Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

224

Graduates Per Year

$44K

Average Salary

#345

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Unpopular

224

96% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

31

84% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

344

Computational Mathematics

232

345

Ethnic Studies

224

346

Arabic Language and Literature

216

Cost

Somewhat Expensive

$39,761

24% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

95

Graphic Design

$39,880

96

Ethnic Studies

$39,761

97

Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies

$39,450

Salary

Low Salary

$29,876

23% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

319

Native American Studies

$29,876

320

Ethnic Studies

$29,876

321

Asian-American Studies

$29,876

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TOP

25

Professors

Very Good

4.7/5

17.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

10

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

11

Ethnic Studies

12

Mechanic and Repair Technologies

Students

Diverse

4.1/5

13.63% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

100

Industrial Engineering

101

Ethnic Studies

102

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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 and 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 appears 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 colleges that might put the cost at Columbia University in the City of New York into 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 in 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 and 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 and 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.

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University of California-Berkeley

#1 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

University of California-Berkeley is a very large public university located in Berkeley, CA ranked 68th in the United States. It has a total of 32,700 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 16.25% of applicants. University of California-Berkeley offers 315 different majors and is best known for its Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Natural Resources and Conservation, and Environmental Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Berkeley is rather costly. 58.68% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the workforce. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home roughly $64,700 per year, which is 56% above the national median.

Berkeley, CA

www.berkeley.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

45,183

Students

#68

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Columbia University in the City of New York

#2 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

Columbia University in the City of New York is a very large private university located in New York, NY ranked 9th in the United States. It has a total of 8,628 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 5.45% acceptance rate. Columbia University in the City of New York offers 467 different majors and is best known for its Sustainability Studies, Art History, and Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $58,920 per year, Columbia University in the City of New York is exceptionally high-priced. 78.72% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to bring home around $83,300 per year, which is 101% greater than the national median.

New York, NY

www.columbia.edu

A+

Rating

5%

Acceptance

33,301

Students

#9

Ranking

$58,920

Tuition

Brown University

#3 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

Brown University is a large private university located in Providence, RI ranked 12th in the US. It has a total of 7,428 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 7.07% of applicants. Brown University offers 265 different majors and is best known for its Entrepreneurship, African Studies, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $57,112 per year, Brown University is very high-priced. 87.69% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn about $67,500 per year, which is 63% greater than the national median.

Providence, RI

www.brown.edu

A+

Rating

7%

Acceptance

10,760

Students

#12

Ranking

$57,112

Tuition

Mills College

#4 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

Mills College is a small private liberal arts college located in Oakland, CA ranked 48th in California. It has a total of 820 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 75.85% of applicants. Mills College offers 77 different majors and is best known for its Ethnic Studies, Child Development, and Public Policy Analysis programs (nationally ranked 4th, 10th, and 36th respectively). With an annual tuition of $29,340 per year, Mills College is reasonably high-priced. 69.79% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home more or less $39,900 per year, which is 4% under the national median.

Oakland, CA

https://www.mills.edu

B

Rating

76%

Acceptance

1,354

Students

#458

Ranking

$29,340

Tuition

Santa Clara University

#5 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

Santa Clara University is a mid-sized private institution located in Santa Clara, CA ranked 87th in America. It has a total of 5,797 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 48.82% of applicants. Santa Clara University offers 93 different majors and is best known for its Accounting and Business Management, Web Design, and Ethnic Studies programs (nationally ranked 4th, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,998 per year, Santa Clara University is very high-priced. 82.27% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw about $72,600 per year, which is 75% above the national median.

Santa Clara, CA

www.scu.edu

A+

Rating

49%

Acceptance

9,423

Students

#87

Ranking

$52,998

Tuition

Colorado College

#6 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

Colorado College is a small private liberal arts college located in Colorado Springs, CO ranked 94th in the nation. It has a total of 2,268 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 13.5% acceptance rate. Colorado College offers 50 different majors and is best known for its International Economics, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Ethnic Studies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $57,612 per year, Colorado College is very high-priced. 81.52% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to earn around $45,400 per year, which is 9% over the national median.

Colorado Springs, CO

www.coloradocollege.edu

A+

Rating

14%

Acceptance

2,313

Students

#94

Ranking

$57,612

Tuition

St Olaf College

#7 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

St Olaf College is a small private liberal arts college located in Northfield, MN ranked 132nd in the US. It has a total of 3,119 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 47.51% of applicants. St Olaf College offers 47 different majors and is best known for its Russian Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Asian Studies programs (nationally ranked 4th, 7th, and 17th respectively). With an annual tuition of $49,710 per year, St Olaf College is exceptionally expensive. 84.11% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, joining the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring home near $50,400 per year, which is 21% over the national median.

