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2023 Asian Studies Popularity

There are about 1,954 students enrolled in Asian Studies in the USA.

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Asian studies is the 222nd most popular degree in America, with 889 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #223 Art Teacher Education, and narrowly lost to #221 Molecular Biology.

The degree is offered at a total of 146 colleges across the nation, and is the 123rd most widely offered degree. Given that asian studies is offered at 40% 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 a smidgeon greater than four ninths of colleges offering asian studies are public making it a pretty accessible field.

The far west produces the most asian studies graduates, largely led by University of California-Berkeley, while it’s the Pacific-12 Conference that leads conference totals. As far as states, California ranks highest, with particular help from California State University-Long Beach and University of California-Berkeley.

All that being said, no individual school produces more asian studies graduates than University of Pennsylvania, which graduated 64 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 asian studies). More students studied asian studies as a percentage of total students at Berea College than any other college.

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