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2023 African-American Studies Popularity

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

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African-american studies is the 209th most popular degree in America, with 1,009 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #210 German Language and Literature, and narrowly lost to #208 Family and Community Services.

The degree is offered at a total of 201 colleges across the nation, and is the 101st most widely offered degree. Given that african american studies is offered at 49% of the Top 100 Best Colleges in America, you can be sure this is a critical degree and the skillsets acquired are likely to last for a long time.

It is also worth noting that just about three fifths of colleges offering african american studies are public making it a quite accessible field.

The southeast produces the most african american studies graduates, largely led by University of Florida, while it’s the Pacific-12 Conference that leads conference totals. As far as states, California ranks highest, with particular help from University of California-Los Angeles and University of California-Santa Barbara.

All that being said, no individual school produces more african american studies graduates than Florida International University, which graduated 44 students last year alone. Although size is critical, another important factor to consider is the program’s density (the percent of all students that study african american studies). More students studied african american studies as a percentage of total students at Berea College than any other college.

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