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2023 Gerontology Popularity

There are about 3,087 students enrolled in Gerontology in the USA.

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Gerontology is the 322nd most popular degree in America, with 298 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #323 Spanish Language Teacher Education, and narrowly lost to #321 Religious Music.

The degree is offered at a total of 38 colleges across the nation, and is the 306th most widely offered degree. It is only offered at 2% of the Top 100 Best Colleges in America.

It is also worth noting that 69% of colleges offering gerontology are public making it a quite accessible field.

The far west produces the most gerontology graduates, largely led by California State University-Sacramento, while it’s the Big Sky Conference that leads conference totals. As far as states, California ranks highest, with particular help from California State University-Sacramento and University of Southern California.

All that being said, no individual school produces more gerontology graduates than California State University-Fullerton, which graduated 73 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 gerontology). More students studied gerontology as a percentage of total students at Bethune-Cookman University than any other college.

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