that the school possessing the overall best professors for african-american studies is Stanford University. One will find more detail on our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with some of the top instructors nationwide.

Finally, the most difficult school to get into for african-american studies is Stanford University. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we have a detailed list of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we hope you believe that approaching higher education with a perspective only built on superlatives could be said to be the root of many of higher education's fundamental problems. We at Authority encourage you to look at some of our other pages on individual topics and read some of our informative background pages on essential details to think about as your school search continues.

Top 25 Best Colleges for African-American Studies

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Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for African-American Studies

Pomona College

Claremont, CA | www.pomona.edu/

9%

Acceptance

1,733

Students

#40

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for African-American Studies

Scripps College

Claremont, CA | www.scrippscollege.edu/

35%

Acceptance

1,137

Students

#83

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for African-American Studies

Hamilton College

Clinton, NY | www.hamilton.edu/

18%

Acceptance

2,085

Students

#44

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for African-American Studies

Stanford University

Stanford, CA | www.stanford.edu/

5%

Acceptance

20,961

Students

#2

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for African-American Studies

Pitzer College

Claremont, CA | https://www.pitzer.edu/

17%

Acceptance

1,111

Students

#85

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for African-American Studies

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ | www.princeton.edu/

6%

Acceptance

8,532

Students

#5

Ranking

$49K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for African-American Studies

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA | www.harvard.edu/

5%

Acceptance

41,024

Students

#3

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for African-American Studies

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL | www.northwestern.edu/

9%

Acceptance

25,870

Students

#12

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for African-American Studies

Yale University

New Haven, CT | https://www.yale.edu/

7%

Acceptance

14,910

Students

#8

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for African-American Studies

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH | www.dartmouth.edu/

9%

Acceptance

7,171

Students

#15

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for African-American Studies

Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY | www.columbia.edu/

7%

Acceptance

33,882

Students

#10

Ranking

$62K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for African-American Studies

Duke University

Durham, NC | www.duke.edu/

8%

Acceptance

17,855

Students

#6

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for African-American Studies

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN | www.vanderbilt.edu/

12%

Acceptance

13,918

Students

#17

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for African-American Studies

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO | www.wustl.edu/

16%

Acceptance

17,893

Students

#18

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for African-American Studies

Brown University

Providence, RI | www.brown.edu/

8%

Acceptance

10,807

Students

#13

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for African-American Studies

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA | www.upenn.edu/

9%

Acceptance

30,688

Students

#7

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for African-American Studies

Georgetown University

Washington, DC | www.georgetown.edu/

17%

Acceptance

22,720

Students

#19

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for African-American Studies

University of California-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA | www.ucla.edu/

14%

Acceptance

46,947

Students

#50

Ranking

$43K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for African-American Studies

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD | www.jhu.edu/

11%

Acceptance

34,250

Students

#4

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for African-American Studies

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI | https://umich.edu/

26%

Acceptance

49,530

Students

#33

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for African-American Studies

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY | www.cornell.edu/

11%

Acceptance

24,594

Students

#14

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for African-American Studies

Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA | www.wellesley.edu/

20%

Acceptance

2,735

Students

#31

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for African-American Studies

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN | www.nd.edu/

19%

Acceptance

13,268

Students

#16

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for African-American Studies

University of Virginia-Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA | https://www.virginia.edu/

23%

Acceptance

29,237

Students

#38

Ranking

$53K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for African-American Studies

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA | www.usc.edu/

16%

Acceptance

52,376

Students

#28

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

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