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2023 Ethnic Studies Popularity

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

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Ethnic studies is the 345th most popular degree in America, with 224 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #346 Arabic Language and Literature, and narrowly lost to #344 Computational Mathematics.

The degree is offered at a total of 31 colleges across the nation, and is the 337th most widely offered degree. It is only offered at 7% of the Top 100 Best Colleges in America.

It is also worth noting that barely greater than three out of every four colleges offering ethnic studies are public making it a quite accessible field.

The far west produces the most ethnic 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 University of California-Berkeley and University of California-Santa Cruz.

All that being said, no individual school produces more ethnic studies graduates than College of Alameda, 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 ethnic studies). More students studied ethnic studies as a percentage of total students at Mills College than any other college.

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