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2023 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

There are about 6,723 students enrolled in Ethnic Studies in the USA.

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popularity

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

1,847

Vs. National Avg.

-88%

popularity Rank

#236

cost

Very Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$21K

Vs. National Avg.

-12%

cost Rank

#304

salary

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$39K

Vs. National Avg.

-1%

salary Rank

#282

professors

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

14%

professors Rank

#117

students

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

B-

Vs. National Avg.

8%

students Rank

#95

SUMMARY

Going to school for Ethnic Studies is a valuable choice and often a needed first step for undergrads hoping to enter a career as an immigration program coordinator, a family specialist, or a case worker. Interestingly, ethnic studies is an uncommon degree being the 345th most popular major. Last year, there were 224 ethnic studies diplomas received. In-state tuition for ethnic studies at private colleges is, on average, 4.6 times more expensive than their public fellows.

With just 31 colleges offering ethnic studies you might have a smaller selection of institutions you can choose from. If you're hoping to surround yourself with other ethnic studies undergraduates, consider colleges in California which have the most undergrads admitted to ethnic studies annually. More generally, the top region to study ethnic studies is in the Far West region with University of California-Berkeley, University of California-Santa Cruz, and University of Oregon best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the best conference to major in ethnic studies is the Pacific-12 Conference with University of California-Berkeley, University of Colorado Boulder, and University of Oregon representing the conference. From our list of the best colleges, our choice for the best school for ethnic studies is Columbia University in the City of New York.

The 'best' school might not actually be the best school for you. There might be lots more facets to think about when selecting ​university. Features such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food could modify your inclinations on where to go to college. Here at authority.org, we have examined the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which ethnic studies university is home to the best campus, the answer is Columbia University in the City of New York. If, for example, you are very interested in which university has the finest campus, then we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, student reviews, government databases, and more in order to evaluate each major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our well researched list for the colleges with the best student life&nbspand from that list, our choice for the university with the best student life for ethnic studies is Columbia University in the City of New York. Are you curious why? Continue reading to learn more about Authority's top choices. Many of our picks will probably shock you.

If price is a significant deciding factor in your choice of where you attend college, you might be cautious about Columbia University in the City of New York. Columbia University in the City of New York&nbspappears to be our most expensive school for ethnic studies, at least regarding out of state enrollment. We do have a page for the most expensive&nbspcolleges that might put the cost at Columbia University in the City of New York&nbspinto perspective. For more context, you may care to know that ethnic studies is the 96th most expensive program in the US, with an average expense of $39,800. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for ethnic studies in the nation is New York demonstrated with a tuition of $57,763 at the main school in New York Columbia University in the City of New York. Even more broadly, the most costly region for ethnic studies is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for ethnic studies is the Plains region which is represented by Minnesota State University-Mankato with a cost of $15,686, Metropolitan State University with a cost of $14,345, and St Olaf College with a cost of $49,710. In better news, the most affordable college for ethnic studies is Metropolitan State University. Authority's entire list of the most affordable schools can be explored here.

In-state attendees can anticipate paying in the neighborhood of $11,300 for a degree in ethnic studies. That cost inflates dramatically to a median of $32,400 for the out-of-state public-school student. As such, you might be interested in our selection for the college with the best value for ethnic studies: Columbia University in the City of New York. On this page you can see our comprehensive list of the colleges we believe to be the best value&nbspin general. Bear in mind, this idea is based on out-of-state tuition costs. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition is considered, but as we do not know what state(s) you might qualify for in-state tuition, we are approaching this discussion through out-of-state tuition costs.

Earnings for ethnic studies students can vary, but two years after graduation students will regularly earn around $44,000. There is much variation in earnings potential; top earners can experience pay up to $77,900. Even straight out of university, the lowest end jobs within the ethnic studies field earn $25,000, which isn't that bad. The highest earning grads from ethnic studies graduated from Columbia University in the City of New York&nbspand if you want to find the universities with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The overall diversity of ethnic studies is solid, coming within the 75th percentile of all majors. The college with the highest composite diversity for ethnic studies is Brown University&nbspand here you can find our general list of the colleges which have the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of Ethnic Studies only stands within the 70th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is greater than financial diversity, ranking in the 82nd percentile. Latino collegians make up the largest proportion at 52% of scholars studying ethnic studies. Additionally, 80% of undergraduates seeking an ethnic studies degree are women.

The median rating for ethnic studies' professors is 4.7 stars, which is 17% greater than the median score for all majors; this is an exceedingly good ranking. If you are curious about the most popular ethnic studies instructor in the country, take a look at Kevin Lanagan at Johns Hopkins University. This might come as a shock, but the top rated instructors for ethnic studies by student come from Johns Hopkins University. As we including data other than basic rankings it becomes clear that the college possessing the overall best instructors for ethnic studies is Columbia University in the City of New York. You can find more detail on our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, as well as many of the best examples of professors nationwide.

Finally, the most difficult school to get into for ethnic studies is Columbia University in the City of New York. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we do have a comprehensive list for the hardest colleges to get into. But, we do hope you believe that considering higher education with context primarily built on superlatives can cause issues. We hope you explore our other pages on different universities and peruse a few of our background articles on important details to consider as your university search develops.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

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Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

Yale University

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

7%

Acceptance

14,910

Students

#8

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

Stanford University

Stanford, CA | www.stanford.edu/

5%

Acceptance

20,961

Students

#2

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA | www.harvard.edu/

5%

Acceptance

41,024

Students

#3

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

Brown University

Providence, RI | www.brown.edu/

8%

Acceptance

10,807

Students

#13

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO | www.wustl.edu/

16%

Acceptance

17,893

Students

#18

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH | www.dartmouth.edu/

9%

Acceptance

7,171

Students

#15

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Ethnic 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

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL | www.northwestern.edu/

9%

Acceptance

25,870

Students

#12

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

Harvey Mudd College

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

18%

Acceptance

1,132

Students

#20

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN | www.nd.edu/

19%

Acceptance

13,268

Students

#16

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL | www.uchicago.edu/

7%

Acceptance

20,413

Students

#11

Ranking

$61K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

Pomona College

Claremont, CA | www.pomona.edu/

9%

Acceptance

1,733

Students

#40

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA | www.usc.edu/

16%

Acceptance

52,376

Students

#28

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY | www.cornell.edu/

11%

Acceptance

24,594

Students

#14

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME | https://www.bowdoin.edu/

9%

Acceptance

1,973

Students

#41

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA | www.cmu.edu/

17%

Acceptance

15,567

Students

#21

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

University of California-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA | www.ucla.edu/

14%

Acceptance

46,947

Students

#50

Ranking

$43K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA | www.swarthmore.edu/

9%

Acceptance

1,689

Students

#36

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

Davidson College

Davidson, NC | https://davidson.edu/

20%

Acceptance

2,022

Students

#47

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

University of Georgia

Athens, GA | www.uga.edu/

48%

Acceptance

42,941

Students

#120

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX | https://www.utexas.edu/

32%

Acceptance

54,243

Students

#81

Ranking

$40K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI | www.wisc.edu/

57%

Acceptance

47,831

Students

#101

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

Boston University

Boston, MA | www.bu.edu/

20%

Acceptance

42,047

Students

#35

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

University of California-Berkeley

Berkeley, CA | www.berkeley.edu/

17%

Acceptance

45,878

Students

#55

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

New York University

New York, NY | www.nyu.edu/

21%

Acceptance

58,361

Students

#23

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

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