Best Colleges for History

25,943

Graduates Per Year

$43K

Average Salary

#22

Most Popular Major

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TOP

25

Popularity

Very Popular

25,943

321% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

1,300

577% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

21

Elementary Education and Teaching

29,618

22

History

25,943

23

Business

25,818

Most Widely Offered Degrees

7

/

405

Rare

Common

offeringnot offering91%91%

Top 100 Colleges offering this degree

publicprivate48%48%

Degree Granting Schools that are Public

Most Graduates

By Region

Southeast

6,416
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

By State

California

2,936
California State University-Long Beach

By Conference

Pacific-12 Conference

1,285
University of California-Berkeley

By School

Arizona Western College

332

POPULARITY

History is the 22nd most popular degree in America, with 25,943 students receiving their bachelors degree last year. It just beat out #23 Business, and narrowly lost to #21 Elementary Education and Teaching.

The degree is offered at a total of 1,300 colleges across the nation, and is the 7th most widely offered degree. Given that history is offered at 91% 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 48% of colleges offering history are public making it a pretty accessible field.

The southeast produces the most history graduates, largely led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 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-Los Angeles.

All that being said, no individual school produces more history graduates than Arizona Western College, which graduated 332 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 history). More students studied history as a percentage of total students at Ripon College than any other college.