Northfield, MN

wp.stolaf.edu

A

Rating

48%

Acceptance

3,119

Students

#132

Ranking

$49,710

Tuition

The University of Texas at Austin

#8 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

The University of Texas at Austin is a very large public university located in Austin, TX ranked 81st in America. It has a total of 43,132 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting barely below 1 out of every 3 applicants. The University of Texas at Austin offers 339 different majors and is best known for its Communication Sciences and Disorders, Writing, and Accounting programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,824 for students from Texas and $38,326 for those from out-of-state, The University of Texas at Austin is quite expensive. 77.77% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn more or less $58,200 per year, which is 40% above the national median.

Austin, TX

www.utexas.edu

A+

Rating

32%

Acceptance

55,128

Students

#81

Ranking

$38,326

Tuition

University of Oregon

#9 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

University of Oregon is a very large public university located in Eugene, OR ranked 6th in Oregon. It has a total of 20,912 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 81.8% of applicants. University of Oregon offers 224 different majors and is best known for its Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Physiology, and Multimedia Art programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $10,440 for in-state students and $34,335 for those from out-of-state, University of Oregon is reasonably expensive. 65.06% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $44,800 per year, which is 8% over the national median.

Eugene, OR

https://www.uoregon.edu

B+

Rating

82%

Acceptance

25,203

Students

#354

Ranking

$34,335

Tuition

University of California-Santa Cruz

#10 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

University of California-Santa Cruz is a large public university located in Santa Cruz, CA ranked 175th in the United States. It has a total of 18,774 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 51.31% of applicants. University of California-Santa Cruz offers 155 different majors and is best known for its Comparative Literature, Women's Studies, and Hispanic-American Studies programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Santa Cruz is quite costly. 72.4% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in roughly $46,900 per year, which is 13% over the national median.

Santa Cruz, CA

www.ucsc.edu/

A

Rating

51%

Acceptance

20,839

Students

#175

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

University of Colorado Boulder

#11 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

University of Colorado Boulder is a very large public university located in Boulder, CO ranked 269th in the nation. It has a total of 33,059 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a smidgeon greater than 7 out of 9 applicants. University of Colorado Boulder offers 214 different majors and is best known for its Physiology, Environmental Design, and Astronomy programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $10,728 for in-state students and $36,546 for those from out-of-state, University of Colorado Boulder is rather expensive. 60.59% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make near $50,800 per year, which is 22% greater than the national median.

Boulder, CO

www.colorado.edu

A-

Rating

78%

Acceptance

40,353

Students

#269

Ranking

$36,546

Tuition

University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus

#12 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus is a very large public university located in Denver, CO ranked 7th in Colorado. It has a total of 21,693 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 67.31% of applicants. University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus offers 150 different majors and is best known for its Physiological Psychology, Architectural Technology, and Writing programs (nationally ranked 8th, 12th, and 12th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,920 for in-state students and $24,408 for those from out-of-state, University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus is somewhat moderately high-priced. 55.16% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn close to $56,400 per year, which is 36% greater than the national median.

Denver, CO

www.ucdenver.edu/

B

Rating

67%

Acceptance

32,857

Students

#477

Ranking

$24,408

Tuition

Minnesota State University-Mankato

#13 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

Minnesota State University-Mankato is a large public college located in Mankato, MN ranked 21st in Minnesota. It has a total of 14,800 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 62.71% of applicants. Minnesota State University-Mankato offers 242 different majors and is best known for its Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling, Ethnic Studies, and Community Health Services programs (nationally ranked 11th, 13th, and 17th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,394 for in-state students and $15,686 for those from out-of-state, Minnesota State University-Mankato is moderately priced. 49.33% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to earn roughly $44,900 per year, which is 8% over the national median.

Mankato, MN

https://mankato.mnsu.edu/

C+

Rating

63%

Acceptance

17,357

Students

#819

Ranking

$15,686

Tuition

Metropolitan State University

#14 Best Colleges for Ethnic Studies

Metropolitan State University is a mid-sized public institution located in Saint Paul, MN ranked 23rd in Minnesota. It has a total of 9,462 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 56.2% of applicants. Metropolitan State University offers 83 different majors and is best known for its Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling, Playwriting and Screenwriting, and Ethnic Studies programs (nationally ranked 8th, 10th, and 14th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,031 for in-state students and $14,345 for those from out-of-state, Metropolitan State University is reasonably priced. 39.82% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $48,200 per year, which is 16% above the national median.

Saint Paul, MN

www.metrostate.edu

C+

Rating

56%

Acceptance

10,575

Students

#892

Ranking

$14,345

Tuition